You have probably noticed by now that our most recent Summer 2014 issue of Pom Pom features a new addition to the crafts covered in the Pom Pom pages, previous non knitting or crochet crafts have included seaweed pressing and embroidery to name but two! And the addition? Sewing of course! We published our first sewing pattern, by the lovely Michelle Zimmer. The fabric used for the top is from Liberty, and I think we can all agree it’s pretty special. Liberty is the gold standard in fabric and print design, and over 100 years since they began Liberty are still innovating and adding more and more interesting fabrics to their repertoire.
A few months ago Pom Pom had the privilege of visiting Liberty to celebrate the first birthday of The New Craft Society. We were invited alongside other lovely crafty bloggers for tea and tiny cakes in the Liberty Heritage Suite.
Alongside the delicious snacks we were treated to a talk from the design team behind Liberty print fabric, where they revealed the process and inspiration behind their Spring 2014 collection. Liberty collaborate with all sorts of people from famous chefs to tattoo artists! Each collection has a theme and is designed to complement their less seasonal designs; some of the classic patterns date back to the 1800s! You can watch a brilliant video of Liberty Tana Lawn fabric being printed here at their Lancaster factory.
Here is OK David showing us the drawings that were used for Queue for the Zoo a Liberty sellout featuring animals, many of them wearing discreet little items of clothing. David hand drew all of the animals used for the print, which were then worked into a pattern repeat by the Liberty team.
All this talk of fabric making you in need of a little sewing project? Threading your sewing machine at the thought? Libette is a perfect way to use that special fabric you have been saving, and turning it into something you can wear! On your body! In front of people! And they can say ‘wow great top!’ and you get to say ‘I made it’ (the delights of crafty clothes making). But what if you don’t have a piece of fabric in mind?
Liberty have kindly given us enough fabric in this beautiful design, Ianthe D, to donate to one lucky winner! Eeek! All you need to do is comment on this post telling us what you love about about Liberty fabric for your chance to win enough Liberty print fabric to make Libette. You can make more entries by tweeting or posting on Facebook or Instagram about the giveaway – just leave another comment here letting us know you did! Remember to get your entries in by 1 July.
x Pom Pom
This giveaway is now closed! Congrats to Pauline for winning the gorgeous Liberty fabric to make Libette. And thanks to Liberty for the gorgeous fabric!