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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 Children's TV project. 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.

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
Fox head sculpt- Secret Garden
Secret Garden - Fox puppet
Xmen, First Class- Fabrication and Hair dept.
Secret Garden- Mechanical Robin
Pierre- Plush Art toy
Cow Puppet- Into the Woods, Puppet design
Bubu- Plush Art Toy
Elephant Sculpt- The King and I
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)
Cow Sculpt- for Max Humphries. Into the Woods, Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris
Into the woods- Mechanical cow fabrication, Max Humphries
War Horse- Puppet maker
Toddler study
Cow Puppet- Into the Woods
Cow Puppet- Into the Woods, Puppet design
Kick ass 2- Mother Fucker mask
Wing Commander Wallis- Custom Munny/vinyl Art toy
Thor 2- Special Fx modeller/fabricator- Marvel
Seb- Plush Art toy (Monster Workshop)
Puppet Design- Dog sculpt
Dog puppet- Animatronic Puppet/ Puppet maker/puppet design
Giant head sculpt- Into the Woods, 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
Whale Trail- Children's Television, Creature costumes and puppets
Creature costume sculpt
Creature Costume
Rowly's- Art toys
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
Ren- Custom Vinyl toy (Qiqi)
Childrens TV pilot- Shoot
Xmen, First Class- Mutant suit assembly
Kick ass 2- Colonel Stars and Stripes mask
Mini Elephantom- Custom Toy, Modified wool show
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
Monster Rug
Art toy- Monster Workshop
Bubu Bouncing head- Art toy
Art toy- Monster Workshop
The Story Teller- Art toy (Monster Workshop)
Rowly- Art toy
Hector- Art Toy
Art toy- Monster taxidermy
Art toy- Monster Workshop
Rowly- Art toy
Art toy- Monster Workshop
The Light Princess- Head sculptor/specialist puppet maker
The Light Princess- Head sculptor/specialist puppet maker (Design by Toby Olie')
Joey- Custom Resin Art Toy
Glove Puppet- Children's TV Pilot
Ohdo- Bespoke Glove Puppet
Shakespeare's Globe- Staling, mechanical Puppet- Gabriel
Moinster Rug
Pirate head sculpts
Bunraku Puppet- 'Pirates' Caribbean tour
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. 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 exhibitions.

Studio E3 Cockpit Arts, Holborn, London. WC1N 2NP

Paul

Paul

Theatre Credits: His Dark Materials, Faeries at the Royal Opera House, the US touring show, El Gato Con Botas (Puss in Boots), The Crane maiden, directed by Will Tucket. Puppet maker on Handsprings award winning War Horse, mechanical bird for Shakespeares Globe’s, ‘Gabriel’. Head Sculptor/Specialist puppet maker on The National Theatres, ‘Light Princess’. Head Sculptor and puppet specialist for ‘Elephantom’  At the New London Theatre. Sculptor and mould maker for Significant object- Mervyn Milllar. Fabricator on ‘Into the Night Garden’ stage show.

On the big screen Paul has worked on recent films such as X-men; First Class, Tim Burton’s, Dark Shadows, Thor 2 and The Harry Hill Movie.

Becky

Becky

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.

The Team

The Team

We are lucky enough to have a network of amazing creatives around us which we collaborate with depending on the requirements of a project.
Gareth Charlton, Nicola Beales, Thomas Whetnall, Elizabet Berggren, Joe Scott..

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
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
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, london, England
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, london, England
Creature costumes and puppets for theatre and Film industry

Secret Garden

Puppet makers for Will Tuckets, ‘Secret Garden’, Sarasota Ballet company in Florida have commissioned an original full-length and family-friendly ballet, based on the children’s book, “The Secret Garden,” that will debut in August. Stitches and Glue had with the exciting task of creating a number of wonderful creatures. We teamed up again with the Talented Toby Olie’ to create some truely magical puppets.

 

Elephantom

Our very own Paul, teamed up with the very talented Toby Olie’ (one of the shows directors and puppet designer , Light Princess) to work with him on creating a three dimensional representation of the stories mischievous lead. Paul sculpted and made the lead puppet head. Following the show’s huge success in the National Theatre’s Shed at Christmas, the show has been transferred to the Westend! Here’s a promo video of what to expect! Inflatable’s designed and made by the lovely Dolcie Best.

 

Whale Trail Trailer

Drum roll Please…...
Here’s the ‘Whale Trail’  pilot that we worked incredibly hard on last year. Producing two creature costumes and three puppets in a very short time frame. We’re extremely happy with it, look’s great fun. (Produced by Ustwo)

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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