I've been working on a collection of designs for home textiles based on cacti. I like the idea of something so harsh and spikey ending up on a cushion or duvet cover, as an inviting and cosy addition to the house. I tried really hard not to use a pink in the colour selection, and failed dismally. But the introduction of a matronly maroon is definitely a new choice for me. I've also been working on a larger scale than normal, and like the idea of these as bold, oversized prints. So here are my patterns based on ornamental cacti and succulents. I'm working of some images of these in situ too.