As part of the 2015 Anzac Commemoration, the 5000 Poppies project will be “planting” a field of more than 5000 poppies in Federation Square Melbourne as a stunning visual tribute to Australian servicemen and women for more than a century of service in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations. Over 9000 poppies have in fact been collected to date.
Members of Yarra Plenty Regional Library are asked to contribute to the project by joining a library craft group or dropping in the home made poppies to any branch library.
Poppies can be knitted, crocheted, felted or sewn from any materials. Crafters are encouraged to dedicate their poppy to a member of their family who served in World War One.
Craft patterns and dedication forms can be found on the 5000 Poppies website.
Poppies will be collected and displayed together with their dedications in libraries for Remembrance Day November 11 2014 before being contributed to the Anzac Day display in Federation Square in 2015.