Announcing the second Project Lesson – Mid 16th C. Pantoufles (Cork). These pantoufles were finished in September of 2006, but I’m adding the post simply to facilitate searching. See attached for a teaser pic!
I am loving your tutorials and the thoroughness of your work–
these are FABULOUS.
Could I ask for some advice?
I’m making chopines for SoCal Renaissance Faire,
and I was wondering if I would be insane to use foam yoga blocks as opposed to cork.
The foam blocks are far cheaper, and they seem like they would be sturdier for walking.
Thank you for the compliments! You know, I have never seen the foam yoga blocks, to be honest. They might be a bit trickier to carve properly, but once you get the form out of them, I don’t see a reason why they wouldn’t work for construction. I would definitely try standing on them first, though – if they compress a lot, then it might not work as well and could trip you up. Do feel free to ask any questions on the process – there are plenty of shortcuts that you can take like using glue instead of awls, etc., that may make it easier for you =)