Veteran poppies

It is the beginning of November and I am busy making veteran poppies! Buyers manage to find my flowers on some obscure websites I forgot I was using to sell my handmade brooches 🙂

This year I slightly modernised the look of 2 brooches I am selling as veteran poppies: one of the corsages has more petals and no leaves or stems

Veteran poppy

the other one (although with less petals) features 2 hand painted pure silk leaves

Veteran poppy

I already have fresh exciting ideas for new poppies for the next year which I will present soon. I am going to play with new fabrics and probably shapes too.
Another idea which is hanging in the air is to make a leather poppy. I wonder if my dear customers like it… I am definitely going to give it a go especially that I have all the needed materials including gorgeous thin red leather for it.

As a kind reminder I would like to mention my poppy tutorial again. Using this tutorial you still have plenty of time to create a poppy (or two!) to wear or give to someone special before the 11 November.

The poppies are available for purchase from my online shop. The tutorial can be purchased from  my Tutorials e-store.

how to make a fabric poppy

New tutorial out! Ever so popular fabric poppy – let’s get creative this autumn

Would like to learn how to make a fabric poppy? Read on 🙂

I have been meaning to do that for quite some time and finally today I am happy to share with you my latest tutorial!

With Remembrance Day just round the corner the timing seems just right. But red poppy flower is not only for Poppy day. This stylish accessory is ideal for complementing an outfit or making a unique gift for your loved ones.

Honestly I do not know anybody who would not like poppies. But the real flower seems to be so short-lived that there is no other option left really

fabric poppy corsage kit pattern but to capture its beauty and preserve it in fabric. And this is when my tutorial comes in handy. It is suitable for beginners as well as more advanced artists.

Although more complex designs requires special millinery tools, the design I have for you today requires no special tools or expensive fabrics but still allows you to create a fantastic handmade accessory.

With more than 60 pictures explaining in detail the whole process of creating your own designer accessory, this 49 page .pdf ebook (no hard copy is available) will teach you how to create a bright fabric poppy to be used in accessories, as wedding decorations, in millinery and much more. I have included the pattern too.

To find out what tools and materials are needed the tutorial please head to my Tutorials e-store

In case if you have got millinery tools and would like to try a more advanced version of this popular flower, check out this recording of the live online video demonstration on WILD VELVET POPPIES. A combination of soft velvet and luxurious golden metallic backing fabric create a beautifully sculptured velvet poppy flower perfect for a special occasion as well as for everyday wear.

To learn more about this poppy and how to make it visit the live online video demonstration on WILD VELVET POPPIES.

How to make a fabric poppy? Now you know too 🙂

 

If you’d like me to comment on your creations and give advice what needs improvement, please share your poppies in the comments to this post and I’ll be more than happy to give you my feedback free of charge.leather poppy flower tutorial

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