Patterns are provided for knitting and crochet, and for "cutting out" fabric to make the flowers: http://www.wonderwoolwales.co.uk/show-events/curtain-of-poppies.html and we are being very helpful (!) and attaching our poppies to i-cords of green wool. The resulting strings of poppies will be posted off to Abergavenny for JaneVeevers to assemble into a curtain with all the other contributions from across the country. (If anyone is tempted to start a poppy or two after reading this, please note that Jane wants everything to reach her by the end of March, in time for Wonderwool in April.) All details are on the Wonderwool website, as per link above.
|Bryn will be happy not to be knitting any more poppies after this....|
|Alison is assembling the other various offerings - a glorious mixture of textile techniques - looks a bit like a poppy tree this way up.|
It's a little difficult to photograph two 2-metre-long strings of poppies, but I hope you get the idea...?
Many thanks to Bryn, Di and Margaret, and (in anticipation) to those of you who have made poppies but haven't given them to me yet!