Re: Pictures of Chopines
- --- In Authentic_SCA@yahoogroups.com, "Kimberly Butler"
> Wow those chopines are beautiful. If you dont mind a question, whereI'd be happy to answer your question, but I'm afraid don't know the
> did you find peices of cork big enough? I have been trying to find a
> source and so far have not had much luck.
> Emery de Fittun
details. My boyfriend ordered the cork, and it arrived in an enormous
block -- looks like enough to make several pairs. The research he's
done, though, turned up some interesting information about
materials...turns out that chopines were made of lightweight woods as
well as cork (in fact, wood seems to become more desirable as the shoe
gets taller). My next pair, which will probably be about 8-10 inches
high, will be wooden. The cork is probably easier to work with, but
wood is easier to come by. If you (or anyone!) would like more
information about the cork source, drop me a line off-list and I'll
pass your requests along to the expert... :-)
"wodeford" <wodeford@y...> wrote:
> I've never tried to dance in geta.....That would so rock, though.
> Nice job, Vittoria. They look great.Can't take credit for a thing, my dear, except wearing them. I had a
little input on the design, but Vyncent did all the work, and did it
splendidly. But I'm hoping to contribute a little more to the next
pair -- with luck, that'll be a summer project we can work on
together. (Missed seeing you at Twelfth Night, by the way!)