Poppy Playtime

Good Morning All … just a couple of reminders of poppy playdates for those of you who are able to make it …

On Monday 9 September we have Poppy Playtime in Fed Square from midday until 2.00 p.m. or thereabouts.  Bring along your crochet hook and some red yarn and join in our poppy making fun.

And …. we have a free wet felted poppy workshop with Robyn Stickland … felter extraordinaire coming up on Tuesday 17 September at Open Drawer, 1158 Toorak Road Camberwell in Vic. from 7.00 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.  It is essential to book for this one … numbers are limited.  Ph. 9889 7227 / 9889 1314 (please note the workshop is Free but there may be a nominal cost for materials).

Jennifers needle felted poppies

Hope to see you there.

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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8 Responses to Poppy Playtime

  1. Bec says:

    Hello! I am a complete beginner- have never crocheted and am only just learning the very basics of knitting. I read about this and would really like to be involved, but would it be appropriate for some like myself to come along, or do I need to learn more first?

  2. Vera Rayson says:

    I’m a lone Poppy knitter. 10 poppies send off on Thursday. Rainy Sunday today and I’m on the next batch of 10 Poppies. They will be on its way Monday.
    Love to join you, but I’m in Tassie. As soon as I got to hear about the 5000 Poppies Project, I stopped my current knitting object and got started. I keep going until I run out of yarn, buttons or my fingers getting too sore. Love the photos coming in of all the Poppies. I’m with all of you, if only
    on the Internet. Job well done all of you.
    Vera Rayson
    Campbell Town, Tasmania

    • 5000poppies says:

      Wonderful to have you on board Vera … there are many poppy makers in Tasmania … the most active group is in Launceston … I know that’s not particularly convenient but you could connect periodically with them. Are you on facebook … can you connect with our facebook page … they meet regularly.

      • Vera Rayson says:

        Hi Lynn,
        I’m not a Facebook user and have no page. Also getting to Launceston is a problem.
        I’m just happy to muddle along by myself and send my poppies in, when ever I have made enough. I will closely follow the progress and hope the goal will be reached.
        Happy Poppy making everybody.

      • 5000poppies says:

        Thanks Vera, Received your first batch yesterday … they are lovely (as are all the poppies I have received). I look forward to displaying them in early November for the launch of the project and then again in April 2015. Regards, Lynn

        On Mon, Sep 23, 2013 at 11:29 AM, 5000 POPPIES

      • Vera Rayson says:

        Hi Lynn,

        You should get my second batch by the end of this week. I’m working on my third now. (got to get some more yarn first)
        I’m so glad to hear, (Cameron Wilson interview with you) that we have reached 2000 Poppies.
        I managed to get three more ladies from Campbell Town on-board. They will work towards 2015.
        I’m confident that you will get 60.000 Poppies by then. I already try to picture this in my mind. What a wonderful photo this would make. I enjoy my poppy making; It is such a good project.
        Congratulations to you and all the ladies working on this.
        Best wishes and happy poppy making.

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