Creating Beauty One Stitch At A Time

Australian Textile Artists, Margaret Knight and Lynne Berry orchestrated an event like no other for the Chelsea Flower Show.  What was originally a call for 120 stitched poppies ended up to be a garden of 300,000 knitted and crocheted poppies from all around the world.

https://au.news.yahoo.com/video/watch/31679427/garden-designers-show-of-prized-work-at-chelsea-flower-show/#page1

lynne berry and margaret knight #3
Photo credit: straitstimes.com

Pensioner John Back walking through a field of 5,000 cotton poppies.

 

 

Chris From Canberra

Chris from Australia

http://www.economist.com/news/asia/21663247-lost-merino-recalls-fatter-years-when-australias-wealth-was-wool-prized-yarn-australia

According to other news outlets, Chris’ fleece yielded enough for thirty sweaters.

Thirty sweaters worth of wool shorn from overgrown sheep found wandering the Australian wilderness

An undated handout photo obtained on September 2, 2015 from the RSPCA shows a giant woolly sheep on the outskirts of Canberra as Australian animal welfare officers put out an urgent appeal for shearers after finding the sheep with wool so overgrown its life was in danger. The very woolly merino sheep was spotted wandering on its own near Mulligan Flats, a grassy woodland just outside the capital Canberra, by bushwalkers who alerted local RSPCA officers. AFP PHOTO / RSPCA ----EDITORS NOTE ----RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / RSPCA" NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS - NO ARCHIVESRSPCA/AFP/Getty Images
An undated handout photo obtained on September 2, 2015 from the RSPCA shows a giant woolly sheep on the outskirts of Canberra as Australian animal welfare officers put out an urgent appeal for shearers after finding the sheep with wool so overgrown its life was in danger. The very woolly merino sheep was spotted wandering on its own near Mulligan Flats, a grassy woodland just outside the capital Canberra, by bushwalkers who alerted local RSPCA officers. AFP PHOTO / RSPCA —-EDITORS NOTE —-RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE MANDATORY CREDIT “AFP PHOTO / RSPCA” NO MARKETING – NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS – DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS – NO ARCHIVESRSPCA/AFP/Getty Images