Another take on my spring poppies is this simplified and more dramatic version. I've kept the same bright red leaves - 4 in total, just like a real field poppy- and used thick black felt for both the capsule and the stamens in the centre.
I made a larger and the smaller size of this poppy flower and you can see the difference in size in these pictures. The larger flower measures about 8 cm or 3 inches across while the smaller one measures about 7 cm or just over 2 inches across.
The capsules on the centre are a square piece of black felt with a ball of cotton wool inside them that gives them their shape and then helps them keep it.
I also turned some of these into brooches and had some great feedback on them from friends that received them as gifts....