English Eccentrics – a collection of designs inspired by seven eclectic English muses connected by their creative escapism and wanderlust, their unique works and essential style left a distinguished mark on British culture and history.
King George IV, builder of the Indian inspired seaside retreat Brighton Pavilion, serves as the first muse. Liberty uses the extravagant aesthetics of Brighton Pavilion as a genesis for many designs, taking inspiration from rich embroideries and palampores. Six more muses inspire the collection. An influential botanist who traversed the world, marking down her discoveries in rich oil paintings. An aristocratic poet whose garden is still considered to be a masterpiece. A 1960’s musician whose world travels inspired their lyrics and carefree style. A contemporary artist whose work captures the contrast of a life split between the hills of the English countryside and sun-drenched Los Angeles. An educated model, activist and actress whose portraits exude an eccentric English beauty. And finally, a English children’s author whose wondrous and extraordinary worlds continue to enchant the young and the young at heart.
Each of the seven muses infuses the collection with a creative energy that informs these vibrant and diverse designs. Beautiful hand drawn and painted designs are presented alongside reimagined archive prints from as far back as the 19th century, a combination which instills in the collection the same joyful and adventurous spirit from which it was inspired.
Please note: We tear our Liberty to achieve a line that follows the grain of the fabric - fabric edges may reflect this process.
100% cotton Liberty Tana Lawn™.
Name: Celia C / Fabric Type: Tana Lawn™ Cotton / Composition: 100% Cotton / Roll Width (finished/usable): 1.36m/1.33m / Weight: 76 g/sqm, 104g/lm / Care: Wash 40℃, line dry
A famous masterpiece of fabric technology, Tana Lawn™ is fine, cool and durable with a silk-like feel.
Made from specially selected ultra-fine, long staple Egyptian cotton, its bespoke process has been fine-tuned by Liberty Fabrics experts over the last 100 years. The qualities of the weave provide a brilliant base material on which to print Liberty’s lustrous textile designs. Today, Tana Lawn™ continually evolves as Liberty Fabrics works with new technologies and processes to ensure it maintains its reputation as the best printed cotton available.