Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. - Albert Camus

I made these prints on silk satin – a half-metre or so free sample from a supplier (in Bursa, Northern Turkey) from whom I recently bought a hefty measure of raw silk (non-satin).

I wouldn’t have bought silk satin, but the results were so beautiful I’ll certainly be working with it in the future. I could hardly believe my eyes when I unwrapped my bundles. The colours, the patterns, the definition in the leaf prints … And the satinised silk gave some of the colours a metallic look – the greys became silvers, the yellows became golds.   More ...