Can you make poppies to help commemorate 100 years since the end of the Great War?

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Do you remember last year’s yarnbombing? That was the Ivinghoe and Pitstone WI celebrating their 100 year birthday.

We now want to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the end of the Great War, in a similar way but this time we’d like to invite community members to get involved as well.

We invite you to make poppies which we will use to decorate areas of both villages; they can be knitted, crochet, sewn, cut out of fabric, card whatever your inspiration creates, although they do need to stand up to the November weather!

Patterns are available on the British Legion website.

Windmill Pharmacy and Masons have both agreed to be collecting points for your masterpieces, up until 26th October or message me and I will collect.

Donations of red wool would be much appreciated.

The school and messy church are also getting involved.
It will be great to do something for the community, by the community to honour those who gave us everything.

Thank you.

Quick and easy knitting pattern:

Cast on 80 stitches in red wool. Knit 10 rows, knit two together all along row 11, slip remaining stitches into a length if yarn to draw up and sew the seam. Add a black button to the centre and you’re done. The bigger the needle the bigger the poppy.

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