Even though nature is all around us, it is so easy to miss it. It’s not until I started making felt flowers that I really started to pay attention to flowers and plants whenever I went outside. Now all I do is look at the flora and fauna around me, particularly when I go on a long walk but also online.
It is online that I came across the Icelandic poppy and simply had to try to make one. Isn’t it glorious?
How I made it
The Icelandic poppy is slightly bigger than our domestic poppy with very distinctive centre markings.
To make this I felted a ball from grey merino wool, and place fine strips of bright yellow felt over the top to emulate the cross/star shape. I think next time I will attempt to cut a small multi-fronded centre piece for the felt ball. (no doubt it would be easier with a die cutting machine, but I am stubborn and am currently still hand cutting everything!).
Around the centre ball is a folded and fringed strip of felt, and around that nine petals, cut to shape and pinched at the top and bottom to give them a cupped look.
Overall I was really happy with this flower, just a few tweaks might make it even more glorious!
I’ll be creating a series of new tutorials soon for the etsy shop (individual flower tutorials start at just £1) and the Icelandic poppy will be among them!
The Icelandic poppy is part of the rainbow bouquet available to buy for yourself or a gift for someone special on my etsy shop at just £35 plus p&p or you can buy just one in any colour for £5 plus P&P.
Follow and share
If you enjoyed this please do follow for more posts on craft with felt, among other topics including quick healthy recipes and topics about life in general. Please comment if you have any questions, it is good to talk!
And if you are reading this on the blog (and not in an email) then feel free to share this post via the social buttons below, Pinterest loves this kind of thing apparently! If you are reading this via an email and would like to share then come on over to the blog!