Friday, March 15, 2013

Liberty Lifestyle Fabrics - Stile Collection

Liberty of London's latest Lifestyle Fabric Collection
Stile Liberty

In 1875, Arthur Liberty opened his shop Liberty of London on Regent Street, based in the West End shopping district of Central London and began selling the first of the soon to be famous Liberty silks. 

By the 1890's Liberty Art Fabrics were a byword for the best of "Avant Garde" textile design.

Today Liberty of London is best known for their floral prints and their lovely, lightweight, semi-sheer 100% cotton (expensive) Tana Lawn fabric.  Their classic prints never go out of style and their new prints are always fashion-forward and interesting. 

In early 2012, Liberty of London jumped into the quilting market and recently launched their second collection of Liberty Lifestyle quilt-weight, and affordably priced, 100% cotton.

The Stile Collection which has been inspired by the Art Nouveau movement and also more specifically by the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh

This line of fabric is absolutely gorgeous, both in design and quality.  In the photo below are all the fabrics after washing and drying - we can't get over our beautiful they look and feel after laundering.

At Picking Daisies, we are excited to be carrying the Stile Collection in Colorway A (seen above) --plus-- we have napkins too!  See them all online here.

Photos of Liberty of London shop via the Liberty of London website.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Marcia Derse Fibers

A New Fabric Line at Picking Daisies

We are so excited to now be carrying fabrics from fabric designer and artist Marcia Derse.  Her designs are so rich and sophisticated, very different from anything we've carried before.

I was going to give you a brief description of her process, but then I realized you need to just read it for yourself:  Marcia Derse's Artist's Statement

Just look at this amazing quilt made from her fabrics:

BRIX pattern by the creative team at Blue Underground
(you can see more quilts made from Marcia's fabrics on her website here)

At Picking Daisies, we are carrying a selection of fabrics from her two most recent collections.

Not only for quilting, these fabrics make the most fabulous napkins!