Project Heckington 100 has been formed by a group of local people to bring together ideas and initiatives to pay tribute to the men and women of Heckington and other local villages, who never came back home. The project will be covering a series of events from July to Remembrance Day in November.
A major undertaking of the group is to produce a cascade of poppies in St Andrew’s Church. Thousands of poppies are required to produce an everlasting memorable display and we need your help and support with this challenge. Do you knit, crochet, or are creative with card and paper, or any other suitable material? If so, why not get together with a group of friends or family and have some fun creating your poppies? If you are not creative, but know people who are, then please let them know about the project – we really want an amazing display, and this is your opportunity to take part. If you have a story relating to a relative who fought in that frightful conflict, please let us have it, with your poppies, and these will also be used in the display.
Patterns can be found on the internet, but we have also sourced this pattern:
Easy Knitting Poppy Pattern
This pattern makes a very pretty 3” poppy
You need Red and Black Balls of Double-knitting Wool
Cast on 60 stitches Size 8 or 9 needles
Knit 8 Rows in Red wool
Row 9 Knit two together across (30 stitches)
Row 10 Join Black wool - Slip 1, Knit 2 together, PSSO (pass slipped stitch over) (10 stitches)
Row 11 Knit 1 Row
Draw Wool thread through remaining stitches and bring together and sew up.
Please leave your poppies, with your name, at the Parish Council Offices.
Project Heckington 100 volunteers are working together to make sure this Mevent goes down in history to support and honour all the men and women of Heckington who made the ultimate sacrifice.
If you feel that you would like to get involved with the project or have any ideas or suggestions, please contact Andrew Key on 01529 461161 or 07934 468910 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org