Knitted and crocheted red poppies wanted

Community asked to make flowers for Anzac display

Shellharbour City Council is calling on the community to knit or crochet red poppies for an Anzac Day Display which will be showcased in the City Library.

The completed poppies are a way to acknowledge our fallen soldiers and will create a striking display when presented together.

Shellharbour Mayor Marianne Saliba wanted the pattern for the poppies as soon as plans for the display were made.

“It’s such a wonderful idea and I wanted to contribute. I very much look forward to seeing what will be a beautiful tribute to our fallen soldiers.

“The other thing I love about this initiative is that it encourages people to create something together.

“Knitters groups across the city are having a wonderful time making their contribution and I also know many individuals who are proud to be creating something beautiful and meaningful to commemorate Anzac Day.”

Those taking part include the Plain and Pearl Knitters and Crochet Group which meets every Friday from 10am to noon at City Library, as well at knitters groups who meet at Oak Flats and Warilla Libraries.

The knitters groups are open to anyone but people do not need to be part of a group to create the poppies.  

Completed poppies need to be dropped into the City Library by Monday 16 April.

The launch of Council’s ‘Pledge for Poppies’ display will be held Friday 20 April.

Those who contributed will be thanked with a light morning tea which will coincide with the Knitters Group session at City Library.

For more information about the poppies display or the knitting groups, contact the City Library on 4221 6222.

Download a copy of the pattern.

Media enquiries: Kelli Wells 0448 361 008.