Poppies at War Memorial with Lone Pine on the right (see notes at bottom)
Yellow honours Aborigines, white honours nurses and purple honours animals
World War I—also referred to as The Great War—ended 100 years ago tomorrow. In the lead-up to that sobering anniversary, our Australian War Memorial has hosted a display of 62,000 wool poppies that honour the Aussie soldiers who never came home.
The display had its start five years ago when fibre artists and sisters-in-law, Lynn Berry and Margaret Knight, set out to create 120 poppies to be laid at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne. These were to serve as a tribute to their fathers—Wal Beasley and Stan Knight—who fought in World War II.
I’ve taken many knitting classes and still can’t cast on. Could I make these?
Their gesture sparked an outpouring of interest. From across the world, people knitted and contributed their own hand-made…
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