Calling all Liberty lovers

LIberty exhibit Great British Sewing Bee live

We’re counting to the on air debut of Liberty’s brand new fabric collection on Sewing Quarter TV this weekend!

Liberty have announced a new fabric collection in partnership with EQS, and the new range will be available from our sister TV channel Sewing Quarter on Sunday, alongside live demos on air if you want to see the range in action.

Sew the look – new Liberty cotton fabrics

There’s no doubt that Liberty fabric can turn a good sewing project into an outstanding one, whether used in its entirety or added to patchwork. By combining their floral prints, or simply including a splash or two – you can give a quilt that instant ‘wow’ factor.

Hot on the heels of their popular collection of English Garden quilting fabrics, Liberty have followed up with a brand new range for Spring/Summer 2018, and we can’t wait to get sewing with it.

The new Cottage Garden collection features beautiful prints with iconic Liberty florals plus (our personal favourite), Cottage Lane – a blue and white houses print that evokes memories of our grandma’s crockery cupboard.

EQS Liberty English Garden fabric swatches

This Sunday will see the new range demoed live on Sewing Quarter TV. If you haven’t seen it yet you can watch the shows on Freeview 78 or online at www.sewingquarter.com.

The Liberty launch starts at 8am on Sunday 25th March and you’ll be able to buy the collection from Sewing Quarter’s online store  too. To celebrate, the channel will be giving away a free Liberty pin cushion to people who order from the Sewing Quarter website this Sunday, for one day only. The offer starts at 8am, Sunday 25th March. Quote code LIBERTYSQ. The Sewing Quarter team are expecting these pin cushions to be in high demand so order early to avoid disappointment!

Liberty pin cushions

The story of Liberty

Liberty is one of Britain’s most iconic brands, labelled ‘the chosen resort of the artistic shopper’ by Oscar Wilde. Established in 1875, founder Arthur Lasenby Liberty’s vision was to change the face of fashion and homeware by bringing a taste of the orient to London.

Arthur Liberty was a draper in his early career, and so fabric was always at the heart of his new store’s proposition. Tapping into Britain’s growing appetite for the Art Nouveau aesthetic, his fabrics offered the consumer something new – something that was both exotic and yet quintessentially British. ‘We flatter ourselves that we have created a new “English” period,’ said John Llewellyn, of Liberty’s silk department, in 1889.

More than 140 years on, Liberty is still a wonderland of luxurious furnishings, sumptuous fabrics and wearable works of art, with a distinct ‘Britishness’ at its core.

LIberty exhibit 2 blog

From romantic, densely patterned garments from the post-war 1930s to the Art Nouveau revival of the 1950s and Swinging 1960s, then Seventies Pastoralism with its characteristic smocking, we were lucky enough to see beautiful Liberty fabrics and vintage garments up close at this Autumn’s The Great British Sewing Bee Live exhibit by the Fashion and Textile Museum. © Fashion and Textile Museum/Daniel Lewis.