It’s been a while …

So it’s a couple of weeks since I posted last … but things have not been quiet in poppy land.  We have run a workshop making fabric poppies with Margaret Banks at Open Drawer in Camberwell … netting 21 poppies on the night from some enthusiastic makers.  It was fun.  I have also presented to the Handknitters Guild of Victoria and rallied up a few new makers … what a fantastic bunch of ladies they are … and I have finally joined the Handknitters Guild (I’ve only been knitting for 42 years).  I also had morning tea with the residents and friends at the Villa Maria Society in Wantirna … they were keen to hear the background to the project and we shared and swapped lovely stories while they made poppies.  And last … but not least, we have managed to amass another pool table full of poppies … and we are rapidly approaching the 6000 mark.  Admittedly the pace has slowed post Remembrance Day, and I expect that people will take a little breather over Christmas (as I will) but we will gear up again with gusto in the new year … and will need to if we want to reach the 25,000 mark.  So we have just over 19,000 to go … in 16 months …. that’s more than 1000 a month. So feel free to spread the word.  I know it’s achievable.


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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6 Responses to It’s been a while …

  1. Karen Boulden says:

    My sister and I are still making poppies, as are many others, I am sure! Will post in the New Year, after the Christmas rush.
    All the bet to you,

    Karen and Deb

    • 5000poppies says:

      Thanks Karen and Deb.
      I know there are many out there making … it’s exciting to know that people are really working hard at making this a real and fitting tribute.
      Thanks for your support.

  2. Bronwyn Britton says:

    I only heard about the 5000 Poppy craze a few weeks ago. I have made my First poppy today while watching the cricket, hope to make more as day goes on! I have told 3 friends today about it & they will also get knitting/crocheting. It is a very exciting venture, i am alresdy addicted.

  3. Wendy Cadby says:

    Hi Lynn
    I have been happily making a few poppies, only 9 to date. but hope to make more in 2014. Heard about it all a little late in the year. A friend is also crocheting some and I am trying to spread the word. So there will be more to come from us in 2014. I am aiming for 20 at the moment as my Mother in laws brother died at 20 in WWII.
    Cheers Wendy

    • 5000poppies says:

      Hi Wendy,
      Haplpoy new year. I am just catching up on some admin for the project, and cannot see that I have responded to your email …so I apologise if I have already.
      I am thrilled that you are able to join us … not much poppy making for me over Christmas with all my commitments but getting back into it now.
      Thanks for spreading the word … look forward to seeing your poppies at some later stage. Don’t forget to attach your dedication.

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