I have a lovely giveaway treat today! Ali from Very Berry Handmade
has a bundle of 20 prints, each measuring 9x12" for one lucky winner. You can see them in the pic below, all folded, ready and waiting! I have known Ali a while now, she is a lovely, generous person with great integrity and she puts a lot of work into her family and her website, so I thought I would find out a little more about her Folksy shop
and why she decided to specialise in Liberty lawn.
Why did you decide to specialise in Liberty Lawn?
I started with Liberty mostly because I am addicted to it myself. I love the colours, the feel of the lawn, how wonderful it is to sew with, and that there's always such a lovely variety and imagination in the style of the prints themselves But I was also prompted by my own frustration that it is so expensive to buy in metre lengths. Quilters and accessories designers (like me!) need lots of small amounts of prints that work together, so I thought, with the aid of my trusty rotary cutter and cutting mat, that I could help a bit with that! I also wanted to start small (and stay!) small, so working with a specific line of fabrics seemed sensible.
What are you aiming for with your shop?
I aim provide small quantities of Liberty tana lawn to make it more affordable for people who want to buy small amounts of lots of different prints. I put together my own (approx) Fat 16th bundles of prints that I think work together, but buyers also have the opportunity to put together their own bundles. I've only really been in business for a few months and am still building up my stocks, and at present I don't buy fabric in huge quantities because I want to make sure there's lots of variety for regular customers, but if someone needs a larger cut, then they should definitely get in touch to see what I can do. Although I try to ring the changes, there will always be some of my favourite prints (like Mitsi and Sophie's Blossom) and some of the classic prints that people associate with Liberty (like Pelagia and Ianthe) available. In addition to the bundles I also sell patchwork packs of 4" and 5" squares, and try to keep a good variety there too, as well as single pieces of a print, scrap bags and colour bundles.
Liberty has global popularity and it can be hard to find in some countries. Do you sell internationally?
I do and I also try and ensure that all my customers pay no more than they need to in postage costs, and am happy to put together custom bundles for overseas buyers to make sure that they don't get overcharged by the slightly inflexible Folksy P&P charging system - people just need to contact me via Folksy or via email.
On your website there are lots of tutorials and project ideas. Do you have any particularly for using Liberty lawn?
I have collected many ideas for Liberty on a Liberty Inspiration Pinterest board
as an easy place to keep them all stored and many of the tutorials
on Very Berry Handmade
work well with Liberty lawns.
The biggest bonus is thatI get to work with loads of Liberty fabrics myself, there are always plenty to hand!
So to win this bundle of Loveliness you can:
1. Leave a comment saying what you like to make using Liberty- attach a link if you like, it can get added to Ali's Pinterest board!
3. Have an extra entry if you follow me!
A possible 3 entries are available.
All welcome including international. I must be able to contact you and find your email address- if you are no-reply blogger or have no email in your profile please leave it in your comment like this: kerrykit(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk
Entries close Monday 24th September 6.00am GMT
This giveaway is now closed.