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Workshop Freo presents,

5000 Poppies Project

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Date & time

6th of December 2017 at 6:00pm
until 8:00pm

Additional dates

  • 1st Nov 2017 6:00pm
    until 8:00pm

  • 6th Dec 2017 6:00pm
    until 8:00pm



15 Mrs Trivett Place    
WA 6160
  • Bathers Beach Art Precinct


2018 marks the 100th Anniversary of the First World War. As part of commemorating this, the Australian War Memorial will be creating a stunning large scale installation of 60, 000 hand made poppies, carpeting the grounds for Remembrance Day. Each poppy will represent one life lost in World War I.

Online group 5000 Poppies is leading the charge and has put a call out to skilled knitters and crocheters. We would like to help them to their goals! They currently have around 18,000- 20,000 already made but there is still a long way to go!

A second project is planned to create 50, 000 lapel pins for the Victorian RSL club’s 2018 Anzac Day celebrations. Whilst they have already created 20,000 of these there is still another 30, 000 to make by April 2018.

With these deadlines in mind, Workshop Freo and Coral and Cactus would like to invite you to get together and crochet for this cause. Join us on the first Wednesday evening of the month to smash out some poppies, have a chat and meet some like-minded crafters.

Seasoned crocheters, come along with your hooks and your red yarn! Newbies are welcome as well! Cass and Maddy will be there to get you started. Kits to get you going will be available for purchase for $15.

This is a not for profit workshop. You are also very welcome to bring along your current crochet project, have a yarn, some snacks and enjoy the company!

About the teachers: Cass and Maddy met as neighbours 6 years ago and bonded instantly over their love of crafting and crochet. After many a crafternoon, they decided to turn this crafty love into a business, blooming into their collective, Coral and Cactus at the beginning of 2017. Cass discovered a love for crochet whilst nursing her first kidlet and passed on her passion & knowledge of the craft to Maddy, teaching her to make her first granny square only 3 years ago. From that point on, Maddy was as hooked as Cass for making everything from blankets, to teddies, to jumpers and more & more…!