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Hi All, 

Am trying to source one of two things for the ever lovely and gifted students at the Bristol school of animation. We use pin down puppets in training exercises, and I have been using regular polystryene to pin their feet in place, but it is not ideal, as it breaks up easily, and does not grip the pins well. I was lucky enough to teach in Budapest again this year, at the Mome University, where they have this excellent cork sheeting attached to the tables, and it works like a dream on my little pin down training puppets. However, they have had it for years and no one remembers where it came from! I am working hard to source one of two things...

1) A UK supplier of cork sheet, must be one inch thick. (and sticking a load of thin sheets together does not work!)

2) Failing that, the a suggestion for an alternative material.

Any help or ideas would be welcomed!

Cheersmedears

Mary

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Hi there, I have been using a high density polystyrene sold at your local Wickes store as loft insulation. Comes in 4 ft x 2 ft sheets , is around 2 inches thick and works a treat with pins. You can also paint it with acrylics and make impressions in it with a sander. Looks just like concrete if you paint it grey . :)
Hi Tony,
Thanks for that, there is a Wicks very near the University, I will check it out,
Cheers
Mary

http://www.sundeala.co.uk/

These sundeala pin boards are an option. Does anyone else have any suggestions? I'm also interested in this.

John Lewis do a cork bathmat for £10, not sure how thick it is.

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