Heathcote Knitters have been busy making poppies for the 5000 poppies tributeBARBARA SUNGAILA January 29, 2014 4:58am
Heathcote Knitters (from left) Lois Gilmore, Jeanette Dedman and Margaret Leslie with poppies they have made for the 5000 poppies tribute.
Heathcote Knitters have joined the quest to help create a field of more than 5000 handcrafted poppies in Federation Square in Melbourne on Anzac Day in 2015.
The poppies will be a crafting community tribute to Australian servicemen and women and their families for their service and sacrifice in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations of the past 100 years.
Anyone can contribute to the project, and poppies can be crocheted, knitted, felted or sewn from any materials.
Any shade of red can be used and poppies should be no more than 15cm in diameter.
There is no limit to the number of poppies that can be submitted by any one contributor and there is no entry fee. Contributors are asked to provide their own materials.
Heathcote resident and keen knitter Jeanette Dedman said she thought it was a wonderful idea.
‘‘It will be great to go down to Federation Square to see them all,’’ she said.
More information is available from the Heathcote council offices and district residents are encouraged to contribute.
For more about the 5000 poppies project visit www.5000poppies.wordpress.com
Heathcote Knitters meet every Friday at 10am in the Heathcote council offices.
There is no cost and morning tea is provided.
Bring your own knitting
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