I am on holiday at a relatives house and they have a certain chair that I have found particularly interesting and thought it would be a good exercise in modelling texturing and rendering, so far I have modelled every aspect of the chair this morning, but I have become very stuck with how to go about doing the embroidery which is the transition between the wood and fabric. I have tried taking a slice out of the cushion, modelling the fabric shrinkwrap modifier, and using curves to trace the shape i need. but no luck.
Another issue is how would I create a shader for felt in luxrender. it is a very tricky material, does anyone have any tips?
In the final attached image you can see the chair in question a close up (Sorry taken with my phone) of the embroidery and a bad attempt at a felt shader.