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Armistice Day, Knitting, Crochet and White Poppies

11 Nov

Many craftivists have been busy making items to mark Armistice Day. Along our street there is a new post box topper.

In a nearby village, Carnon Downs, there is the most amazing display. It has, in the Main Street, purple poppies to mark the animals lost in war, traditional red poppies to mark the fallen soldiers and a few white ones.

We wear white poppies. They are to mark all those lost to war, past and ongoing, those who were fighting and the civilians caught up in war. Benjamin Zephaniah explains it beautifully.

 

 

In a garden nearby

 

 

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7 responses to “Armistice Day, Knitting, Crochet and White Poppies

  1. margaret21

    November 12, 2022 at 8:14 pm

    This is a wonderful and moving collection. Good to see white poppies here too.

     
  2. Heyjude

    November 12, 2022 at 3:23 pm

    There are some very talented people around. You might like this post from Thirsk:
    https://margaret21.com/2022/11/11/yarn-bombing-in-remembrance/

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      November 12, 2022 at 8:06 pm

      Thank you so much for this link – how delightful and how clever they all are. πŸ™‚

       
  3. utesmile

    November 12, 2022 at 8:22 am

    How fantastic is all that! You do have many knitters around!

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      November 12, 2022 at 9:09 am

      Haven’t they done an amazing job? There’s a bridge in Truro covered in crochet poppies but we haven’t managed to get there yet. πŸ™‚

       
  4. Judith

    November 11, 2022 at 6:53 pm

    Stunning and moving ❀️

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      November 11, 2022 at 10:07 pm

      Fabulous aren’t they? The horse was particularly moving especially with the empty saddle. πŸ™‚

       

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