One of the most iconic names in luxury textiles, Liberty Fabrics are coming to Hochanda for a very special One Day Special.
They’ll be with us to introduce a brand new Liberty Fabrics range, The Winterbourne Collection. It features high quality quilting material and elegant floral patterns that we know you’re going to love. This is one not to miss, with the shows on Monday 9th March at 6pm and 9pm, and the following day – Tuesday 10th March at 9am, 1pm and 5pm.
Guest presenter for the One Day Special Katie Jones told us:
“I love using Liberty Lasenby cotton, the prints and colours are always so beautifully classic yet on trend and the quality of the cotton itself is unparralled. Who doesn’t love working with Liberty Fabrics?!”
To give you an insight into Liberty Fabric here’s five things you didn’t know about this purveyor of quality fabrics.
LADEN WITH LUXURY
Liberty Lasenby cotton takes its name from Sir Arthur Lasenby Liberty, founder of Liberty London in 1875. He opened an emporium on Regent Street that sold luxury fabrics, ornaments, and objet d’art from the Far East. The store soon grew in reputation until it became one of the most prominent in the capital. It moved to it’s impressive current location on Great Marlborough Street in the 1920s.
Liberty Fabrics are renowned for their inspiring designs that draw on their creative tradition. The Winterbourne Collection pays homage to the arts and crafts movement of 1860-1910. It takes its inspiration from Winterbourne House, an Edwardian house and botanic garden along with its residents during the Edwardian era.
Contained in The Winterbourne Collection are a number of high quality fabric pieces. They come in three complimentary colour ways and offer subtle shades of pinks, greens and neutrals that contrast with rich berry and navy, and traditionally screen printed onto Lasenby cotton.
LIBERTY FOR ALL
Whilst on a tour to the United States in 1882, the famous author and playwright Oscar Wilde took with him a wardrobe stocked from Liberty. Wilde was a huge advocate of Liberty, saying, “Liberty is the chosen resort of the artistic shopper.” and helped create a demand for Liberty’s fashions with Americans.
SOMEWHERE IN THE COUNTRY
In 1941, Queen Elizabeth – The Queen Mother, posed for photographs in an idyllic country. She wore a floral pattern summer dress made of Liberty Tana Lawn fabric. The photos with her daughters, Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret were some of the only colour photographs of the Royals taken during World War II.
The story of Liberty Fabrics is one that continues to thrive in the 21st century with a number of collaborations with leading designers and fashion companies, and understandably, Hochanda are delighted to be hosting a One Day Special featuring The Winterbourne Collection.