Saturday, January 8, 2011

New Liberty prints designed by children's book illustrators

I have pretty much fallen in love with every design in the latest collection of Liberty Art Fabrics! The Spring Summer 2011 collection sees the Liberty Design team collaborating with some of the best known children's picture book illustrators in the business. The talented names behind the new fabric designs include Quentin Blake, Lauren Child, Jane Ray and Emma Chichester Clark. 

Lola Weisselberg by Quentin Blake displays all of the design qualities of a classic Liberty print, and was inspired by old seed packets and embroidered samplers.
Charlie's Paisley by Quentin Blake was inspired by the collection of hand-painted paisleys in the Liberty Archives.
Pep by Lauren Child features a stylised cherry blossom with a sprinkling of 'Charlie and Lola' style.
The very beautiful Kasia print by Jane Ray takes its inspiration from the traditional fairy-tale of 'Snow White and Red Rose'. 
Delfie by Lauren Child is based on the much loved 'Mirabelle' print, designed by Gillian Farr in 1962.
Helena's Party by Lauren Child is a re-working of a Liberty lace work archive design from the 1930's. I think this would make a lovely summer skirt....
Plum Dog by Emma Chichester Clark is a whimsical print inspired by Emma's dog 'Plum'.
Tuesday Trees by Lauren Child features a forest of Tana Lawn prints from the Liberty archives.

This lovely collection of fabrics (this is just a small selection) are now available for purchase from the Liberty of London website. I have already put my order in with the Linen House design studio manager Sue, who is travelling over to Europe at the minute to attend the Heimtex trade fair. I look forward to seeing these textile lovelies in person!

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