To honour the 100th anniversary of the Strathroy Cenotaph in 2024, the Municipality of Strathroy Caradoc and Museum Strathroy-Caradoc are calling on you to help us with our Poppy Project!

 We need your help to knit or crochet 3000 poppies for the display on Town Hall and other possible locations. Please use the free patterns provided via the museum or check out our upcoming workshops.

 Poppy donation boxes located at the Municipal Office (52 Frank St., Strathroy) and Museum Strathroy-Caradoc (34 Frank St., Strathroy). You can also leave your name or a message with the poppies!

 Deadline is October 1, 2024

Poppy Specifications:

  •  Poppies are to be red with a black center and four petals.
  •  Other material besides yarn is acceptable, as long as it is weather proof (no paper) and able to attach to the netting with zip ties.
  •  Recommended size of poppies should be between 4-8 inches.
  •  Recommended yarn: Loops & Threads. 354 YDS/7oz OR 324 m/198g, 100% Acrylic. Medium Weight [4]. Machine washable. Colour: Bright Red (9779) and Black (9536).
  • Other suitable yarns;

    • Yarnspirations, Caron One Pound, Medium Weight Yarn [4]. Scarlet and Black.

    • Bernat, Medium Weight Yarn [4].  Berry and Black.
    • Red Heart Super Saver, Medium Weight Yarn [4]. Cherry Red and Black


Please contact Museum Strathroy-Caradoc at:

Phone: 519-245-0492



Patterns found here:

 Crochet and Kint Poppy Patterns


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