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The Liberty Book of Home Sewing

I will forever have a place in my heart for Liberty, not only because I’ve loved their fabrics for years and years, but because they threw me a splendid book launch party in their gorgeous store back in April which is one big way to launch your first book! But this post isn’t about that, it’s about another book – their upcoming title, The Liberty Book of Home Sewing, and I can’t wait to sink my teeth into it!

Liberty Book - Coming Soon

Written and produced by the fabulous Lucinda Ganderton (I own several of her books) and published by Quadrille Publishing — this title has me quite excited!

Liberty Book - Coming Soon

Liberty Book - Coming Soon

Liberty Book - Coming Soon

Liberty Book - Coming Soon

(UK jacket shown above.)

Sure, Liberty-inspired books have been done before, my most recent favorite being by French author Alice Marceau called En toute Liberty (also available in German under the title Ganz In Liberty – you can see my copy here), but I love seeing a more quirky spin on Liberty prints and this book will feature plenty of them!

“The book is divided into three chapters – Essential, Organisation and Luxury – and contains projects ranging from practical fold-up shopping bags to elegant cushions, through handy display boards and book slipcovers to indulgent kimonos, beanbags and throws. Variations and alternatives are included for many of the projects so that the core collection is in fact an inexhaustible resource of ideas.”

Liberty Book - Coming Soon

(US jacket shown above.)

And… if you love the idea of sewing + Liberty fabrics, then why not combine the two and take their Frilly Pinny class at Liberty in London on either September 18th or the 25th with sewing instructor Nicole Wilson who will show you how to create your very own apron (frilly pinny) using Liberty fabrics and the design from the upcoming book! Fun!

Just added this one to my wishlist!

(images: quadrille publishing)

Posted by decor8 in Books + Magazines on July 18, 2011

Your comments...

  1. Abigail Percy@abigail*ryan commented
    July 18th, 2011 at 5:11pm

    I can’t wait either… should be incredible. Everything Liberty does is though, isn’t it?? ;)

    The frilly pinny is fab – wish we could head to the classes to whizz one up! x

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  2. Heather commented
    July 18th, 2011 at 5:18pm

    Looks like a good one! The store itself is so inspiring! Can’t wait to see this in person!

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  3. Andreia commented
    July 18th, 2011 at 5:32pm

    Oh it seems fabulous! Added to my wish list! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Elena Ferrer commented
    July 18th, 2011 at 5:33pm

    I love Liberty Style! Thanks for the reference!

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  5. Candi commented
    July 18th, 2011 at 5:41pm

    I so LOVE Liberty fabrics…they always seem to make me smile! I can’t wait to get this book and hand and over the pages while sitting in my favorite chair.

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  6. Erica Cooper commented
    July 18th, 2011 at 5:51pm

    This book looks fabulous…I adore the frilly pinny :) I can’t imagine any book with their name on it not being inspiring. Taking the class would be loads of fun too. ;)
    Thanks for the heads up!

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  7. Amanda@doievenlikethis commented
    July 18th, 2011 at 6:54pm

    Fantastic news, thanks for sharing! The red roses print used for the apron is one of my all time fave Liberty fabrics. Must get this book + get that apron in production.

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  8. kate commented
    July 18th, 2011 at 6:54pm

    wow! love the cover and i especially enjoy the grey/red combo in the 3rd image…may have to use that combo in my next painting :)

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  9. Emilie commented
    July 18th, 2011 at 7:02pm

    oh my gosh that apron is gorgeous! It makes me want to sew right now!


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  10. Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~ commented
    July 18th, 2011 at 7:06pm

    LOVE all the pops of color!


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  11. sally commented
    July 18th, 2011 at 7:18pm

    That looks good the pinny is really pretty :)

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  12. Paula Jo commented
    July 18th, 2011 at 8:52pm

    I just love the quilt and apron. The book must be fantastic.

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  13. Mary commented
    July 18th, 2011 at 9:11pm

    Beautiful apron!!! the cover page is inspiring!

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  14. Louisa Blackmore commented
    July 18th, 2011 at 10:56pm

    Wow I love this photos, so inspiring -esp the quilt, gorgeous!!

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  15. erin * sparkle & hay commented
    July 19th, 2011 at 12:06am

    I do not normally sew but if ever there were a book to inspire me this would be it!!

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  16. Kristin johnsen commented
    July 19th, 2011 at 12:14am

    See? It’s just like I said in my blog – you make it sound sooooo easy to make home dec items, and even though I know better, I fall for it every time! I’ve been in a Kaffe fasset mood recently but so love the Liberty fabrics. I remember when I first got one in my hand – such a nice feel! I don’t see too many in my part of the US and so envy anyone who has been to Liberty in person…….some day, I’ll get to London. Meanwhile, Amy butler is helping me through a honey bun pouf…..and so far, it’s working. Now I want this new Liberty book, too! Thanks so much for all your cool finds and inspiration!

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  17. janis - pinecone camp commented
    July 19th, 2011 at 2:24am

    Yet another book to add to my collection – can’t wait for this one! Btw, I’m thoroughly enjoying your book. So many fantastic vignettes, rooms and details.

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  18. Aneta commented
    July 19th, 2011 at 3:05am

    Thank yo so much for sharing :) Wonderful prints and a great book to add to my wish list :)

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  19. Melissa Jaine commented
    July 19th, 2011 at 4:12am

    Thank you Holly – the search for my sister’s birthday present is now over. :)

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  20. Ann Nord commented
    July 19th, 2011 at 5:56am

    Holly…I’m a huge fan of Liberty’s fabrics/prints. These 2 books you’ve shared here are simply fab!!! My birthday is coming up and these are a must add to my wishlist!!!

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  21. Far and Away commented
    July 19th, 2011 at 6:01am

    That little girls dress reminds me of my fav dress when I was that little. That apron and dress underneath are so pretty. shame i dont own a sawing machine these days.

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  22. ArticulateArt commented
    July 19th, 2011 at 7:42am

    Absolutely love that blue satin chair! The pictures are so lovely!

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  23. Marta commented
    July 19th, 2011 at 10:30am

    If I could wish for something right now I wish I knew how to sew!
    I just think I don’t have what it takes. I’ll just stick with the basics :)

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  24. Dirk commented
    July 19th, 2011 at 3:34pm

    A fantastic bit of blogging, simply superb!

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  25. sarah jane commented
    July 19th, 2011 at 4:53pm

    I just pre-ordered! I LOVE liberty..a big inspiration to my fabric desigsn….thanks so much for posting this!

    sarah jane

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  26. Carrie Hampton commented
    July 19th, 2011 at 5:35pm

    Placing my order now!! I love Liberty of London. I was @ Target the morning they debuted their collection & snapped up a bunch of their beautiful things. This book is right up my alley. Can’t wait — thanks for the post letting me know about it.
    – Carrie

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  27. Amy commented
    July 19th, 2011 at 5:52pm

    Oh I loooooove Liberty! Thanks for alerting us to the book! I have it marked on my “to get” list.

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  28. Tori commented
    July 19th, 2011 at 10:38pm

    Who wouldn’t want this book?!! I can’t wait! :)

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  29. able mabel commented
    July 20th, 2011 at 6:30am

    Whoa! Looks like a book I need to get my hand on!!

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  30. lemelimelodeval commented
    July 22nd, 2011 at 10:27am

    whoa! I so love Liberty, so inspiring.

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  31. Cassandra commented
    July 22nd, 2011 at 12:23pm

    I’m going to saunter on over to the store as soon as it’s out. It would be a waste to Amazon buy it when you can have the whole experience!

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  32. hena tayeb commented
    July 22nd, 2011 at 6:27pm

    Now I kick myself for not listening to my mom and learning how to stitch when I had the time. Such lovely creations.

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