Lately I have been thinking that all of these projects we complete are works of art and so why can’t they be displayed in the same way that art is displayed, on walls or shelves at our homes or offices. This went on to become an obsession, and I have been thinking of different ways this could be accomplished. The first project I came up with could be used in a nursery, child’s bedroom, or bath. I have named it Poppies.
You will need: an art canvas, any size will work I used a 12 x 12 canvas, spray paint in a semi gloss, oil pastels, hot glue, buttons, and whatever color yarn you want to use to go with your décor. I also like to texture my canvas, to do this I used some Mod Podge and a brown paper sack. You will just tear the paper sack into small uneven pieces and Mod Podge them directly onto your canvas (this step can be left out if you want a smoother surface). After your Mod Podge is dry you will then spray paint your canvas.
After it is completely dry use some oil pastels to create stems and leaves on your canvas. After I have drawn with the oil pastels I take my finger and rub the markings to give a halo effect.
The last step will be to knit your poppies, you can see I knitted two different sizes using Mission Falls 1824 Cotton. I love the colors and texture of this yarn which adds to the overall composition of the final piece. After you have completed your flowers attach a button to the middle of each flower and hot glue them on your canvas.
Now you are finished and have a fun original piece of artwork to display. -Amberly
If you are interested in knitting your own poppies visit the free pattern section of the blog.