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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. Fabulous-Florals_-Surface-Trend_Liberty-Art-Fabrics-Interiors.-The-Nesfield-Collection-shot-2In 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. Liberty-of-London-store-identity3The 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. liberty_londonThe 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! libertyThe 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? 9544_300 26371_300 41245_300 40617_300 41244_300 38297_300 27342_300 39216_300

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Debra Kay Neiman on

I have not bought any YET….! crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

Carol Sharman on

I’ve made some watercolour cushions out of Liberty lawns. Also visited the store a few years ago when on a trip to Britain and bought some fabrics at that time that are still waiting for the perfect little girl dress pattern for my granddaughter.

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