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Stitches & Glue

A creative design house of freelance puppet, toy, prop, costume makers and designers working within the special FX industry for theatre and Film based in London, England. Currently busy working on a secret Movie project out of Shepperton Studios. Below is a gallery containing examples of our costume, puppet and soft sculpture work. Our professional portfolio gallery contains some of our favourite freelance jobs over the last few years for film and theatre.

Artem Fx- Beagle street, Monster puppet Fabrication and Art finishing
Artem Fx- Beagle street, Monster puppet Fabrication and Art finishing
Secret Garden - Mechanical rabbit puppets
Elephantom, puppet head fabrication/sculptor- National Theatre (Design by Toby Olie', Photo by Charlotte Macmillan)
Secret Garden - Mechanical Crow puppet
Hector- Art Toy
Puppet Tentacles- Costume Prop
Fox head sculpt- Secret Garden
Paddington- Fabricator/ On-set dresser
Secret Garden - Fox puppet
Xmen, First Class- Fabrication and Hair dept.
Secret Garden- Mechanical Robin
Wing Commander Wallis- Custom Munny/vinyl Art toy
Pierre- Plush Art toy
Cow Puppet- Into the Woods, Puppet design
Bubu- Plush Art Toy
Elephant Sculpt- The King and I
Aardvark Puppet- The Big Sneeze 2015
The Light Princess- Head sculptor/specialist puppet maker (Design by Toby Olie')
Elephantom Sculpt- National Theatre
Elephantom, puppet head fabrication/sculptor- National Theatre (Design by Toby Olie', Photo by Charlotte Macmillan)
Elephantom, puppet head fabrication/sculptor- National Theatre (Design by Toby Olie', Photo by Charlotte Macmillan)
Lobster Claw- Costume Prop
Cow Sculpt- for Max Humphries. Into the Woods, Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris
Into the woods- Mechanical cow fabrication, Max Humphries
War Horse- Puppet maker
Cow Puppet- Into the Woods
Cow Puppet- Into the Woods, Puppet design
Kick ass 2- Mother Fucker mask
Fish Fins- Costume Prop
Rowly- Art toy
Thor 2- Special Fx modeller/fabricator- Marvel
Seb- Plush Art toy (Monster Workshop)
James II/ Significant Object, National theatre- Sculptor/Mould maker
Puppet Tentacles- Costume Prop
Puppet Design- Dog sculpt
Dog puppet- Animatronic Puppet/ Puppet maker/puppet design
Giant head puppet- Into the Woods, puppet design
Giant head puppet- Into the Woods, puppet design
Rube- Large Puppet sculpt
Rube- Large puppet
Kick ass 2- Dr Gravity mask
Creature costume sculpt
Creature Costume
Creature costume sculpt
Creature costume- Children's TV Pilot
Dark Shadows- Fat Suit fabrication
Artem Fx- Orange Ninja's, Fabrication
Artem Fx- Daydream collection. Hair work/fabrication
Childrens TV pilot- Shoot
Child Bust- James II/Significant Object
Xmen, First Class- Mutant suit assembly
Kick ass 2- Colonel Stars and Stripes mask
The Light Princess- Head sculptor/specialist puppet maker (Design by Toby Olie')
Kick Ass 2- The tumor goggles
The Light Princess- Head sculptor/specialist puppet maker (Design by Toby Olie'. Mech by Max Humphries)
Creature Ears- Final Fantasy Ad campaign
Glove Puppet- Children's TV Pilot
Whale Trail- Children's Television, Creature costumes and puppets
Secret Garden - Mechanical Crow puppet
Mini Elephantom- Custom Toy, Modified wool show
The Story Teller- Art toy (Monster Workshop)
Ren- Custom Vinyl toy (Qiqi)
Art toy- Monster Workshop
Art toy- Monster taxidermy
Monster Rug
The Light Princess- Head sculptor/specialist puppet maker (Design by Toby Olie')
Glove Puppet- Children's TV Pilot
Ohdo- Bespoke Glove Puppet
Shakespeare's Globe- Staling, mechanical Puppet- Gabriel
Pirate head sculpts
Bunraku Puppet- 'Pirates' Caribbean tour
Bunraku Puppet- 'Pirates' Caribbean tour
Bunraku Puppet- 'Pirates' Caribbean tour
Olympics 2012, Opening Ceremony - Light up dresses, pattern cutting
Olympics 2012, Opening Ceremony - Fabrication
Large Cyclops Puppet- The Odyssey
Large Cyclops Puppet- The Odyssey
Asmodeo- Bespoke Glove Puppet
Creature Ears- Final Fantasy Ad campaign
Ogre Puppet- Fabrication and Artwork
Faeries- Puppet maker/art worker/sculptor

About Us

Our Approach

We offer a personal approach to our clients, with close attention to detail on all projects. Keeping you informed and involved throughout the building process which is key to a projects success. Bringing over a decade of experience in the UK’s Film and Theatre industry to your project.

We can design and build creature costumes, puppets, props and models. Please contact us to discuss your project.

Paul Vincett, the company founder of Stitches and Glue, graduated with 1st class honors in Illustration, specialising in model making and puppets. As well as running his own company, Paul works as a freelance puppet/prop/costume designer and maker for Theatre and Film. Becky Johnson trained at The London College of Fashion and has a successful career as a freelance fabricator of creature costumes, puppets and costumes.

Becky and Paul met across a workshop table whilst making a 10 foot Ogre puppet for an Opera in New York, this went onto win The New York Times’ Puppet of the Year 2010. They have been working together ever since, creating monsters for Stitches & Glue’s project: Monster Workshop, and puppets and costumes for stage shows, TV and film.

For all inquiries email: mail@stitchesandglue.com or call: 07756729512

Stitches and Glue, The Studio, Heston, TW5 0LP

Paul Vincett

Paul Vincett

Theatre Credits: His Dark Materials, Faeries , El Gato Con Botas (Puss in Boots), The Crane maiden. War Horse, Puppet maker- Shakespeares Globe’s, ‘Gabriel’. Head Sculptor/Specialist puppet maker ‘Light Princess’. Head Sculptor and puppet specialist for ‘Elephantom’. Sculptor and mould maker for Significant object- James II.
Childrens TV: Fabricator on ‘Into the Night Garden’ stage show, Fabricator and Art finisher on the new ‘Teletubbies’.

Film Credits: X-men; First Class, Tim Burton’s, Dark Shadows, Thor 2, The Harry Hill Movie, Zoolander 2, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and Beauty and the Beast.

Becky Johnson

Becky Johnson

Theatre Credits:Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat., El Gato Con Botas (Puss in Boots), Wicked, Billie Elliot. Lion King.

Childrens TV: Me and my Monsters., ZingZillas, Into the Night Garden.

Film Credits:The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, Fred Claus, Hellboy 2, Sweeney Todd, The Wolfman, X-Men; First Class, Dark Shadows, Kick Ass 2, Ex Machina and most recently Paddington.

Olly Taylor

Olly Taylor

Master Puppeteer- freelance puppeteer/Director working in the media and on stage. He has worked with the likes of The Little Angel Theatre, The Jim Henson Company, The Muppets, Darrall MacQueen, Kindle Entertainment to name a few. Skilled in operating and directing all styles of puppets from glove puppets through to complex animatronics and full suit style characters. Olly is always happy to talk about your new project. Ranging from performing a new character, to pulling together a team of puppeteers and giving puppetry advice on the staging and
realisation of your project.Don’t hesitate to get in touch.        olly@ollytaylor.co.uk

Thomas Whetnall

Thomas Whetnall

Freelance Artist/Illustrator/Games Designer/Graphic Designer and Monster Workshop ambassador.

Creature costumes and puppets for theatre and Film industry
Creature costumes and puppets for theatre and Film industry
Puppet makers London for film and theatre
Puppet makers London for film and theatre
Creature costumes and puppets for theatre and Film industry
Head Cast, special Fx
Mould making, Creature costumes and puppets for theatre and Film industry
Creature costumes and puppets for theatre and Film industry
Creature costumes and puppets for theatre and Film industry
Creature costumes and puppets for theatre and Film industry
Monster making, Art toys bespoke Art works
Puppet makers London for film and theatre
Creature costumes and puppets for theatre and Film industry
Creature costumes and puppets for theatre and Film industry, london, England
Creature costumes and puppets for theatre and Film industry, london, England
Creature costumes and puppets for theatre and Film industry

2015 Show reel

A short show reel of some of our most recent puppet makes for Film and Theatre.

 

Recent Events

Here you’ll find information on some of our latest events, including films and theatre productions that we’ve been involved in and anything that’s coming up in the future from us here at Stitches and Glue.

Elephantom- National Theatre

Elephantom- National Theatre

Feb 2013

The Elephantom- Transfers to the West End!!

For a ten week run at the New London theatre this summer, tickets are now on sale.

For children and grown-ups of all ages, the story of one little girl and her larger-than-life friend is brought to life with extraordinary puppetry and theatrical ingenuity.

Suitable for everyone 4 years and over. More info here:
http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/shows/the-elephantom

Light Princess- National Theatre

Light Princess- National Theatre

30th November 2013

Director: Marie-Ann Elliot, Designer: Rae SmithPuppets by: Toby Olié, Julia Jeulin, Max Humphries & Myself

Tickets are still available:

http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/shows/the-light-princess

Thor, A Dark World

Thor, A Dark World

30th November 2013

Now in Cinema’s!! Go see it and look out for the amazing Dark Elves.

Contact Us

Please drop us a line with any Stitches and Glue related questions regarding your order or enquiries into bespoke creature costumes and puppet commisions. The workshop isn’t run by monsters! we’ll try our best to get back to you as soon as possible.

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