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The mayor had the won­der­ful idea of get­ting the com­mu­nity to make the wreath that he will lay at the Anzac Day ser­vice this year, and City Li­brary was tasked with or­gan­is­ing the project.

We put the call to the com­mu­nity with our pre-made poppy packs (enough wool to knit a poppy, a but­ton and a pat­tern) and poppy-mak­ing work­shops.

We’ve re­ceived over 200 pop­pies for the project from these ac­tiv­i­ties, and we were de­lighted that the lo­cal em­broi­dery guild agreed to cre­ate a ban­ner for the wreath with the words ‘‘Lest We For­get’’.

Every­one has re­ally gone above and be­yond. The com­mu­nity have been so gen­er­ous with their time and skills for the pop­pies, and the em­broi­dered panel is beau­ti­ful. The crafty ladies and I are go­ing to be putting the pop­pies on the wreath next week – a big thank you to every­one who has helped us.

Now to find one brave par­tic­i­pant to come to the ser­vice and lay the wreath with the mayor. So far, every­one has been too shy to agree – I still have hope we’ll find some­one.

Heather Glas­gow Knit­ted Poppy Project

City Li­brary

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