Truro Wool Shop is hoping to cover a bridge in the city with 10,000 woollen poppies to commemorate the centenary of World War One.

They already have a few thousand, but are asking for help from the public to reach the 10,000 poppy mark.

Katrina Henwood, who is helping to organise the project, said: "We're looking for people, even if they're beginner knitters, just to make one or two."

Katrina was confident that the project would withstand the worst of the weather. She said: "If it rains it rains! You'd be surprised how well it would withstand extreme weather conditions," mentioning that similar 'yarn-bombing' installations seem to do just fine.

They are asked for anyone who would like to contribute to make the poppies roughly 5" in diameter in traditional red with black centres, with tails left on so they can be tied to the background.

Other than that, knitters and crocheters can make the poppies to whatever pattern they like.

If you want to get involved in the project, you can drop your poppy off at the Truro Wool Shop.

The team have got permission from Truro City Council and if they manage to collect enough poppies, will cover the bridge from mid-October right the way through to mid-November.