Dear Craft Gallery Friends
September is a special month for our family business, Floradale Nurseries. This year we celebrate 84 years of trading and as you can imagine we have got to know an amazing number of people amongst them the world renowned Botanical Artist and botanist, Auriol Batten. It was a huge honour when the Batten family gave The Craft Gallery permission to interpret Auriol’s work in embroidery.
Talented friends have been called upon to assist in making this project something our home town, East London and for that matter South Africa, can be proud of. Matthew Marais is working his magic on the graphic designs and Janet Jordaan, a very talented embroidery teacher is busy embroidering the designs and assisting with the choice of stitches and colours.
Leucospernum attenuatum commonly known as the Pincushion, is well on the way to completion and will be available in kit form.