Our district libraries are commemorating the 2,721 Kiwi soldiers who died at Gallipoli in World War I by having the same number of poppies handmade by the community. The finished poppies will be displayed in Kāpiti libraries.
Currently, 2,000 poppies have been made in different mediums – knitted, crocheted, painted and embellished. But more are needed!
“We’ve already had a great response from school groups, dedicated individuals and the regular Time For a Yarn groups at our libraries,” says Tiriata Thorne, Council’s Heritage and Māori Collections Coordinator.
“Word about the project has even spread outside the district with a bunch of poppies arriving by post from Wanganui!”
“Over the next two months we will have poppy-making workshops and craft tables set up at Ōtaki, Waikanae and Paraparaumu libraries. So come along and make a poppy with us or pick up a pattern so you can do some at home or school.”
Dates for the workshops will be advertised at libraries and on www.kapiticoastlibraries.govt.nz