Posts Tagged ‘chopines’

16th Century Pantofles – The Right Way

Sunday, January 8th, 2017

Some of you may have gone through the Lesson 2 Writeup on a set of 16th century pantofles, but I’m pleased now to be able to give you a far better reconstruction, based on period examples and historical practice. This was a special project for Miss Kit, and I’m delighted to be able to give you some details on the construction process. Many of the techniques were similar to those in Lesson 2, so I ought not to completely decry that older knowledge, but this new piece looks so much more like the period examples.

What I thought worked particularly well were the slashed “ridges” on the upper of the pantofles. These are very similar to some extant pieces off of which I modeled this new pair.
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Chopines for the Bata Shoe Museum!

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011


Take a look at the chopines I made for the Bata back in November of 2010 – I love the fabric and the colors!

Lesson #3: Late 16th C. Venetian Chopines (Timber)

Friday, February 4th, 2011

Announcing the third Project Lesson – Late 16th C. Venetian Chopines (Timber). These chopines were finished in July of 2008, but I’m adding the post simply to facilitate searching. See attached for a teaser pic!

Lesson #1: Late 16th C. Venetian Chopines (Cork)

Friday, February 4th, 2011

Announcing the first Project Lesson – Late 16th C. Venetian Chopines (Cork). These chopines were finished in June of 2006, but I’m adding the post simply to facilitate searching. See attached for a teaser pic!