The course will involve:

  • Learning the techniques involved in painting, manipulating and constructing an organdie poppy and leaves.
  • How to form the centre buds and stamens for the poppy

Level – Any

You will need:

  • Paper pattern (emailed prior to the course)
  • 1/2 meter of white cotton organdie
  • 22-gauge white paper covered floristry/ sugar flower wire
  • Acid dyes (Black, Green and one other colour of your choice for the flower petals)
  • Artist paint brushes. A selection. (1 medium brush for wetting petals and 3-4 small pointed brushes for applying each dye colour)
  • Glass jars with lids for mixing and storing wet dyes in
  • Extra glass jars or pots for clean water and rinsing brushes
  • Latex gloves/Washing up gloves
  • Old newspapers/newsprint to paint on. (Or alternatively some absorbent paper that will soak up dye. Cartridge paper does not work very well)
  • Roll of green paper florists stem tape
  • A skein of black or brown embroidery thread
  • Cotton wool
  • Double sided tape. No wider than 2cm
  • Pegs
  • Fabric glue (SOBO is good)

Extra sundries

  • Scissors
  • Dressmakers’ pins
  • Hairspray (optional)
  • Iron
  • Hairdryer

You will leave with:

  • A finished painted poppy and leaf trim
Course Dates

Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th October 2020