This stumpwork poppy corsage has been designed by Cathy using organza, pure silk threads and beads to decorate. The wired petals and leaf are worked individually before being attached to create the corsage. Measuring approx. 8cm across the petals, the poppy is backed with red satin fabric and a brooch back. The techniques used to make the poppy can easily be applied to make other corsages using different coloured silks and stitches.
Suitability - Intermediate Suitable for beginners to stumpwork, but not suitable for beginners to embroidery. As a guide, you should already be confident about working blanket stitch, stem stitch and French knots.
Refreshments Tea & coffee is provided throughout the day, with home baking. Please bring your own packed lunch.
What you need to bring Allmaterials and equipment are normally provided. However during the Covid-19 pandemic, please bring your own 4" and 6" embroidery hoops if you have them. A seat frame to take the 6" hoop is by far preferable for this project. Alternatively, you may borrow standard hoops for the day if you ask in advance. Cost £49 per person including materials and a step-by-step YouTube tutorial.
About the Workshop You will start by making one wired petal with red organza that is outlined with blanket stitch using silk thread. The leaf is made in a similar way but embroidered across the surface. You will be shown how to make the poppy centre with French knots. We aim for you to part-complete the poppy parts by the end of the workshop and feel confident to complete the project at home, in good time for Remembrance Sunday! £1 for each place booked will be donated to the British Legion Poppy Appeal.