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.
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.
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.
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.