In Love with Liberty
My love affair with Liberty began when I was about 8 years old. My dad used to travel a lot on business when we were young, we weren't sure where but we always looked forward to him coming home! I have fond memories of being handed little gifts from far flung places wrapped in tissue paper, and can still feel the excitement& curiosity of wondering what treasure lay nestled within the rustling layers.
On one occasion it was a rather scary wooden Pinocchio puppet which my brother and I quietly squirreled away (in good company with the Tales of Grimm), too afraid toplay with it! Then, came a gift from Liberty's - a beautiful William Morris Liberty print & velour (bear with me) caterpillar.
My beautiful Caterpillar became my most treasured possession. Its body was a series of pockets or pouches - perfect for stowing away an 8 year old's treasures. I loved it - because it was from my dad and because I knew the fabric was special, beautiful and ever so slightly grown up. I wish I still had it - or at least a photo to share with you!
Simple designs, beautiful fabric
At the heart of my designs are simple, organic shapes brought to life by beautiful fabrics and a passion for detail. Liberty Tana Lawn is an incredibly delicate & fine woven fabric which lends itself beautifully to small scale designs - every last snippet begs to be treasured.
I love the vibrancy and delicacy of Liberty prints - they are beautiful enough in isolation but by layering and combining different Liberty prints, you can create a wonderful fusion of colour, pattern and texture, that is at times quite unexpected.
Liberty London is a treasure trove of British and contemporary design at its very best - wonderfully eccentric and modern, with a deep heritage and of impeccable taste. I didn't intend for Liberty fabric to become such a mainstay of my work - but now that I've stepped in, I am utterly and totally devoted. I am in Love with Liberty.