Social media and technology reminds us of what has happened in previous years.
In years gone by I have frantically been crocheting poppy brooches to raise money for the Poppy appeal. Unfortunately this year I won’t be able to.
This fundraising all started after visiting an ice sculpture installation in Birmingham city centre. I thought it would be an interesting opportunity to capture some photos.
This experience was really emotive and wanted to do something creative to raise money.
I also visted the poppies at the Tower of London and that was when I started to make poppies.
At my old day job, some colleagues helped by knitting and crocheting poppies alongside me. I would be up until the early hours of this morning making poppy brooches, as I would hand stitch beads on. This made each poppy unique and personal.
This became really stressful & so I only made a few the following year as seen in the photo above. This year I haven’t made any due to changing my day job at the same time as I would of started making the poppies.
I hope people who still have their poppies will still make a contribution to the appeal.