Posts tagged ‘liberty of london’

Budget Cotton Lawns at

I’m sure all you garment sewists’ thoughts (at least you Northern Hemisphereian garment sewists’ thoughts) are turning toward warm-weather sewing. I went looking for cotton lawn prints and spotted these at They’re very cute and a bargain to boot. The black and white stripes below are the perfect size to get in on the [...]

Q&A: Sheer Fabrics

Hi! I am new to the fabric world and I was looking for some good tips on what is the best sheer or gauze fabric. I keep seeing the term voile used and organza. I want something that is really sheer and with a great color print. Any ideas where I can get this or [...]

Liberty Rocks Digital Collection

Did I not just wonder aloud about the possibilities of major manufacturers incorporating digitally printed fabrics into their regular offerings? Liberty of London recently unveiled their extensive and awesome Liberty Rocks collection for Autumn/Winter 2011. It has groups of prints Inspired by Musicians, Inspired by Artists, Classic Liberty Prints, Music Decades in Design, Rock & [...]

Meet the Sponsors: Hyggeligt

{ Mer Shell Tana Lawn by Liberty of London } Hyggeligt stands out not only for its unusual name — which you’ll learn about below — but for its colorful, sophisticated, focused inventory. Chantal Lynch is the proprietress of this Canadian brick-and-mortar shop, which is located in the Richmond Row District in London, Ontario. The [...]

Textile Stew: Cinco de Mayo Edition

Anna Maria Horner, together with Anchor and Westminster, has launched Anna Maria Needleworks, packages of pearl cotton and stranded embroidery floss that coordinate with her fabric collections. And if you’re going to Spring Market, or just live near SLC, join her at Piper’s Quilts & Comforts, 1944 South 1100 East, Salt Lake City, on Friday, [...]

Liberty Spring 2011

Liberty of London‘s Spring 2011 collection of Tana Lawn prints is out. The prints were collaborations between Liberty’s Design Studio and British children’s book illustrators. One of the illustrators in Lauren Child, creator of the Charlie and Lola animated TV series. I love C&L not only for the writing, but because the charming collage-style animation [...]

New Release Tuesday (on Wednesday)

Country Lane by Bari J. for Windham (Meadow Monarchs print shown above, courtesy Ms. Bari herself) — we’ll definitely be seeing and hearing more about this collection ’round these parts. The very pretty Sonoma by Frachelle Contreras for Henry Glass. She’s got a giveaway going on her blog right now. A trio of new collections [...]

Daily Swatch: Feathers

I couldn’t let this feathers theme go by without a nod to perhaps the most iconic feather print of all time, Liberty of London’s Hera. According to eBay U.K. seller The Airing Cupboard (who has two vintage versions of the print currently, including the c.1970s linen above), this peacock feather design was originally created for [...]

No Wonder I Love Them So Much …

Last week I posted about Liberty of London’s Fall-Winter 2010 collection. I’ve since found out that the two prints above, Winter Stem and Winter Thistle, were designed by one of my favorites, Angie Lewin. AND, Sleeping Rose and some other prints were designed by Akira Minagawa of Mina-Perhonen. I’m still trying to guess and confirm [...]