The thing is that Liberty of London are yet again championing their Tana Lawn and they have every right to. Crisp clear colours and patterns to die for.
TANA LAWN - It was William Haynes Dorrell - Liberty's fabric buyer - who introduced a lightweight cotton fabric after World War 1 and named it Tana Lawn after Lake Tana in Sudan (from where the yarn originates). It's floral prints soon became a best seller at Liberty. Tana Lawn has a very fine thread count but is also extremely durable providing the best of both worlds.
This vibrant beauty is from Liberty 'Art Fabrics' Classic Tana Lawn Collection and is from the 2005 Spring/ Summer archive.
It has since been re-vamped in 2010 to look like this:
Since I am remiss and it is Wednesday today, my Tuesday choice is
No. 2: TORIA BLUE
This is a 2006 range beauty, historically inspired by the Tudor House and originally in the Spring/Summer 2003 collection.
No.3: JESS AND JEAN (Today's choice):
This complex design was drawn using make-up (Nars, Shu Uemura and Laura Mercier). It is based on an archival furnishing design and inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement and represents Liberty's famous Beauty Hall!
No. 4 (Thursday's choice): POPPY AND HONESTY M
This is created combining honesty leaves and the poppy and was designed by the Silver studio in 1932.
No. 5 (Friday's Choice): TATUM B TANA CREPE
This was first produced on Tana in 1955 and said to be derived from a 1930s archive design.
SATURDAY'S CHOICE (No. 6): LAUREN B
Designed in 2006, taken from Lewis F Day's design 'Dante', this design has been included in the classics since 2008.
No.7 (SUNDAY): CLARE AND EMILY D
This is based on a 1940s design and was produced at Liberty's Merton Works. This has been re-scaled and recoloured for the Classics collection.