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897: Giant Knitted Poppy

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posted on 2024-01-12, 09:30 authored by Lest We Forget Project Team

The object is 4m square and is made up of 1568 4 inch knitted and crocheted squares representing each day of the war. It has been made by men, women and children all over the country who visited craft shows run by ICHF Events and managed by three women known as Grans on the Make. Contributors also posted squares to us in their dozens.

History

Name of contributor(s)

A group known as Grans on the Make - Par Wilson, Avril Collier & Jenny Knight

Subject of the story/individual the object(s) relate to

To all those who lost their lives and the families they left behind

Date(s) the event(s) in the story took place

Feb - November 2018

Location(s) where the event(s) in the story took place

Nationwide participation and craft shows in London, Exeter, Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow.

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