Saturday, January 8, 2011

New Liberty prints inspired 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 and the Liberty textile designers, 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, a happy design inspired by Lauren Child features a stylised cherry blossom with a sprinkling of 'Charlie and Lola' style.
The very beautiful Kasia print takes its inspiration from Jane Ray's re-telling of 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, another design inspired 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 features a forest of Tana Lawn prints from the Liberty archives and a touch of Lauren Child's collage technique.

This lovely collection of designs (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!


  1. love liberty prints, have you seen the new zara home kids line.... all liberty!
    Good news of the day, I have some "homework" for you on my blog :)

  2. Anonymous15.4.11


    I just wanted to let readers know that all the prints have in face been fully designed by the talented textile designers at Liberty Art Fabrics. The prints are inspired by the illustrators images).
    Thank you

  3. Thank you for pointing this out, the Liberty Art fabric designers have done a wonderful job on these prints and deserve the mention!