Poppy Bag 2

I shared with you previously one of my samples for tomorrows workshop and thought you may like to see more. When we think of poppies we usually think of bright red ones but as the following photos show you can work in other colours too.

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These were put together very quickly and I do think they can be improved upon but they also show that other colours can be successful. This is the bag we’ll be focussing on tomorrow. This first photo shows it during the laying out process.

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It’s important to use different size flowers to give perspective to your work. The larger flowers near the front are also the ones which will be given the most detail. I love the way this bag has worked out from the actual flowers, to the happy find of a perfectly sized red button in my stash to the design of the handle.

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I find the back as interesting as the front and the handle gives me great pleasure. It opens up many possibilities not to have the handle felted in.

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Poppy Bag

I’m running a workshop next month making handbags inspired by one of our most recognisable flowers, poppies. Perhaps you’d like to see one of the samples?

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I went for a plain purple background. The poppy is redder than it looks, for some reason the photo looks a little pink.

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The flower was laid on at the beginning of the felting process. The stitching you can see is purely decorative.

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It was so much fun making this small bag. I was a bit worried that the flower was too large for the bag but my daughter convinced me otherwise.