The National Army Museum is seeking the assistance of crafty New Zealanders to produce a memorial of a handcrafted poppy for every person lost by our nation in the Great War – that’s over eighteen thousand poppies.
These very special tributes are being displayed at the National Army Museum in the form of a cascading waterfall of poppies in the Museum’s memorial area.
Currently the museum has received nearly ten thousand poppies, so they’re over half-way to their target of 18,166 poppies. The poppies can be handcrafted in any way (knitted, crocheted, sewn, soft crafted), but they must be a red Flanders style poppy. There are several patterns available to assist contributors.
Image: leather poppy by Petalcraft.