English Eccentrics SS19 Liberty Collection

Also brand new and out today is the English Eccentrics SS19 Liberty Collection.  It’s a vibrant and diverse collection for Spring Summer 2019.  The collection is inspired by seven English eccentric characters.  This spans several decades and covers a wide diversity of genres.  Their wide-reaching travels inspire their work and have enriched British culture and history.  Historical figures such as King George IV who built the exotic and fantastical Brighton Pavilion (an Indian inspired seaside retreat filled with Chinoiserie and oriental opulence), Roald Dahl, Virginia Woolfe, the botanist Marianne North and John Lenon. I’ve put the fabric into some gorgeous fat …

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40th Anniversary Classics Collection

Happy New Year!  I’m so excited to announce the arrival of the 40th Anniversary Classics Collection.  This collection celebrates the 40th birthday of Liberty classic prints. It’s a beautiful collection of some of the favourite classic prints in gorgeous colourways.  The Liberty fabric Classics collection started in 1979, created to champion the most well-known and iconic designs from the Liberty archive all year around.  Unlike the seasonal, trend-driven collections, the Classics are permanently available, offering a curated selection of heritage designs. This season, Liberty are celebrating the collection’s 40th anniversary by selecting the 15 most popular designs from across the past four decades, …

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New Fabric Collection by Liberty – AW18

I am dreaming of A Palace Garden with this New Fabric Collection by Liberty for the autumn / winter 2018.  The collection is now available. This collection has been inspired by Eltham Palace in London.   The mix of Art Deco glamour and traditional English style creates a collection filled with rhythm, colour and surprise.  We have been playing around with inspiring fat quarter bundles in the Alice Caroline studio. Eltham Palace is a former royal residence in South East London used by Tudor kings and queens dating back to the 14th century. In 1933 the palace was revived by new owners, …

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Vintage Liberty Fabrics

I have some truly delicious vintage Liberty fabrics for you today.  Vintage Liberty fabric is hard to come by so, when I had the chance to buy this treasure trove of fabric, I couldn’t wait to see what was in the fabric stash.  It was like Christmas had come a little early and I wanted to share some of the vintage Liberty gorgeousness with you. You may recognise some of the vintage Liberty fabrics from old Liberty collections.  I’ve got some classic designs in old colours which are one off fabrics.  There are many Liberty favourites – from Ianthe and Dante …

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Beautiful Bear Quilt

I really wanted to show you this beautiful bear quilt that Valerie Mckeown has made.  I love this time of year when the Quilt SOS quilts arrive at the studio.  I have so many of them to show you and will get around to photographing them all before they go off to Vilnius in Lithuania.  I hope to have a gallery of the quilts very soon so that you can see all of the wonderful sewing that has gone into them. I asked Valerie a few questions about the quilt and here’s what she said: What inspired you to join …

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Love Liberty Customers!

I Love Liberty customers!  They never cease to amaze me.  I wanted to introduce one of my lovely customers to you. Tracy Aplin has been one of my customers for a while now and her sewing skills are second to none. Tracy recently came to my rescue with a sewing magazine.  When I launched the new Alice Caroline exclusive range, I was inundated with enquiries.  The magazines all wanted to showcase a project in the new fabrics.  We had so many requests, that it just wasn’t possible for me to make everything. Tracy offered (I asked really nicely!) to make …

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Lovely Liberty Dresses

Anna and I have been really busy making lovely Liberty dresses.  We have lots of fun in the studio discussing which Liberty dress we are going to make next.  I always try to make at least one from each new Liberty collection.  I’ve made this one in Ebru from the new autumn winter 2017 collection.  We had a little trip to London a few weeks ago which is always a good excuse to show off a new Liberty dress. This is my go to dress.  I make this one a lot as it really suits my figure.  Every time I …

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Summer Meadow Liberty Quilt

I am really excited to tell you about my new Summer Meadow Liberty Quilt.  I was commissioned by Todays’s Quilter Magazine a while ago to make this quilt which was one of the most exciting things to happen to me this year.  The quilt made it to the front cover of the magazine of Issue 25 – hurray! Here is the quilt outside my studio.  I have entered it into the competition at the Festival of Quilts so I hope to see it on display.  I love seeing the displays of quilts at the FOQ.  Seeing quilters pouring over the …

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New Liberty Sewing Kits

I have been really excited by our Alice Caroline debut on the Sewing Quarter TV channel recently and designed a whole range of new Liberty sewing kits for the show.   If you haven’t already seen the channel, Anna from the Alice Caroline team will be sewing some new kits this Saturday 29th July at 8am and 10am.  Check out the channel 78 to see how they are made.  Ready to launch tomorrow are a brand new colour way of our Caroline Clutch, another beautiful cushion to match the Mitsi Star Cushion and some raw edge appliqué techniques.  Make sure …

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Amazing Quilts – Quilt SOS 2017

I am so blown away by the amazing quilts you are sending in for the 2017 Quilt SOS project.  I really wanted to share some of them with you for inspiration.   Here’s a delicious stack of the amazing quilts I’ve had so far.  They are jam packed with Liberty loveliness!  We have had six quilts in so far but have had pledges to make many more. Valerie has made this really pretty quilt and has finished it with the most wonderful appliquéd butterflies.  Each one has been appliquéd differently and with special care.  I can’t quite get over how …

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