designed by Lesley Stanfield
crocheted by Jodiebodie (2015)
Today is Remembrance Day.
Last year, I collated crocheted poppy patterns on a quest to find the best.
Today, Lynn Berry of the 5000 Poppies project was interviewed on Adelaide radio.
|A poppy display in my local community.|
(Photo: M. Prime 2015)
I was thrilled to hear Lynn Berry speak to Ali Clarke of radio station 891 ABC Adelaide on today's morning program. If you would like to hear today's conversation, keep checking the links to the morning program for more information. This radio station usually posts a sound file of each program within 24 hours to remain available online for approximately 7 days.
Today's program should be available online until 17 November 2016 here: https://radio.abc.net.au/programitem/peWDZJ4wVD?play=true
The interview starts at 12'56" into the program.
Sometimes popular segments will have their sound file posted online with a transcript to be available for a longer period. I certainly hope that this will be the case with today's audio, especially so the information can be shared with friends who have hearing impairments.
|A pile of crocheted poppies made by Jodiebodie in 2015.|
I was pleased that Ali asked a question that I submitted during the interview:
"How do the ladies cope with laundering and blocking the poppies?"
It took around 18 months to remove all of the poppies from their netting, launder them and re-attach them.
designed by Anne Rousseau
crocheted by Jodiebodie (2015)
Lynne Berry and her sister-in-law Margaret Knight are currently negotiating plans for a 'big finale' to the project in 2018 at the Australian War Memorial. Lynn will plant some of her poppies at Melbourne's Shrine of Remembrance today.
How exciting to have crafts like crochet and knitting, often solitary pursuits, bringing people together and playing an important role at a broader community level for something so meaningful.
|There are many designs for crocheted poppies.|
Listed at "Poppy Patterns" (April 2015)
In 2015, I collated a number of crocheted poppy patterns on Lupey Loops. Back then, the 5000 Poppies project was distributing a leaflet with a few patterns. Now, Lynn and Margaret have a huge list including those that I collated and many more, covering more crafts than just crochet and knitting too!
It is extraordinary that a simple personal project is now a full-time undertaking thanks to the support of so many people–a testament to the generosity, kindness, love and friendship found in the knitting and crochet communities around the world.
ABC Radio, "Mornings with Ali Clarke", radio program, 891 ABC Adelaide: http://www.abc.net.au/adelaide/programs/adelaide_mornings/
Australian War Memorial, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia: https://www.awm.gov.au/
Berry, L. & Knight, M., 5000 Poppies: a Community Tribute of Respect and Remembrance, web site: https://5000poppies.wordpress.com
Clarke, Lisa, "5000 Poppies of Remembrance", ABC Open, 20 January 2015: https://open.abc.net.au/explore/86541
Lupey Loops, "Poppy Patterns", 15 April 2015: http://lupeyloops.blogspot.com.au/2015/04/poppy-patterns.html
Lupey Loops, "Poppies Shaping Up", 4 June 2015: http://lupeyloops.blogspot.com.au/2015/06/poppies-shaping-up.html
McLeonard, Kieren,"5000 poppies growing and growing…", Bush Telegraph, ABC Radio, 23 September 2013: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/bushtelegraph/5000-poppies/4974876
Milligan, Deb, "5000 Poppies come to Gippsland", ABC Open, 17 November 2015: https://open.abc.net.au/explore/109900
Royal Horticultural Society, 5000 Poppies RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016: https://www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/rhs-chelsea-flower-show/2016/Articles/Show-Features
Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia: http://www.shrine.org.au/Home