Lawton Yarns supports Amlwch Poppy Project

6 March 2018

Lawton Yarns has donated some red woollen yarn to the Amlwich Poppy Project run by a community group in Wales who are making 10,000 poppies in time for Remembrance Sunday.

2018 marks one hundred years since the end of the First World War and the Amlwch Poppy Project intends to commemorate this anniversary by creating thousands of poppies to form a ‘weeping wall’ feature on the front of St Eleth Church in remembrance of the lives lost during the conflict. As well as creating traditional red poppies, the dedicated group of volunteers have also been making lilac poppies to remember the animals that lost their lives during the war.

Peter-Guy L’Amie Sales Director at Lawton Yarns said, “We’re delighted to be able to  support such a great project and it’s  brilliant to see our woollen yarn being used for an important cause. The volunteers are doing a fantastic job and we’re looking forward to seeing the final result!”

So far nearly 3,500 poppies have been made but to help reach the target of 10,000 poppies, earlier this year the group put out a plea on social media for any knitters or crocheters willing to come and help knit and crochet poppies to bring the ‘weeping wall’ to life. The response was overwhelming and people all the way from Anglesey to Australia have been getting involved!

You can find out more about the project and how to get involved on their Facebook group where members can share patterns, ask for advice or offer support. Tweet us at @LawtonYarns with photos of poppies you have knitted or crocheted!