Kate Cropper in St Mary’s Church, Wotton-under-Edge, with some of the knitted, crocheted and stitched poppies.
The plan to cover the tower of St Mary’s Church in Wotton-under-Edge with poppies has received a world-wide boost following our appeal to the justhands-on.tv Community.
The 47-metre high tower of the Gloucestershire church will be covered with all manner of crafted poppies in November to mark the end of the First World War.
“We’ve had poppies from everywhere, not just the wonderful people of Wotton, but we’ve had them from Bristol, Glasgow, London, and promises of poppies from Melbourne, Australia!” said Kate Cropper, one of the appeal’s organisers.
“We’ve been really lucky to have the support of justhands-on.tv – 15,000 people have heard about the project, and people have even set up knitting circles to make poppies,” added Kate.
“We’re getting lots of poppies – one of organiser’s houses is filling up with them – but we still need more, we need thousands.
“The biggest logistical challenge is how we are going to get the poppies onto the tower – so we don’t damage the church and also don’t lose the poppies in the wind on a November day.
“Anyone with a background in structural engineering, or with ideas on how we can do it, please get in touch,” said Kate.
Donations of poppies can be posted to St Mary’s Church Parish Office, Culverhay, Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire, GL12 7LS, and Kate can be contacted via email, firstname.lastname@example.org
The justhands-on.tv team are very keen to support this project. So, we are making the full length workshop on “Knitting a Remembrance Poppy” by Rosee Woodland available for FREE for the next 8 months.
In this workshop, Rosee guides you through knitting the small petals, large petals and the centre sections of her poppy. You will also be able to download her pattern from the shop for a donation of 50p. All proceeds from the sale will go directly to the Royal British Legion