Curtain of Poppies - Jane Veevers
Great Southern Star, Leongatha, Victoria, 13th April 1917. Courtesy of the National Library of Australia.
'The Song of a Sock' is the inspiration for this project, epitomising the whole-hearted community spirit that embraced people at home during WW1.
Wonderwool Wales would like to bring together our community of textile makers to recreate the united determination of the WW1 volunteers. The aim of the Centenary Textiles project is to produce a Community Textile Installation at Wonderwool Wales 2018 to mark the end of WW1. The 'Curtain of Poppies' will include 887,858 textile poppies, to commemorate each person from the UK who died serving their country.
Volunteers are invited to use our range of patterns to make one or more textile poppies to feature in the Curtain of Poppies in 2018. If you or your textile group would like to make a larger contribution, please make lengths of green i-cord (4 stitches) approximately 2 metres long, and stitch pairs of poppies back to back, at a spacing of about 15 cm.
We invite donations in support of this project for the Royal British Legion.
Please send completed poppies to:
Curtain of Poppies
Wonderwool Wales Ltd
For enquires please contact Jane: woolschool(at)wonderwoolwales.co.uk