Hatched in Africa was started in May 2000 by Santi, her sister mari and her daughter Liese. We live in Middelburg, Mpumalanga in South Africa.
Many years back Santi was Bernina dealer and soon after selling her store she started getting creative on her computer. She loves doing floral arrangements and so her digitizing reflected that. Soon her first designs were on the internet and so our journey began...
Allsorts Embroidery was started 2 years later by Cara and Betsi, Santi's daughter and sister. They have added a lot of creativity to our growing family.
Hatched Embroidery Fun was started in 2010 for more stotck type designs and is also now part of our new big family website.
Santi became known for her Apricot Blush quilt and the book that was published. After that came the Jacobean Jewels and the ever famous Jaocbean Peacock done in 4 hoopings! Her multi-hooped designs are still popular and so easy to embroider. There was also a Bernina Card published with her designs!
Over the years we have made many friends and have helpers all over the world! The internet opened an amazing big world to us... we remember the days when embroidery designs were few and the software had it's limitations... we can't believe what the machines can do today! So much fun!
If you have been with us on this journey... I say welcome to the next 10 years of creativity together. If you are just joining us we hope you enjoy every moment you spend with us!
HATCHED IN AFRICA GIVES BACK WITH YOUR HELP
In May 2010 we introduced to you our community project that we support. Proceeds of the Sales of the Fantasy Parrot goes to supporting this community in desperate need of help. Why these children?
There are many people in need but these children are close to our heart. There was a great need to care for and feed the children in the Laerdrif community as they have been orphaned by Aids and now have the elerly caring for them. The community really struggles with affording basics like food, clothing and schooling as there is little and most days no income going their way. We have a special friend of our family that is a welfare worker and it is her personal daily mission to provide for this community. She is always looking for fresh fruit and vegetables!
The project is a creche where the children gather and get food daily. They feed 50 to 80 children. The community gets no assistance from the government and rely completely on private donations.
Please visit their Facebook page and see for yourself how you are helping us to provide for them... http://www.facebook.com/loveandpeacehomebase