Poppy – Wet Felted Painting – Approximately 7.5 inches square
I have been reading Moy Mackay’s books, and having been inspired by the poppies in France, I decided to have a go at the way she makes them. There is a tutorial in her book, Flowers in Felt and Stitch. I decided to make one big poppy. Instead of Merino wool, I made this with Corriedale. I started with a white batt and added the two layers of blue and then the poppy colors. I added the stem afterwards as I was initially of two minds about having a stem, but the green makes it pop. I also added some French Knots. My stitching is slowly improving. This was quite a thick piece to sew on. I will be trying something a bit different for the next one.