Today I am contemplating a little project for which I need to purchase fabric. Yay! Any excuse to browse the finest purveyors of fabric on the internet!
However, today I did not roam widely through the retail world wide web, getting happily stuck in a familiar rut at 'Liberty'. I have been a Liberty fan since my teens, when the only way to see a good selection of their fabric was a trip up to London to visit the hallowed turf of what I believe to be one of the most beautiful shops in the world. Now things are so much easier!
I began by looking at the new Liberty Lifestyle Craft fabric. This new range has been designed for craft uses, quilting and 'all sewing projects' and the collection is called 'Bloomsbury Gardens'. At £14 a metre, I feel they are quite competitively priced. My favourites are...
I love the names, all so evocative of a different time. I have to admit I am ridiculously easily hooked in by names, hence in the recent decorating spree I nearly chose colours just because they were names of places I had lived (Mortlake Cream) or had associations with (Lulworth Blue, Oxford Stone) before realising that the more mundane 'Calico' and 'Bleached Ivory' (from Wickes) were actually a better match (and cheaper than F&B!)
I had also to consider some of my long-time favourites that might be suitable for the job I have in mind, from the Classic Tana Lawn range. Under consideration are...
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So what is this project? I hear you ask.
Well look what came back with me from the dump when we took our old bedroom carpet there...
Hard to imagine anyone was about to ditch it, eh?
And this picture, torn out from a 'Country living' some time ago, is the inspiration...
Which fabric would you chose?
Have a happy weekend!