I have seen so much in London to inspire me, including these window displays as part of my pilgramage to department store extraordinaire Liberty. These were part of their Prints Charming exhibition  “celebrating all things wacky and wonderful about the iconic Liberty print. From an entire wall of the building being swatched in Betsy fabric and bicycles sporting the micro-floral to this season’s must-have fashion pieces and an out-of-this-world art fabric collaboration, this is a spectacle not to be missed.”

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This coincides with the launch of ‘The Art Collection, Liberty Fabric’. The website describes this as “a new and highly innovative collection of fabrics, fusing the compelling work of six established British artists with the innovative creations from the Liberty Design Studio. The contributing artists are Turner Prize winner Grayson Perry, Paul Morrison, Mike McInnerney, Michael Angove, Anj Smith, and Simon Hart.”

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I was pretty taken with textile artist Amanda Fatherazi‘s hand-sewn boudoir dolls:

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And her brooches:

doll brooch

I was also very inspired by Squint’s “collection of lamps, mirrors, chairs and side tables wrapped in Liberty fabrics, including a … baroque chandelier.” This is something that I could definately have a go at myself – I will be keeping an eye open for any nearby skips and car boot sales for furniture to revamp. 

squint ltd chest of drawerssquint patched mirror

Another interesting exhibit was a Wendy House covered in strips of Liberty fabric developed by “Liberty print enthusiast and art student Helen Benigson” a student of the Slade school of Art (Image from: http://www.fashion-stylist.net/blog/)….

wendy house helen benigson 

After two hours of happy browsing, I was very restrained and ended up leaving with half a metre of Anj Smith’s Detritus, D, Tana Lawn Liberty Fabric to make into hankies perhaps…

liberty print anj smith

Although I was also drawn to Grayson Perry’s Sissy, D, Tana Lawn Liberty Fabric

liberty print grason perry