Many people have been working hard to produce poppies and now we've made our first mile stone -1,000 poppies with only 4,000 more in the next 11 months to reach our target by ANZAC Day 2015. That shouldn't be an impossible goal. A few of us started making poppies at the Crafty Tuesdays in mid February, and now the first 1,000 poppies have been made. Since then many more people have joined our workshops to produce the poppies - of so many different types and shapes. It's amazing to see the variety.
We're very grateful for all the community support and interest, especially from our Forster- Tuncurry Anglican parish, the Forster-Tuncurry RSL sub-branch, The Great Lakes Advocate and many business people.
There was a 2 day intensive poppy breeding program in Yarrawonga this past week and over 60 poppies were produced. These were produced in felt as well as being knitted and crocheted in various yarns - feathers, fluffy and sparkly too. The different yarns produced some different looking poppies, as shown in the photo to the right. There were also 13 small poppies made (photo to left) which will be great lapel poppies for people to wear.
Needless to say, the Crafty Tuesday and monthly workshops will be continuing and we hope to see many there making poppies.