With assistance from the general public of New Zealand, we are aiming to produce one hand crafted poppy for each serviceman and woman lost by our nation in WWI. That is 18,166 poppies!
For the empire and for freedom, we all must do our bit, the men go forth to battle, the women wait and knit
- Lady Annette Liverpool
The National Army Museum is making a patriotic ‘call to yarn’. With assistance from the general public of New Zealand we are aiming to produce one hand crafted poppy for each serviceman and woman lost by our nation in the Great War. That is 18,166 poppies!
These very special tributes will be on show at the National Army Museum in the form of a cascading waterfall of poppies in the Museum’s memorial area.
If you are a little bit crafty you may like to help with this special project. Poppies can be hand crafted in any way (knitted, crocheted, sewn or soft crafted) but must be a red Flanders style poppy. There are several patterns available to assist you in your contribution.
If you are not so crafty we also accept donations of red wool, ribbon, felt or material to give to our keen crafters.
Completed poppies can be brought to the museum or sent to us. Please direct all enquiries to:
National Army Museum
PO Box 45
Waiouru 4861, New Zealand.
Many thanks for your efforts. We appreciate your help very much.