This is a  hand-made project; the time and care taken in creating each flower is part of the symbolic power of the finished piece. 

Please submit knit, crochet, or wet/needle-felted poppies only. We cannot accept fabric (this includes commercial felt), quilted, ribbon, or embroidered flowers at this time. Commercially-made or plastic flowers can't be accepted either.

Poppies should be red (not pink, purple, or orange) with optional black and/or green centers and/or stamens. Any shade of red is fine; in either wool, cotton or acrylic yarns (or blends). Please use solid, non-shiny colours only; don't use variegated, heathered, striping, metallic, or shiny rayon-type yarns. 

The center of the poppy can be embellished with buttons, beads, and/or embroidery if you like, but please don't use overly shiny or metallic materials such as glitter, sequins, or rhinestones. The finished piece is meant to be sober! Please sew on the embellishments, rather than using glue - glue tends to disintigrate over time and also tends to stiffen the poppy, making it difficult to mount to the backing. 

The ideal poppy size is at least 7.5cm (3 inches) in diameter, to a maximum of 12.5cm (5 inches) across (measure at the widest point as your poppy lays naturally on the table - most poppies will "pop out" - don't flatten it to make it bigger). Poppes that are too small can't be properly seen, and poppies that are too big crowd out others. 

We have included some easy knit and crochet poppy patterns on this website under the Patterns link. Knitters and crocheters - please make sure to "weave in the ends" on your poppy!

We reserve the right to make the final decision as to which poppies are suitable for use in the final piece. Poppies that are not used will not be returned.