The Poppies Keep Multiplying

So today lovely poppy queens and kings … we have passed the half way mark of our original target of 5,000.  And we have still not really started … so it’s not beyond the realms of possibility to get 10,000 or even 20,000 by 2015.  Marg and I are so thrilled with the uptake of and commitment to the project and the stories and dedications that are being shared … have a read of our dedications page if you haven’t already.

We are working on the initial display in Fed Square next month and look forward to putting on a wonderful display for Remembrance Day.

I am sure most of you will agree that poppy making is addictive … you should see my pool table … just overflowing with your wonderful handiwork – knitted, crocheted, felted, stitched … fantastic.


Monday I am off to Warrnambool to talk about the project for Seniors Week.  The local library have been running a school holiday program for children to make poppies and next week they will be joining the local seniors for a poppy fest.  I look forward to seeing everyone in Warrnambool on Monday morning at the Library.

Oh and if you are in the vicinity of Hamilton … they have taken 5000 Poppies on as a community crafting project running out of the local library. There has been much interest and chat in the library once the local paper turned up to do a story.  Drop in and have a look at their display.  It looks fantastic.



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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4 Responses to The Poppies Keep Multiplying

  1. Vera Rayson says:

    Hi Lynn and Marg,

    Already the half way mark of 5000 Poppies, that is such great news. I’m sure you will reach 10.000 or more. I for one can’t stop working on Poppies, so thou, I have slowed down a little now, due to
    other commitments, but I still make a poppy or two a day and will do so till 2015. Yes I agree with you it is addictive, But hey, what an addiction to have.
    I was lucky enough to get a word in on the local radio about the project and have send a Poppy to the presenter. He will wear it on Remembrance day and was very interested about the project.
    Love to see more pictures please.

    Happy poppy making everyone.

    • 5000poppies says:

      Well done Vera, I love it that lots of people are taking a level of ownership for the project as well … it makes it feel like so much more of a community project.
      I can’t thank you enough for your involvement.

  2. I have been knitting poppies but do not know what address to send them to – could you please advise. I live outside Bundalong in Victoria.

    • 5000poppies says:

      Hi Mary,
      You can send your poppies to Lynn Berry, 5000 Poppies, P.O. Box 115, Ashburton Vic 3147.
      Thank you so much.
      We are so excited to be receiving poppies from all over Australia.

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