The Poppy Juggernaut

I have been a little quiet on the poppy front for the last month or so … work has taken the front seat with our winter launch (fashion) … but the poppy juggernaut keeps on rolling on regardless … with many more crafters joining us every day.  The facebook group is active with images and stories … and Marg and I are enjoying celebrating your achievements with you.  We are up over 300 in our facebook group and that number also increases every day.  We have had a quarter page article written by Leslie Petrovski in the Spring Summer edition of American Vogue Knitting … that was exciting … and helps to spread the story far and wide.  Plus there have been numerous articles in other craft magazines on a regular basis.  Marg and I are being asked to talk about the project at an increasing number of meetings, workshops and seminars and we are excited about the opportunity spread the Poppy story even further bringing us more and more contributors all the time.  Thank you, thank you, and thank you again.  For those who don’t want to know the total look away now … for the rest of you the total including this week’s 113 … is 7694.  I would LOVE to get it to 8000 (that’s a huge number) before the end of the month.  Can we do it do you think?????

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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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7 Responses to The Poppy Juggernaut

  1. says:

    Hi I have my quilting group in Hillsborough Auckland working on this project now too, there should be some ready pretty soon.

    can I check with you, do you want a page filled out for every poppy, or every person who makes one or more?

    Wherer would you like our poppies to be sent to, we would like them to be in NZ in a display.

    Thanks Kathryn Weston

  2. joyce1702 says:

    Hi there

    I am from Maitland in NSW and my Knitters’ Guild group have knitted 86 poppies so far. I am wondering about whether to send them now or to wait till we have many more? Do you have a drop off centre in the Newcastle area? If not I will just post them.

    Hope that helps to your 8000 goal


    Joyce 🙂

  3. Julie Davies says:

    Hi there
    Just received your Poppy Juggernaut post, and wanted to check to see if you received my email from last Wednesday. I have placed a copy of this email below just in case it was lost in the ether!! Would love to receive the posters. Many thanks. Julie Davies

    Hi Lynn
    Firstly I have to say that this is an amazing project and is sure to catch the imagination and hearts of many people. Well done.
    I organise a craft group at St Alban’s Anglican Church in Forster on the NSW mid north coast and would like to register our Church as a collection point for the Forster/Tuncurry/Great Lakes area. We will also be holding monthly workshops in the St Alban’s Church Hall for the local community and visitors to the area to come together to make poppies. I have spoken to the people at the local RSL and they would love to receive as many poppies as we can make, both for ANZAC Day 2015 and also for a date to be set in February 2015 when the new refurbished war memorial in Tuncurry will be rededicated. The hope is that this will be an ecumenical project with crafters from all the local Churches, as well as various local craft groups, to be invited to join the effort.
    We will of course, be sending you some of our poppies in time for ANZAC Day 2015 as our contribution to your effort.
    The address for the collection point is:
    5000 Poppies
    C/- Parish Office
    St Alban’s Anglican Church
    4 St Alban’s Place
    Forster NSW 2428
    The email address for this effort is
    I understand that you have some posters regarding this project. Would these be suitable for us to place in local craft shop windows, caravan parks, Church notice boards etc. ? If so, and if you have sufficient posters, I could easily place around 20 posters in our area and they can be sent to the above address.
    Many thanks
    Julie Davies

  4. Sophie88 says:

    Reblogged this on Crochet Flower and commented:
    My big Poppy to be!!

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