Poppies





Poppies may be made from ribbon seventeen inches long and two and

one-quarter inches wide. Cut two pieces five and one-half inches long.

This leaves one piece six inches long. This will make five petals. Cut

the ends round on the five and one-half inch pieces, and cut one end of

the six-inch piece round. Beginning at the center, close to edge, gather

with a small running stitch. Turn in the raw edges and draw the thread

sufficiently to make the rounded ends curl over one inch, and fasten off

the thread. These two long pieces make four petals. Pleat them very

close at the center, sew together, finish the single petal the same and

add it to the four petals. Knotted black baby ribbon or yellow stamens

or both will make a beautiful center.





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