INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAKING POPPIES
Poppies should be made in red yarn by knitting or crocheting; or cut out of red felt using the template. The felt option may be more suitable for younger children and schools, who wish to take part in this project. Sewing a large black button into the centre of each felt poppy has the added bonus of learning an important life skill!
Knitted/crocheted poppies should have a black centre. These can be made of yarn or alternatively a large button may be used.
Poppies should be between 9cms (3.5 ins) and 13cms (5ins) in size.
Poppies must NOT be made of anything other than textile products in order to withstand the elements. Please no paper, card or laminates.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR POSTAGE
Poppies need to be placed in a large envelope, sandwiched between two sheets of paper or thin card to ensure they don’t jam in the automatic postal franking machine. The maximum size for envelopes is 35.3cm (13.75ins) by 25cm (9.75ins) and must be sent by LARGE LETTER postal rate with Royal Mail. The cost will be 79p (second class) or £1.01 (first class).
If Poppies are placed in a padded envelope, then they will be processed by Parcelforce and postage will cost £3.45.
We will not be able to pay excess postage on any items.
For Poppies Made in UK:
ST GEORGE’S YPRES POPPY APPEAL,
HANTS GU33 7PG
For Poppies Made Outside of UK:
St Georges Ieper Poppy Appeal