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« on: April 19, 2012 03:42:10 PM »

So atm I'm needle felting a leprechaun. His head including his hat is between 1 - 2" high, and I want to put a shamrock on his hat - how can I create one of these? Have tried shaping each leaf individually but as 'one' leaf - also tried doing them in two bits - one bit for each half of the divot (if that makes sense!) but i cant seem to make a single leaf - let alone three, in the right shape Sad what would happen if I felted a larger piece of flat felt and then cut out a tiny shamrock???
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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2012 04:42:51 AM »

If this were my project, I would haul out my micro cutters (a set of shapes that are more commonly used for polymerclay work) and use the club (as in cards, not as in cavemen) cutter to create the shamrock. A larger shamrock could be created using the tiny heart cutter as a mold for each leaf. As long as you're careful about the quantity of fiber that you use and flat felt it very well - using these tiny cutters/molds works very well. I've done that many times.

You can flat felt yourself some felt cloth and then cut out the shape - just be certain that you really (super really) flat felt your homemade felt cloth really well so that once cut out it doesn't start to fall apart.
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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2012 08:47:54 AM »

OOO just seen this reply thank you! WIll look into buying some microcutters for future! HAd to let leprechaun go sans shamrock!
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