tumbling along with exploring materials can be really unnerving to me. If you have a vision of what the thing will look like you have a goal. Working from the inside out means you have no bloody idea how the thing will look…and this is fashion! So armed with the knowledge of what the materials can do I know we had to sprinkle a little magic into the mix. So the wouldn’t it be cool thoughts start to creep in….
A solid chunk of felt layered up and soaked in resin is no better than a lump of solid plastic. There seemed to be a lot of strength in the curved felt reminding me of how steel tubes can be as strong as rods. In addition the resin acts like a wood glue where the join can be as strong as the actual material.
So sprinkle the magic and wouldn’t it be great if the shoe was a big tube and the insole was attached inside seamlessly?????