I’m partial to cloth ones myself.
– Madam Josephine
Poppets are often made of cloth or fabric so that you can easily stuff it with the taglock and other items to boost your intentions.
When selecting your fabric, you can use something that links the poppet to the target. For example, if you’re working a healing spell on someone, use one of their old t-shirts. Or use a negligee if you’re doing a love spell.
If you don’t have fabric belonging to the person the poppet represents, then pick a fabric that’s easy to sew with, like cotton or felt.
Just like with candles, you should pick a color that matches your intention.
Red: A fiery color rooted in the physical world. Red is used for love, passion, energy, and courage.
Orange: An aggressive color that brings about instant and profound change. Use orange for energy, strength, and stamina, as well as for matters involving justice and the law.
Yellow: The color associated with powers of the mind. Use yellow for creativity, concentration, logic, and communication.
Green: The color of growth and prosperity that reflects the power of nature and Mother Earth. Use green for money, luck, health, and success in business or gambling.
Blue: A color for harmony and emotional healing. Blue can be used for peace, loyalty, devotion, and for truth and seeking justice.
Purple: The color for power and spiritual awakening. Use purple to enhance psychic powers and for workings dealing with ambition, mastery, and control.
White: A color for peace, truth, and purity. Use white for cleansing, purification, and new beginnings.
Black: A powerful color used for protection, mourning, and absorbing negative energies.
You can also pick fabrics with patterns related to your intentions, like hearts or flowers for love, dollar bills or coins for money, clouds for healing, or shields for protection.
If you are not sure about what color or pattern to use, then select white felt or plain muslin to make your poppet.