Textyles with Cherry and Cinnamon – Liberty Love

by Bridgeen Gillespie on 15 February 2014

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How better to round up my series of columns on UK design than by featuring fabrics from Liberty of London, easily the UK s most world renown patterned textile producer? Liberty fabrics have a huge cult following and the brand is popular for reinventing and updating their famous florals. Typified by this lovely print Gleeson , a stylised pattern based on an archival screen print from the 1930s.

GLEESON A TANA LAWN

However, I’m intrigued by how Liberty s textile design doesn’t just keep abreast of current trends but also sets them. Liberty s exhibit a brave experimental streak and a strong interest in championing the arts and design in textiles (as witnessed by recent collaboration with artist of the moment Grayson Perry in 2009). It s virtually a manifesto carried by the name Liberty Art Fabrics .

ALEXANDRA-Liberty Fabric 2014

In Liberty s current 2014 spring summer season I particularly like their bold photographic prints, an interesting new innovation for this classic brand. Like this photographic print Alexandra inspired by the glittering jewels of Liberty s Jewellery Room.

HOLLY- TANA LAWN-Liberty Fabric 2014

And this fashion forward design ‘Holly’ created from photographs of ripped and ink splattered jeans, overlaid with just a hint of historic floral print continuing the photographic theme.

I’m going to leave you with a close up detail of the fabulous Alexandra photographic jewel print. Libertys have a vibrant sewing and craft blog where you can check out all the latest designs and be inspired to stitch here: Liberty Blog It’s well worth checking out.

ALEXANDRA C CREPE DE CHINE- Liberty Fabric 2014

I’ve had a blast sharing my favourite UK fabric designers with you in this column, I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing these designs as much as I’ve enjoyed searching the out for you. I’ll be taking a break from writing for a while to get back to creating my own fabric designs, but don’t despair I’m sure Mr X has someone exciting lined up to keep you entertained! Don’t forget to visit me on my blog and see what I’ve been up to. Til next time…. B.x

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Bridgeen Gillespie AKA Cherry and Cinnamon is an illustrator, embroidery artist and sometime textile designer, she blogs at cherryandcinnamon.com

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Bridgeen Gillespie
Bridgeen Gillespie is an illustrator who creates embroidery art and fabric design. She loves portraits and pop-culture, and grew up on comics, David Bowie and cult 90’s TV
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  • Rebecca says:

    I have seen a lot of talk of Liberty fabric on Pinterest but didn’t know much about it. Those are all so amazing, I’m going to be spending my night looking at fabric now!

  • Vera Sheline says:

    Hello,

    i was wondering if you can help me. I am looking for interesting ways to decorate my soon-to-be-open small jewelry store. One of them is to put on the walls styrofoam boards with fabrics that has jewelry related pattern on it. I saw Jewel print fabric on your page, but can not find any information regarding where of if i may purchase it..

    I would be great full for any information
    Sincerely
    Vera Sheline

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