Lesson #2: Mid 16th C. Pantoufles (Cork)

February 4th, 2011

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!

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2 Responses to “Lesson #2: Mid 16th C. Pantoufles (Cork)”

  1. Rebecca Says:


    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.

    Am I insane?

  2. raisedheels Says:

    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 =)

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