Work of the month

Kowhai (D22)

Designed in Wellington in 1949 before she set out for Europe, here Avis has drawn the New Zealand native plant, the Kowhai. It was unusual to represent native flora on dress fabrics at this time, but Avis based several of her designs on them - Karaka Berries (D 20), Hebe, Native Rose (D10),Flax (D13), Fern,another…