12 October 2014

sea of poppies

Recently I saw online that The National Museum of the Royal Navy were looking for knitters/crocheters to make some poppies, for an art installation which is to commemorate the losses during WW1.  The website gives details of local free workshops and an address were poppies can be posted. They have to arrive before 1st November. For more details click here.
I thought I would take the opportunity to blow the dust off the crochet hooks and make a few poppies. To be honest crocheting does not come easy to me as I much prefer knitting. I think the poppies got gradually better as I went along. I used the free Crochet Remembrance Poppy by the McAree brothers , click here
and here are some of the poppies.......

Have a great week everyone,


  1. What a great project. I'm sure they'll be grateful to receive your poppies.

  2. they look brilliant. A friend of mine was at the tower of London and showed me her photos of the river of poppies, she said it was very emotional

  3. Lovely poppies, I intend to make some too. :)

  4. Your crochet looks great Ali, the poppies are lovely!
    V x

  5. Gorgeous poppies, I must whip some up myself :)

  6. Well done, onya Ali.

  7. Fab Ali - such and iconic image - great to be a few drops in the sea of poppies!
    Ali x


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