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Poppies Patterns Update September 2017

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34 Responses to Poppies Patterns Update September 2017

  1. Radar Barker says:

    My wife and I where on the 100 aniversory for ANZAC Cruise and one of the things that happened was knitting poppies for the graves at Gallipoli. My wife and I joined the group. My crochet was not great but I had fun doing it. We have our wool and will get started.

    Regards

    Radar

    • 5000 Poppies says:

      Lovely Radar.
      Look forward to seeing your poppies.
      We didn’t make it to Gallipoli but it was lovely to see that the poppies did.
      Welcome aboard.
      Lynn

  2. Jenny Briggs says:

    I would like to support the Poppy making project, I am wondering if there are any groups participating in the Yarra Valley.

    • 5000 Poppies says:

      Hi Jenny,
      I am not aware of any groups operating out of the Yarra Valley but we have a very active facebook group and you could use this to contact people in your local area and perhaps start one.
      Many of the libraries have knitting groups and you could work through them if you wish.
      Our facebook group is 5000 Poppies.
      Its very active and we share pics and patterns constantly.
      Welcome aboard.
      Regards,
      Lynn Berry

      • 5000 Poppies says:

        Hi Eyvonne,
        Thank you for your very kind offer.
        We will actually be doing our setup in mid October for Remembrance day so that the poppies are up for 4-5 weeks.
        Very exciting.
        We will also, however, be there on Remembrance Day so hope to catch up with you.
        Keep poppying on!!!
        Lynn

      • Lynn Baker says:

        We at the Hibiscus Retirement Village at Tewantin Qld have started a small poppy knitting and crochet group to make as many as possible. A lady in our village is organising the project and is hopeful that she will beable to forward 2,000 poppies.
        Happy knitting and crocheting,
        Lynn Baker.

      • 5000 Poppies says:

        Fantastic Lynn.
        Welcome aboard.
        Look forward to seeing your wonderful poppies in due course.
        Keep abreast of current information by subscribing to the blog.
        The address to send your poppies to is 5000 Poppies, P.O. Box 115, Ashburton Vic 3145 or they can be delivered to the East Malvern RSL, Stanley Grose Drive, East Malvern Vic 3145
        Thanks again.
        Lynn

      • Nita mcdougall says:

        Hi lyn ,I belong to the lilydale RSL they are going to be making Poppy’s this is Chris phone number he will give you all the details ;0438007021. Nita

      • 5000 Poppies says:

        Thank you Nita.
        Love to have you join us.
        Lynn

  3. Lesley says:

    I would like to crochet poppies. Am I correct in assuming you are collecting until next year ?
    Lesley

    • 5000 Poppies says:

      Yes Lesley,
      Our installation at the AWM is in October/November next year so plenty of time.
      Although at this stage we may bring the collection date forward.
      So April next year would be great.
      Kind regards,
      Lynn Berry

  4. Poppy crovhet pattern says:

    I would like a pattern for a crochet poppy. Although u provide a link for a pattern there does not appear to be one. I am a beginner and need a pattern. Your guidance would be appreciated

    • 5000 Poppies says:

      Hello.
      I have added another link for you … there are many many patterns on the patterns page of the blog.
      If you click on the first one or cut and paste the address into your browser window … for September 2017 patterns there are two quite simple crochet patterns … in particular my three row crochet poppy pattern is very simple and very quick and works very well on the stems.
      Have fun making.
      Lynn
      https://5000poppies.wordpress.com/poppy-patterns/

  5. Annette says:

    Would lije patterns for poppies please

  6. Kylie Patusirs says:

    We have a group at the Sunshine Coast Council and surrounds they are knitting and crocheting away for Rememberance Day. Such a beautiful idea

  7. Dianne Pridham says:

    I have made 150 poppies. They only have 4 petals and are quite firm, measuring 7cms across. Will these be of any use? Do they have safety pins on backs or brooch pins. I will make some from the 5000 poppies post.

    • 5000 Poppies says:

      Hi Dianne,
      Apologies for my tardy response to your comment. I have been inundated and slowly running through the comments. Unless you have already sent your poppies … if they are for the War Memorial they don’t require pins. Size and design sound within our guidelines, so they should be fine.
      Kind regards,
      Lynn Berry

  8. Dianne Davis says:

    A group of friends a making poppies and would like to know if you know where in New South Wales we would send them We live on the Central Coast

    Thanking you

    • 5000 Poppies says:

      Hi Dianne,
      At this point there is only one collection point in New South Wales … in St Ives (the address is on the blog).
      However, the address to send your poppies to is 5000 Poppies, P.O. Box 115, Ashburton Vic 3145 or they can be delivered to the East Malvern RSL, Stanley Grose Drive, East Malvern Vic 3145 or you can drop to the Australian War Memorial if you are in the vicinity.
      Enjoy making.
      Kind regards,
      Lynn Berry

  9. Mark Payne says:

    Hi Team I have balls of wool that we want to send down to you guys. This was raised by Noosa depot bus drivers who want to support this Great cause. I am the President of Coolum Peregian RSL Sub Branch. Please let me know how I can get this too you.

    • 5000 Poppies says:

      Hi Mark,
      Thank you so much, what a wonderful thing to do … there is always a need for more yarn.
      The address to send to is 5000 Poppies, P.O. Box 115, Ashburton Vic 3145 or they can be delivered to the East Malvern RSL, Stanley Grose Drive, East Malvern Vic 3145
      We will distribute to our makers.
      What an amazing thing.
      Kind regards,
      Lynn Berry

  10. Jill Connor says:

    Hi, I have just started making RSL suitable poppies, as I’ve not long had the chance to take part. Mine are fairly humble, using Lynn’s rib pattern. My cousin’s wife has just started as well and is knitting beautiful poppies (so far 1 each!). Looking forward to being part of this project!

  11. Denise Hartley says:

    Wanting the pattern on how to crotchet poppies.

    • 5000 Poppies says:

      Good morning Denise,
      Welcome to 5000 Poppies.
      There are patterns on the pattern section of the blog. Some of them … in particular the September 2017 patterns (which includes two knitted and two crocheted patterns are simple and very quick to make up.
      The address to send them to is 5000 Poppies, P.O. Box 115, Ashburton Vic 3145 or they can be delivered to the East Malvern RSL, Stanley Grose Drive, East Malvern Vic 3145
      Have fun.
      Regards,
      Lynn Berry

  12. margaret burgess says:

    would like to contribute some poppies. Margaret

    • 5000 Poppies says:

      Hi Margaret,
      Welcome aboard.
      We are collecting for two projects … the Victorian RSL and the Australian War Memorial … you can read all about them on the blog.
      In the meantime, there are patterns on the blog also … would love to have a contribution from you.
      The address to send them to is 5000 Poppies, P.O. Box 115, Ashburton Vic 3145 or they can be delivered to the East Malvern RSL, Stanley Grose Drive, East Malvern Vic 3145
      Kind regards,
      Lynn bErry

  13. Jill Connor says:

    Hi Lynn, our small weekly craft group at Strathdon Community has been knitting poppies from your D: Lynn’s Easy Knitted Rib Stitch Poppy but heard that no more RSL poppies were needed. Also, when would you like them to be sent to you? I’m only a beginner but have enjoyed the project immensely. I would also be happy to help if any help is needed, providing you are not too difficult to get to. I live in Forest Hill and use public transport.

    • 5000 Poppies says:

      Hi Jill,
      Not quite sure where you heard we didn’t need any more poppies … because we are still collecting.
      So yes please, send all you can … we are making good progress but more needed.
      The address is 5000 Poppies, P.O. Box 115, Ashburton Vic 3145 or they can be delivered to the East Malvern RSL, Stanley Grose Drive, East Malvern Vic 3145

  14. Jill Connor says:

    Thanks Lynn, we’ll certainly keep knitting!

    • Jill Connor says:

      Hi Lynn, forgot to ask about the cutoff date for RSL poppies! Thanks, Jill

      • 5000 Poppies says:

        Hi Jill,
        Sorry for the delay in responding, so MANY comments to respond to on the blog, just can’t seem to keep up. However, cut off date for the RSL poppies is officially next April, but we are rapidly coming to the end of our collection for the RSL and I expect we will have the required numbers before Christmas or just after such has been the response. However, we are still collecting for our AWM installation in Canberra next year, and a number of other projects we are planning, so your poppies will be welcome and find a beautiful home.
        I am so excited about 2018.
        Best regards,
        Lynn Berry
        thank you for your assistance.

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