Knitted field of poppies for Rhuddlan wool shop

Reporter:

Suzanne Jordan

MORE than 200 individually crocheted and knitted poppies grace a shop window, thanks to kind customers. 

Alison McMillan, who owns Rosie’s in Rhuddlan, received a mountain of poppies after encouraging the community to pick up their knitting needles.

The carefully-crafted creations are being sold to raise money for the Royal British Legion.

Alison said: “When I started the appeal, I thought I could get about 100.

“When I last counted them, we were at about 244. I spoke to the Legion first then appealed for anyone who could knit or crochet poppies at the own expense.

“Each poppy is very individual. There are quite a lot of patterns out there to follow.

“It’s nice to see all the different interpretations and different shapes.

“The community really has pulled together. I started the appeal around August/September so I am overwhelmed with the response it has had.”

The poppies are available for purchase at Rosie’s until Saturday. Suggested donation is £1.

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