To commemorate the end of WW1 St Botolph’s is holding a Festival of Remembrance. This festival will see St Botolph’s host a large number of varied events over a two week period to commemorate the end of WW1.
As part of this two-week long festival, we are looking for you to be involved as much as possible. We want to create a large display of knitted poppies which will be on display for the duration of the festival.
We will be holding our Knit and Natter event which will take place every Tuesday, 9:30 am – 11:30 am in St Botolph’s Church. This will be a time to come together to knit poppies with others. This event includes free tea and coffee for knitters and those who wish to crochet.
We are delighted to be working with the Lincolnshire Guild of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers on this project. The Guild has very kindly donated a number of starter kits which include; a postcard, a quantity of hand spun wool and a knitting pattern, all for just a small donation!
If you would like to get involved you can either visit the Stump Gift Shop to pick your starter pack up or download the knitting/crochet pattern below. Once you have your completed poppies, you can either leave them in the Parish Office in St Botolph’s Church or you can send them to – The Parish of Boston, Rectory Offices, Wormgate, Boston. PE21 6NP.
If you are part of a group or committee who would like to be involved with this project, get in touch! We want to get as many people involved with this as possible and would welcome our local groups’ input. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (01205) 310929.
We need your poppies in by the beginning of October please so that we will have enough time to display them.