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Narrowboat daisies in Plantlife’s meadow
The Coffee and Crochet group have been making squares for Plantlife’s Patchwork Meadow. Plantlife is a charity ‘speaking up for wild plants’ and the challenge was to produce 15cm squares to represent British wild flowers. We chose daisies because they connect with traditional narrowboat painting.
Members were offered a choice of four patterns to interpret in their own way. You can see what a variety there are in the photo. 24 ladies and 1 gentleman crocheted a total of 35 squares and Jane Lane did a mini hooky rug. A photo of each square was uploaded to the Plantlife website.
Click on Organisation, scroll down and click on National Waterways Museum (you need to click on Organisation again to get rid of the drop down menu) and there you will see our contribution. If you click on any daisy a message about who made it appears.
Everyone has really enjoyed this challenge and we hope you enjoy looking at them on-line. Unfortunately we have to send them off to Plantlife so you can’t see the real thing. The project entries are set to be exhibited around the country and Cheshire’s squares will eventually find a home somewhere within the county.