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Calling all knitters - your library needs you!

Poppies Published Friday, 10th August 2018

Keen crafters are being called on to help create a display commemorating the centenary of the First World War at The Hive.

The library needs people from around the county to help knit, crochet or sew 10,000 poppies, each one representing a Worcestershire serviceman or woman who lost their life during the war.

The end result will be a weeping wall of knitted poppies in the entrance of The Hive spilling over the staircase to the floor.

Crafters can make their poppies at home and take them to The Hive or to their local library, or they can join one of the Poppy Craft Circles at The Hive and learn how to make them.

The circles are being held on Tuesday, 21 August from 5.30pm to 8.30pm or Saturday, 15 September from 10.30am to 1pm both at The Hive Café.

Alternatively Crafty Corner meets at The Hive on the first and third Tuesday of the month and have patterns available and keen crafters to offer advice and tips.

Janine Downes, manager of The Hive, said: "This is a display commemorating a very significant time, not just for our country, but for the world.

"We wanted to do something special here at The Hive, which would create something striking and make people stop and think. However, 10,000 knitted poppies is no small feat, so we need everyone to dust off their wool and needles, make now the time you learn to knit and to contribute to create something special for all those who lost their lives fighting for our country."

This display will be part of Worcestershire World War 100, an outstanding four year programme of events and activities commemorating the role Worcestershire played in the First World War.