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Dusk in South Africa

One evening in South Africa, a deep mist rolled over the Kogelberg Nature Reserve at twilight. The skies turned mesmerising shades of peach and coral, highlighting the unique silhouettes of the native fynbos.

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These images became the inspiration for our best-selling Dusk bed-linen. I recreated the softness of the light by hand-painting large swathes of dye onto watercolour paper. The greys and pinks bled into one another to create the smoky backdrop. The silhouette of slender fynbos stems were exposed onto a screen and were hand-printed onto the paper, once in slate grey and a second layer in my current favourite shade, plaster pink.