Hello fellow puppet builders!
In BJ Guyer's course about making a carved foam head, when the subject of attaching the head to the body comes up, he says that you can't sew to the foam because the stitches will tear out. Then he mentions that they'll put a piece of twill tape around the inside of the hole to sew onto. Has anybody done this who can offer more details?
I don't understand how this solves the problem of tearing out. If you sew the neck sleeve through the foam and onto the twill tape, couldn't the foam still tear out? Advice on this or any other techniques
of attaching a carved foam head to a fabric neck sleeve would be most appreciated. I've attached a photo of what I've got so far just for fun. I should add that I'm not covering the head, so there will be no "skin" to sew to.