Poppy Pattern Design
Welsh Poppy – Mecanopsis cambrica
Inspiration for Poppy
A Welsh Poppy in a neighbours garden was the inspiration for this design. I love how the four petals unfold to create almost child-like, simple shapes.
My Poppy design mixes 9 different poppy shapes to create a relaxed pattern. I am usually fastidious about everything being straight and aligned so this pattern has taken me out of my comfort zone!
Styling the Stamens
I experimented with a range of my own brushes to create the stamens. The most successful were simple radial lines – unevenly spaced around a wobbly centre circle.
As the poppies were yellow, I started with these on a white background. Later variations change the colour of the poppies and the backgrounds too. I use a catalogue of my numbered, colours. There are currently 64x colours that I choose from. These are being added to almost on a daily basis. There are so many lovely colours to choose from!
Each of the patterns is coded, so I can recreate the colours. For example D-110-100, where D is the design number, 110 is cyan blue for the flowers, 100 is white for the background.
Buying My Designs
Products featuring my pattern designs are available to buy from my shops hosted by Spoonflower and Contrado. As well as fabrics by the metre, they can produce my designs in a range of home decor items including; tablecloths, bedding, cushions, wallpaper, cushions and wrapping paper / gift wrap.