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