3 May 2018

From the Mayor's Desk

Mayoral Column

If you can knit, felt or crochet, you are invited to help make 2000 poppies for an installation to commemorate the WWI Armistice Day Centenary in November. I’m always amazed at how many crafty and artistic people we have in the Hawkesbury and now it’s your chance to use your skills to honour those who served.

The Poppy Project began as a small personal tribute by two Australian women, has become an international phenomenon, showing respect for, and remembrance of those who have served in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations, their families and their communities.

Hawkesbury Central Library is hosting craft days on the second Friday of the month until 9 November from 10am to midday (11 May, 8 June, 13 July, 10 August, 14 September, 12 October and 9 November). It’s free and everyone is welcome. Tea and coffee will be provided and there is no need to book - just come along and bring your own needles or hooks and wool.

If you are unable to attend, you are welcome to make poppies at home. Patterns are available at both libraries, as well as the Museum and the Gallery. You can also go online to find a pattern/designs of your choosing – any size, any shade of red – the only requirement is that the finished product be a Flanders-style poppy. When completed, just drop them off at one of the above locations by Friday, 26 October.

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