Textyles with Cherry and Cinnamon – Liberty Love


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.


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.


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


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

Bridgeen Gillespie - cherryandcinnamon

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  • 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!

  • 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
    Vera Sheline

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