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5000 Poppies Project
2018 marks the 100th Anniversary of the First World War. As part of commemorating this, the Australian War Memorial will be creating a stunning large scale installation of 60, 000 hand made poppies, carpeting the grounds for Remembrance Day. Each poppy will represent one life lost in World War I.
Online group 5000 Poppies is leading the charge and has put a call out to skilled knitters and crocheters. We would like to help them to their goals! They currently have around 18,000- 20,000 already made but there is still a long way to go!
A second project is planned to create 50, 000 lapel pins for the Victorian RSL club's 2018 Anzac Day celebrations. Whilst they have already created 20,000 of these there is still another 30, 000 to make by April 2018.
With these deadlines in mind, Workshop Freo and Coral and Cactus would like to invite you to get together and crochet for this cause. Join us on the first Wednesday evening of the month to smash out some poppies, have a chat and meet some likeminded crafters.
Seasoned crocheters, come along with your hooks and your red yarn! Newbies are welcome as well! Coral and Cactus will be there to get you started. Kits to get you going will be available for purchase for $15.
This is a not for profit class.
First Wednesday evening of the month. 6pm- 8pm
- How to make a poppy using patterns supplied by the 5000 Poppies Project team
- Basic crochet stitches including the slip knot, slip stitch and treble.
- The opportunity to participate in a nationwide installation project commemorating 100 years of ANZAC and the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI
- Light refreshment provided
- Great company and laughs in our workshop by the sea!
- Red yarn, Black yarn, hooks if you already have crochet gear. Otherwise you may purchase a kit when you checkout.
Closed toed shoes preferred
All adults are welcome.
Workshop Freo requires one week's notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. The tickets are fully transferable. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to organise a refund.
We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes, however, let’s face it… sometimes stuff happens! Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via email and entitled to a full refund or credit.
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1.) LIABILITY WAIVER
Any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property brought into Workshop Freo's premises.
Any physical injuries sustained as a result of participating in any class or event organised by Workshop Freo
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Workshop Freo requires one week's notice notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. The tickets are fully transferable. Email email@example.com to organise a refund.
We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes, however, let’s face it… sometimes stuff happens! Most of our classes must have a minimum of 6 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via email and entitled to a full refund or credit.
5.) CLOSE OF TICKET SALES
For some classes ticket sales close a week out from the workshop, due the necessity for teachers to order and organise materials. If ticket sales are not sufficient (as above) the class may be cancelled.