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EMERGENCY?

FEAR NOT, THE DOCTOR IS IN THE HOUSE!

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marionettes

Most marionettes come to us tangled. If it is a case of just untangling we can do that. If any strings need to be replaced we attempt to match the originals (we use colour match linen for Pelham puppets). We can also clean and press/steam as well.

Untangling

$10.00

String replacement

$5.00/string

Cleaning & Pressing

this can vary - $5 - $15

Other repairs

regluing, repairing parts, painting etc. we will have to see the damage before quoting.
hand puppets

We can tackle almost anything: cleaning, holes that need stitching, painting, gluing - quotes on viewing.

OTHER TOYS
We are also experts in repairing/restoring wind-up toys and other vintage toys of all kinds.

Dress: Wool & Linen with bone buttons
Hands: polymer clay

The customer purchased these two lovely puppet heads in France and wanted them dressed.
Dress: White silk linen with sari & trim. Hands: polymer clay

This large SEVI (36") Pinocchio doll from Italy circa '70's came in pieces with no feet...we cleaned him up and put him back together and even made him some new feet!

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This group of SL63 Pelham puppets had been stored away for 20 years. They were badly tangled and some strings needed replacing and parts reglued and reattached. They were all pressed and steamed as well.

BEFORE
You can guess what happened!
AFTER
   
This Pelham "Mother Dragon" had to be completely restored. We replaced a broken fin, restrung the body, created a new controller and restrung the strings.
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This vintage Japanese wooden horse is poseable - we replaced the shock cord and made him stand again.
 
 

Open Door Designs' retail store located at 1597 Dupont Street near the Junction in Toronto, stocks all kinds of puppets. In addition to our own line of portable puppet theatres and puppets choose from a variety of reasonably priced handcrafted puppets from local artists including marionettes, hand puppets, rod puppets and finger puppets.