It is too hot for doing very much at all today, so apart from watching a bit of cricket and a quick trip to the art shop, I have happily spent the afternoon doing a little bit of internet research. And now it looks like I will be heading to my favourite fabric shop here in Melbourne - (Amitie Textiles) to pick up a few of these fantastic SS/2012 Art Fabrics from Liberty.
First up is Ellie Ruth, an eye catching design featuring Bizzy Lizzies, first created in 1961.
Meandering Chrysanthemums is an archive design from 1966, reworked by the English textile design icon Zandra Rhodes for 2012.
Howell's Ladders is another archival design from the 1950's, selected by Production Designer and Art Director Michael Howells. I love this subtle colourway in a typical 1950's palette.
This 50's folk design Emily Bowyer was selected by Anna Buruma, in-house Archivist at Liberty Fabrics and curator at the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.
The polka dot floral design Clarricoates is loosely inspired by an archival print from 1965.
Fitzgerald is an all-over meadow floral design inspired by Liberty Prints from the 1930's.
Amy Hurrell is a vintage stylised floral design inspired by an undated artwork from the Liberty Archive.
Glaister was inspired by a traditional trailing rose design from the 19th Century, elegantly brought into the 21st Century with a combination of pen and ink drawing and a background created from a watercolour painting of string.
Last but not least is this quirky conversational design Elevenses, which was inspired from a trip by the Liberty Art Fabrics team to Glencot House in Somerset. I love the painterly feel of the background - a favourite design!
There are many more designs to take a look at - you can view the entire new season of Liberty Art Fabrics here.