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Following the success of the ceramic Sea of Poppies installed in the dry moat surrounding the Tower of London. The National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth joined forces with the Royal Navy Submarine Museum in Gosport in a new art project

They invited knitters of Portsmouth, Gosport and surrounding areas to commemorate the bravery of the men and women who served their country during the First World War by helping to knit & crochet poppies

Over 1000 people and a host of different community groups took part in a series of workshops held at both sites as well as those sent in from across the local area including some even donated from as far away as Florida and France

Strictly Knitting made the free pattern available in store or from the link below, which we continued to provide, all the poppies donated are now in pride of place at both the National Museum and the Royal Navy Submarine Museum

Poppy pattern

Sea of Poppies