"Stronger Together" is steeped in symbolism. Made from fine merino wool and silk fibres, the red poppy represents the strength and courage of current and retired, military members. The dandelion has long been a symbol of military children/families. Just like a dandelion, military families are able to thrive under any condition and grow stronger with each posting and military deployment. The scattered seeds (note 3 are missing from the flower head, with one taking root at the base of the flower) represent the bonds and friendships created across the country and abroad with each move. The small poppy bud represents the numerous military children that grow up and answer the call of duty and join the military following in their parent's footsteps.
The poppy flower was wet-felted from red merino wool with red silk accents. It has a needle felted centre with black seed bead accents. The dandelion was created by making individual 'seeds' from silk fibres mounted into a needle-felted ball. Both flowers have a wool-covered wire stem and wet felted 'leaves'.
Wool is an eco-friendly renewable resource. The sheep thank you for enjoying a product that begins with them.
Handmade with Joy by Wendy and Janet!
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