The knitted and crocheted poppies were on loan from the '5000 Poppies Project' organised by Lynn Berry. Though instead of achieving the goal of 5000 handcrafted poppies for the project, an overwhelming 250,000 poppies were donated from all over Australia and some from overseas too. Federation Square, in the heart of the city of Melbourne, is now a brilliant blaze of red, displaying these gorgeous poppies.
Well done to Phillip Johnson and Lynn Berry - it was a truly moving tribute. And well done also to all the crafty people who donated these lovely momentos to commemorate the Anzac Centenary. Lest we Forget.