I´m making long felt leaf shapes for a hat (which will probably be stiffened). I´m trying to figure out how one would press patterns into felt to give the leaves some veins. I guess for small felt leaves you could use petal molds, but these leaves will be long and slender. I´ve tried to dampened the felt and use hot flower tools and a thin damp cloth but that didn´t leave much of a shape.
Does anybody have any ideas or know of any tricks I could try out?
Any help would be very much appreciated.
Thank you so much for your reply and the ideas! I really appreciate it. I´m using Fur felt and have stitched veining on it before. It looked very sweet but is not what I´m looking for for this particular hat ;) However, I´m interested in what you mean by
"needle felt a line of a lighter shade of green yarn to represent the leaf vanes"
(I´m German and have a little problem understand this part ;))
Use fossshape to make the leaves and paint them with acrylic paint! Great thing about Foss shape is that with hairdryer or steam it will make any shape you want!
Ooooh, I´ll have to look that up! Sounds great! Thank you very much, Edith!