Monday, 6 October 2014

Rememberance Day Poppy Project

Here are Jen's poppies for the 5000 poppies project.
To quote the website:
Between 2014 and 2018 Australia will commemorate the Anzac Centenary, marking 100 years since Australia’s involvement in the First World War.
The aim of this project is to create a field of 5000 poppies which will be displayed publicly in Melbourne on ANZAC Day 2015 as a community tribute to commemorate more than a century of service by Australian servicemen and women in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations in which Australians have been involved.
Now I know that 2015 seems a long way off … But there is a LOT of work to be done between then and now and a milestone or two to meet along the way.
Poppies can be crocheted, knitted, felted or stitched in any design you like and must, of course, be RED and no more than 15 cm in diameter.  That’s the only criteria.

poppies 2

Please follow the link to find patterns and updates about the project. As of September 2014, the count is 35,000! What was once a goal of 5000 has now jumped to a goal of 102,784. You'll have to read up on what the significance of the number is.

Jen's hooked poppies will be a different note in the scrum!

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