|Poppy seedheads, originally from school garden|
Looking back, I notice that there is a poppy post almost every year around this time. It seems I can't help myself. The colours, the delicate shape.
|More poppies, West Ham allotments|
The instructions for this afternoon's "refresh your wardrobe" embroidery workshop at Fabrications said to look around for inspiration and images before we turned up. That was easy enough, then.
|Machine embroidered poppies, back garden|
Poppies all year round now, from seed to flower in two and a half hours.
Materials: Dull black skirt, charity shop; rough cut scraps of silk tie fabric; orange and purple cotton thread; sewing machine with darning foot; expert guidance and rapid rescue from Laura Lees of the Mighty Stitch; sweet company of other women; bananas for sustenance from Gemma. (Shoes and other accessories, model's own.)