"For the empire and for freedom, we all must do our bit, the men go forth to battle, the women wait and knit." - Lady Annette Liverpool
New Zealand has begun to answer the National Army Museum's patriotic 'call to yarn' with 100's of poppies being sent to us from all over New Zealand.
With the assistance from the general public of New Zealand we are aiming to produce one hand crafted poppy for each servicemen and women lost by our nation in the Great War. That is 18,166 poppies!
If you are a little bit crafty you may like to help with this special project. Poppies can be hand crafted in anyway (knitted, crocheted, sewn, soft crafted), but must be a red Flanders style poppy. The Museum has several patterns available to assist you in your contribution email email@example.com.
Poppy project co-ordinator Alison Jones said "We have been overwhelmed from the responses so far with all sorts of poppies being made from those knitted and crocheted to some amazing hand sewn material ones and others made from ribbon. One keen knitter from Whakatane has made well over 100 poppies!"
Many thanks for your efforts. We appreciate your help very much.
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