I am making poppies to contribute to a community project.
An installation of approximately 62,000 knitted and crocheted poppies is planned for the Australian War Memorial in Canberra for next year’s Remembrance Day, to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.
I was fortunate to see the stunning display of ceramic poppies at the Tower of London for the centenary of the beginning of WWI and we own a couple of those poppies. It is an honour to be part of another poppy project.
An idea of two Australian women, to create 120 crafted poppies, just grew and grew. Poppies have been displayed in tribute gardens in Australia, in Europe and at the Royal Chelsea Flower Show in London. Check out the blog of the “5000 poppies” here.