The word is spreading … and we now have well over 100 finished poppies heading towards our first milestone of 500 plus for our initial display at Fed Square in early November for Remembrance Day … with more being made all the time, and more and more people joining the project.

At my little Pubknit and Stitch group last night … many of the ladies had embraced the project with some gusto and poppies were popping up everywhere.  Some had used the patterns on the blog … and some had done their own thing. Sue has modified the blog crochet pattern to incorporate the centre into the whole flower which is clever … quicker and easier with a lovely and slightly different outcome … which I think is wonderful. We are not looking to create a field of homogenised poppies … we LOVE to see all the differences … different colour red yarns … different stitches … so that ultimately when they are all laid out … there will be some movement … So keep up the REALLY great work ladies … this is just the beginning.

Sue E poppies

Just a little postscript here : we have around 17 weeks to complete at least another 360 poppies … my calculator says that’s around 22 poppies a week across all contributors.           Not beyond the realms of possibility I wouldn’t think.  So … I cannot thank you all enough for your contributions … and ask that you recruit as widely as you can to help.


About 5000 Poppies

The 5000 Poppies Project is a community tribute of respect and remembrance for our servicemen and women, their families and their communities. Created in 2013 by sisters in law Lynn Berry and Margaret Knight in honour of their fathers service in WWII, the project has been closely aligned with the Centenary of Anzac 2014 to 2018, and has consisted of a number of small and large scale installations made from handcrafted poppies from many thousands of contributors from all over the world.
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  1. Sue Taylor says:

    Hi Lynn
    I have just found this wonderful project and am busily making my first (of many) poppies. I love being part of community art projects especially when they involve yarn and fabric and are for such a worthy cause.

    I will share this project on my page and hopefully we can get lots more’ hookers’ involved.

    Sue Taylor

    • 5000poppies says:

      Thanks Sue,
      I think it will be a a lot of fun and resonate with many many people … I look forward to seeing your poppies in due course.
      Feel free to join our facebook group … 5000 poppies and post your photos and comments.

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