I added to my 'stash' many years later when I moved to Devon. I was lucky to find a small factory that made blouses for the London store, every now and then they had a sale, I was in heaven.
The prints have a wonderful quality to them and the fine cotton is just wonderful to work with. When I was a student I wore handmade pyjama style trousers in Liberty print. So my collection grew and stayed in a box until very recently. At the beginning of the year I decided to combine my hatchlings with the pattern and colour of Liberty.
And so the Liberty Lepidoptera collection was born. First were the butterflies or Liberty Belles.
These are very delicate brooches, made in layers of silk and cotton. The butterflies are then embroidered and finally embellished with tiny seed pearls or micro sequins.
Next came the moth shape, Liberty Beaus, the design based on the Luna Moth. the first one of these is winging its way to Australiamail@heatheremb.co.uk https://www.facebook.com/pages/Heather-Everitt-Embroidery/148831055172427
The colours and prints have a lovely, cohesive vintage feel. It is fantastic to combine these great designs with my butterfly and moth shapes.