Celebrating the colours and fruitfulness of autumn with a little leaf printing onto different surfaces, using berries and rosehips from my rather overgrown garden hedge. (Another good reason not to tidy it up.) I was amazed at the vibrant pink produced by blackberry juices on fabric – and the same juice was this lovely blue/purple on paper – why so different? I love the combination with the orange from rosehips.
I set off doing this as part of my textiles course but decided the outcomes were simply too pretty – too pretty? why is that a problem?? I think the overall effect is quite celebratory – autumn gets a bad press as though it’s the sign that winter is starting but it’s such a beautiful season.