Lynn Berry is a fibre artist based in Melbourne Australia, who loves to dabble in freeform knitting/crochet and all things fibre. She came to fibre arts gradually having been a knitter from a very young age, and her work springs from a lifelong passion with colour and texture. She us a combination of traditional knitting, freeform knitting, machine knitting and hand and machine felting and loves to put her considerable skills to a worthwhile project.
Margaret Knight is based in Philip Island, Australia and was introduced to fibre art by Lynn. The pair have collaborated with her on a number of International Freeform Challenges and small fibre art installations (yarnbombing). Marg was taught to knit by her very talented mother and took up crochet whilst giving up smoking many years ago. Marg’s work includes freeform knitting and crochet, and she loves working with natural dyes created from plant material collected from her rural home.
was it lynne and margaret that strted 5000 poppies
Yes it was Bettina,
Last year we started the project in June. The aim at that stage was to collect 5000 Poppies to display on Anzac Day 2015 …
The response has been so overwhelming that we are now looking at having in excess of 100,000 poppies which will give us a much more significant display and a lasting tribute.
Hope you are able to join us.
Saw 2 ladies knitting and handcrafting on board the “Dawn Princess” en route to New Zealand recently. Thought I would mention the 5000 Poppies project. You guessed it, one was Margaret
Knight. We had a good chat. I’m not a hand crafter but have managed 10 poppies with the help of my daughter-in-law and granddaughter. Hope to get down to Melbourne next week and help.
Great project! Congratulations!
That was not our Margaret Knight … she has been with me for the last while.
Must have been a different one.
Hope you enjoyed your trip.