Monday, August 25, 2014

Knitting a Poppy

The Army Museum put out a call to make 18,166 poppies to mark each of the servicemen and women who died in the Great War 1914-1918.  They will form part of a display in the memorial area the museum and crafters all over NZ have been asked to make a poppy or two, either knitted, crocheted or crafted.

I think it will look amazing, and be a very poignant display, and I am looking forward to seeing photos of the final memorial.

Here is my first poppy, knitted.  I didn't use the pattern given on the Army website, but I used one from here http://blog.themakingspot.com/sites/blog.themakingspot.com/files/attachments/search_press_poppy.pdf


More information here: http://www.armymuseum.co.nz/whats-on/#poppy