Project by Angela Harkness
Poppies for remembrance... make a statement wreath to show your respect.
1 Fat quarter of Poppies fabric
I Fat quarter of red felt
Wadding off cuts
0.5m white craft cotton
Fabric spray adhesive
Step 1: Cut scraps of wadding into strips and wrap around the metal wreath ring, overlapping as you go, trying to keep the curve shape. Continue wrapping until the ring is nicely padded. A dab of fabric glue will keep the end in place, or just temporarily hold with a couple of pins.
Cut the white cotton fabric into 3” strips then join the strips together either on the sewing machine or by hand. As previously, wrap around the ring until all of the wadding is covered. Hand stitch the end in place.
Make a variety of poppies in different sizes:
· Attach the poppies fabric to the felt with spray adhesive, making sure there are no creases
· Carefully free motion stitch around the different sized poppies on the fabric
· Cut around the stitched poppies, leaving a narrow white fabric border
Step 4: Arrange the poppies around the wreath, overlapping in places and mixing sizes. Hold in place with pins until you are happy with the placement, and then carefully glue each poppy onto the fabric base of the wreath.
Step 5: Attach the ribbon and hanging loop, then your wreath is ready to enjoy!
To see more from Angela, visit her on Instagram @angerellas_crafts
Made by Angela Harkness for The Craft Cotton Company 2021