The coordinator of this display, Dianne Schroeder, has put out a call for help to refresh the display:
Dear Poppy makers,
The display of poppies at Brighton Jetty for ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day over the last four years has been very popular and appreciated.
Holdfast Council has asked me to continue the poppy display for ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day.
I have decided to continue the poppy display, but because of the wear and tear on the display the "Lest We Forget" sign, I need to make a new one. I will need more poppies to do this. If you would like to be involved by making some more poppies to create this new sign would be wonderful.
Dianne used the patterns from the Australian Better Homes & Gardens magazine's Christmas 2014 issue. There used to be an online link but it is no longer active. Fortunately, Dianne has a copy. If you would like to make one of these poppies, the pattern can be forwarded to you.
Alternatively, there are plenty of other poppy patterns to try.
- 5000 Poppies project: https://5000poppies.wordpress.com/poppy-patterns/
Acrylic poppies are preferred because they last longer. These poppies will need to withstand the stormy weather that usually occurs in April.
Please only send red poppies. Any other colours will not be accepted. The centres can be black, green or white. These colours have symbolic meanings of remembrance such as black for the soldiers who died, green for the injured, white for the nurses and purple for animals.
For more information about where to send your finished poppy, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This call for poppies is for South Australian makers only because Dianne does not have the resources to cope with an inundation of poppies from around the world.
Poppy patterns, on the other hand, are always welcome no matter where you live. If you have a favourite poppy pattern, do share in the comments below.
P.S. Remember to let your South Aussie mates know!
Australian Army, "The Red Poppy", online article, last updated 5 October 2016, accessed 2019, Australian Government Department of Defence, Commonwealth of Australia: https://www.army.gov.au/our-history/traditions/the-red-poppy
BBC Newsbeat, "Remembrance poppy: Controversies and how to wear it", online article, British Broadcasting Corporation, 11 November 2017: http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/41942346/remembrance-poppy-controversies-and-how-to-wear-it
Berry, Lynn, 5000 Poppies, "Knit and Crochet Patterns" [leaflet], PO Box 115 Ashburton, Victoria, Australia 2014
- Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/5000Poppies
- Wordpress: https://5000poppies.wordpress.com
Better Homes & Gardens, "Better Craft: let's remember … make a poppy", p. 191, Better Homes & Gardens [magazine] Christmas 2014, bhg.com.au, Pacific Magazines Pty Limited, 8 Central Avenue, Eveleigh NSW 2015, Australia, 2014.
"Remembrance Poppy", online article, Wikipedia, 2019: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remembrance_poppy
Stanfield, Lesley, 100 Flowers to Knit & Crochet, paperback, ISBN 978-1-84448-403-4, www.searchpress.com, Search Press Ltd, Tunbridge Wells, UK, 2012.
Related Posts on Lupey Loops
"Brighton Jetty Anzac Display", 12 May 2016: https://lupeyloops.blogspot.com/2016/05/brighton-jetty-anzac-display.html
"Poppy Patterns", 20 April 2015: https://lupeyloops.blogspot.com/2015/04/poppy-patterns.html