The Strawberry Thief is the Southern Hemisphere’s largest online retailer and wholesaler of Liberty Tana Lawn to the quilt and craft industry, distributing from Fremantle, Western Australia.
The Strawberry Thief borrows its name from the 1883 print design, produced for Liberty of London by the notable William Morris. Morris was a founding and prominent member of the celebrated Arts and Craft movement, and the Strawberry Thief print remains one of Liberty’s most iconic and popular prints.
LIBERTY TANA LAWNTM
First sold in London in the 1920s, Liberty buyer William Hayes Dorell named the famous cotton after Lake Tana, where the Egyptian cotton had been grown and discovered. Back on home soil, the silk-like long staple threads were spun into lustrous form and printed in Lancashire using copper rollers with brilliant coloured dyes. A material was born with qualities that have sparked the imagination of generations to follow. It was, of course, Tana LawnTM.
A famous masterpiece of fabric technology, Tana LawnTM is fine, cool and durable with a silk-like feel. A perfect fabric quality to achieve a brilliant reproduction of Liberty’s rich textile designs. Its bespoke process has been fine-tuned by Liberty Fabrics experts over the last 100 years, advancing the products performance, perfecting the printing quality and detail that can be achieved. Today, Tana LawnTM is continually evolving as Liberty Fabrics refines its methods and works with new technologies to secure its reputation as the best printed cotton available.
Passionate about all things fabric and craft, Robyn Shapiro is an established quilt maker and Liberty enthusiast! Having founded The Strawberry Thief with the intention of increasing the accessibility of Liberty fabrics within the craft & sewing world, Robyn firmly believes that Liberty is truly the most beautiful fabric to work with!
Robyn derives great enjoyment and inspiration from her engagement with the Australian quilting and sewing community, and has recently taught at sold out classes across Australia. Her quilts and features have also been published in various publications, including Quilters Companion and Homespun.
Robyn is proud to be a brand ambassador for Juki Domestic Australia!
Juki have a proud history of producing high quality domestic sewing machines since 1947.
Juki, a leader in global home sewing only makes machines to the highest standard possible and you can trust to perform time and time again. Whether you are interested in home sewing creations, quilting or basic repairs and alterations you can be sure your Juki machine, with simple design and functionality will assist you achieve your sewing goals.
To find out more about Juki machines, please visit jukidomestic.com.au
PERTH RESCUE ANGELS
Perth Rescue Angels Inc is a Western Australian based, not-for-profit, animal rescue charity that strives to change the lives of homeless, neglected, surrendered and abused animals through foster care and adoption.
Perth Rescue Angels specialises in rehabilitating undomesticated cats. These cats are seen as pests by many. However, they believe every cat deserves a chance at a happy life.
Robyn has been a kitty foster mum for many years, most recently working with Perth Rescue Angels. If you follow us on instagram, you will have no doubt spotted photos of her gorgeous kitty’s in our posts and stories!
So, as you can imagine, this is a charity very close to our hearts and we are so pleased to be supporting their work throughout 2021!!
Find out more about Perth Rescue Angels at perthrescueangels.org