672: WW1 Poppy Installation

672: WW1 Poppy Installation

2018

An installation at Pinner Parish Church London made with poppies hand knitted by members of the congregation, their families and friends to remember the end of the First World war one hundred years ago. Altogether over 3000 poppies were knitted for displays inside and outside the church. The font installation commemorates all the local men and boys who lost their lives in the conflict. Each of them is remembered with a poppy displaying their name. The poppies are suspended on eight strands of fish wire. Each poppy is held in place by making a small knot in the fish wire. Fish wire is largely invisible and used to convey a sense of the poppies falling. Names were printed on individual paper labels and attached to each poppy with velcro