This is the handmade Flanders ( ANZAC ) poppy I made. Last time at P and Q, M showed us how. I was doing something else that day and made mine later.
It has 4 layers of different man made fabrics that get their edges curled when it is held near a candle.The leaf is green felt and the centre a button.
This Friday 24th we have a an Anzac biscuit making contest at P and Q. ( not a sewing activity really ) Anzac is the following day 25th April and marks 100 years. I made a trial batch and they all got eaten so I repeated the same recipe yesterday ready for Friday. The latest news about ANZAC biscuits is they were probably not the rolled oats type biscuits but rather a plain ginger nut. Mine has rolled oats.
I said I would show how I was managing to clean some of the biggest Kiwifruit that had slight sooty mould marks on them. They have to be held very gently so they don't come off in ones hand ( picking ) and are sprayed with a food grade CP clean liquid ( designed as a clean up spray just before picking time ) and brushed with a tooth brush or rubbed with a wet cloth glove.
The slight black mark before.
It is important to look right around the fruit. It's no use cleaning one side if there is still a mark somewhere else on it, that would reject it.
There are still 100s of fruit needing this treatment but it takes time so I will just do the biggest and as many as I can between now and picking time which is probably only a couple of weeks away.
Thank you all very much for your useful comments. Raewyn and Linda linked me to several useful NZ wool supply sites. It was much appreciated.