Five red poppies with black painted centres on a white canvas background

The Zeelon fibres make the petals look very realistic.

Beautiful poppies made using Zeelon Heavy

To make the poppies, Wendy printed a paper template for the petals. She then placed a piece of Zeelon Heavy into an embroidery hoop and painted the Zeelon a lovely scarlet red.

When the Zeelon was dry, she placed the hoop directly over the paper template and, keeping the hoop completely flat, carefully cut out several flowers using a soldering iron.

To complete each bloom, Wendy used some black watercolour paint to dab into the centres as shown in the photograph below. A helpful tip from Wendy, is not to overload the paintbrush as Zeelon is very absorbent!

A close up photograph of the centre of a poppy showing how the black painted centre has 'bled' into the base of the red petals.

See how the black paint has merged into the base of the petals giving a realistic softness

If you would like to see more of Wendy’s work, you can visit her website at

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