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Liberty London’s most recent textile range launched this New Year, delighting admirers of the iconic house. Entitled The Emporium Collection, this new line of quilting fabrics is primarily inspired by the historic architecture and interiors of the Tudor flagship store in London. The collection’s eclectic mix of floral, paisley, and geometric designs are all said to draw from the flagship’s ornately-carved wooden details, hand-crafted tilework, and blooming outdoor flower stall.
These inspirations are further reflected within the offering’s delicate botanical-prints, which are based around a specific 1880s fabric swatch from the Liberty archive. Embodying a simple yet ornate monochromatic feel, the Culodden Vine Garden print stands out in particular and features outlined oriental flowers, lush carnations, and tropical palm-shaped leaves. Other notable florals within the range include Kyoto Posey and Adlington Hall. Regarding the geometrics of the collection, Argyll Tile is poised to be a favourite.
The collection is available in three distinct colour stories that are perfect for the modern interior. With each colour story reflecting a different facet of the magnificent store, Regal Blue and Mustard give a nod to the tiled interiors, while a more exuberant multicolour story is inspired by the house’s Oriental Rug room. Finally, a monochromatic colour story is balanced with soft pink highlights that pay homage to Liberty’s timbered exterior.
In keeping with Liberty’s century-spanning and trademark textile traditions, they have employed heritage screen-printing methods onto 100% Lasenby cotton—a durable, washable base developed for all of one’s quilting and home décor needs. They have also introduced the #LibertyCraftClub, where two free quilt projects are currently offered.
Staying true to its core heritage aesthetics while introducing refreshing floral elements, the Emporium collection is now available for purchase in-store and online at LibertyLondon.com; £15.95 per metre.