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Today's post should be titled Fabric Friday, luxury edition. Why? Because today we are going to look at one of the most coveted fabrics, Liberty of London Tana Lawn. In 1875 Arthur Lasenby Liberty opened a retail store in London selling exotic goods from Japan and the East. The store was a runaway success and soon Liberty was producing his own furniture, objets d'art, and most importantly, fabric. The Liberty prints were inspired by Eastern design and the new interest in Art Nouveau designs. These exciting designs were hand printed on the softest, silkiest cotton, which they dubbed Tana Lawn. Throughout the years Liberty has pushed the envelope with their fabric prints. Now they have two collections, the classics and the seasonal, more artistic lines. The Tana Lawn, which feels almost like silk, is coveted by garments sewers, for it's amazing hand and drape. It makes a beautiful finished project! The Liberty Tana Lawn (and silk, wool, knits and more) are available worldwide now, made even easier to find with the help of the internet! However, nothing beats going to the Liberty store, which houses fabric, furnishing, fashions. and so much more. Let us know, have you paid the pretty penny and bought some Liberty? Have you used it, or do you hide it in your stash waiting for that perfect project?