Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Crocheted Poppy for Remembrance Day

For most of us, wearing a poppy on 11th November is important.  We rightly want to show our respect for those who have given their lives in the line of duty.  We buy a poppy, make a small donation to the Royal British Legion and stop everything to reflect at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.

Above is a picture of a lovely crocheted brooch made with beautiful Sirdar baby bamboo wool and finished up with a sparkly button and brooch badge.  

For the last 3 years, the amazing Cath Fearn has worked with her mum and a team of volunteers making these poppies, in aid of the British Legion.  I got involved helping out last year when I stumbled across Cath's poppy appeal when searching for crochet flower patterns.  This year I've just posted off a batch of crocheted poppies to her as well.

Cath works insanely hard on her poppy appeal.  In 2011 she made £2000 and in 2012 she made £5000. This year her target is a whopping £10,000.  As a result, this year her appeal is even bigger and she has involved more and more people helping her with crocheting, gluing and packaging, with all proceeds going to the British Poppy Legion.

If you want to show your respect by wearing one of Cath's crocheted poppies, you can do so through her eBay page.  If you wish to help out with the crafting of these copies you can contact her by Facebook or Twitter.

All pictures for this post were used from Cath's eBay page with kind permission from Cath herself.

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  1. I love this idea and the poppies are so beautiful. I will be sharing this post in a couple of weeks and directing folk to the shop...

  2. Hi! Thank you for stopping by and thank you for being willing to share this amazing project! x

  3. What an amazing thing to do. The poppies are lovely. I've already bought mine from a lady who does the same sort of thing. So lovely to hear of people doing wonderful selfless things x

  4. The poppies are beautiful. I would definitely wear mine with pride like I do every year for the traditional ones. A wonderful and worthwhile cause to be involved in xx

  5. These are beautiful, well done to you for taking part and supporting such a worthwhile cause.
    Marianne x


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