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Remembrance Day Poppy in Felt

November 6, 2012

We’ve done some great Remembrance Day crafts before, using the opportunity to talk through the significance of the day and read some war poetry, marking the 2 minute silence with our crafty friends as we went. Today we thought we would have a go at making our own poppies, since we’ve not yet been past a seller. We can pop a £1 in an appeal box next time we see one.

I wasn’t sure of this for most of the time I was making it, but in the end I was fairly happy with it. There are step by step photos below.

Poppies have 4-6 petals apparently; I ad libbed a bit so you have to imagine the the base is two large petals. The shape on the right was a basic one and then I trimmed it down to look prettier once the 4 smaller petals were in place.

I held 4 small petals on top, making them overlap each other as the went round then stitched them down in red thread with a circle of stitches fairly near to middle. I pulled the thread a little as I went round so they puckered slightly and lifted. This gave the flower some shape.

Once that was done I added some stitched detail lines up and down each of the smaller petals. Again I pulled slightly to pucker the petals.

I added a circle of black felt to the centre and using black thread, I added lots of small black seed beads to the middle to give it texture.

Lastly I added one of my autumn leaves and a brooch pin. I’m pleased with it 🙂

As usual, Maddy totally outdid me with this very classy poppy. She cut two circles, one slightly smaller and stitched tiny beads all round the edge of each, pulling the thread as she went to make them cup slightly. The centre is totally black seed beads, all individually stitched.

I’m not really speaking to her any more 😉 Seriously, how can anyone aged 12 makes something so classy?

Lastly, I made one final simple one using two layers of easy shapes and some 2mm seed beads as the centre. I quite like really.

Domestic Goddesque

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2 Responses to Remembrance Day Poppy in Felt

  1. TheMadHouse on November 6, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    I love Maddy’s. She is really talented. I made a felt one a couple of years back

  2. Kelly Innes (@domesticgoddesq) on November 7, 2012 at 11:27 am

    Totally going to have a go at this!

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