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1050+ poppies reported as made by 15 May. Target is 2500. So more than a two fifths of the way there!!

WWI SPC/History Society project - centenary of the end of WWI

11 MAY

Please make a note in your diaries to go along to the Hall in the Send Evangelical Church on the Broadmeads anytime between 10am and 4pm on Saturday 13 October to help attach the poppies to their backing.

Even half an hour would help.  We'd like to get as many members of the community as possible involved.

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD AND LOOK OUT

FOR POSTERS AROUND THE VILLAGE SOON!

 

8 MAY

Many thanks to all those who took wool and/ or donated towards the cost of this project.

We have another 30 names of participants and our total is nudging 900!

 

1 MAY

Patterns and wool will be available at the May Fair on Monday 7 May.

 

4 APRIL

In order to tally up how many poppies have been made so far in total, please email clerk@sendparishcouncil.gov.uk with the number you’ve made unless you’ve already done that on the Facebook page.

 

Thank you.

 

3 APRIL

Thanks to a further generous donation of £200 from Send Parish Council, a large quantity of red wool, some black wool and some black buttons will be delivered to the Parish Office mid-morning tomorrow.

Please take your completed poppies to the Paish Office or to the Craft and Chat sessions in batches, in a named bag (so we can credit all of the poppy makers!) saying how many are inside.

If you're looking for a simpler knitting pattern, try this:

Cast on 60 sts. Rows 1-5 knit
Row 6 knit 20 sts, *then pick up 1 cast on st from bottom of border and place on left needle, now knit 2 sts together, knit 19 sts. [ 20 sts remain] repeat from * to end.
Rows 7-9 knit.
Row 10 Repeat row 6 by picking up loop made on that row.
Rows 11-13 knit.
Row 14 repeat row 10.
Row 15 knit 2 sts. together across row [ 30 sts.]
Row 16 slip 1 st. knit 2 sts. together pass slipped st. over... repeat across row [ 10 sts.] Break off yarn leaving long tail and thread back through remaining sts. and pull tight. Join edges with mattress stitch, then tie sewn end and long tail together to shape poppy. Sew black button to centre of poppy.

 

UPDATE 23 MARCH

Thanks to the number of people wanting to take part, the original supply of wool has all gone!

A few more balls of wool were left in the Parish Office today.  Black wool, black buttons and more red wool should be available after the Bank Holiday weekend.

 

UPDATE 19 MARCH 2018

Double knitting wool is now available from the Parish Office.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

11 November 2018 is the centenary of the end of World War 1.  We intend to display the wooden poppies from 2014 again - one for each soldier from Send who was killed.  And to have another exhibition in the Old Send Phonebox.

In addition, the poppy project was launched in early March 2018 with the aim of residents knitting/ crocheting 2500 poppies to be displayed along the front of the tennis court at the Recreation Ground, and at the War Memorials if we have enough.  This is an ambitious target and we will need all the help we can get please!

Patterns for both knitted and crocheted poppies can be found online here:

British Legion Poppy Patterns

Please leave a loose end of wool to attach the poppy to netting.

There is some 4 ply wool in the Parish Office which was purchased with a kind donation of £100 from the local Rotary Club.   You can collect some anytime during opening hours.* 
 
Alternatively, you can provide your own wool (poppy red please!); and donations of camoflauge netting/ red wool/ black wool/ black buttons for the flower centres will be gratefully received in the office or at the Craft and Chat session in the Church Rooms from 2 to 4pm on 28 March.

 

 *  The patterns call for DK and we will buy some of that shortly, but in the meantime suggest using size 9 needles with the 4 ply.

 

Page last updated: 15 May, 2018