The weather has been very grey here today so I thought I'd share some more colour with you in the form of my other textile creation inspired by seedheads.
Poppies on Garden Fleece (click to see the detail)
The poppies on the top layer (made from garden fleece!) were formed by stencilling on gesso and then painting the whole layer with fabric paint. It was then machine stitched onto the bottom layer of painted pelmet vilene (which had more poppies stencilled on with oil paint sticks). Free motion stitching with sparkly metallic thread is not something I've cracked yet, and I shouted at it many times as it jammed and snapped and missed stitches etc! After all that I got the heat gun out and blasted it - the fleece disintegrates VERY quickly! Finally I distressed the edges (I don't like straight lines) with the solder iron.
Well, if nothing else, it livens up a dull day when even I won't venture into the garden!