The Strawberry Thief is the Southern Hemisphere’s largest online retailer and wholesaler of Liberty Tana Lawn to the quilt and craft industry, distributing from Fremantle, Western Australia.
The Strawberry Thief borrows its name from the 1883 print design, produced for Liberty of London by the notable William Morris. Morris was a founding and prominent member of the celebrated Arts and Craft movement, and the Strawberry Thief print remains one of Liberty's most iconic and popular prints.
Liberty Fabrics was established in London in 1875 by Arthur Lasenby Liberty. The carefully sourced cotton from Lake Tana in Ethiopia became the foundation for Liberty Tana Lawn, displaying fantastic patterns from hand carved woodcuts with a palette of breathtaking colour.
Today Liberty of London’s uncompromising quality continues to produce this iconic fabric which achieves a soft, silky feel due to its ultra-fine weave and wonderfully sublime balance of body and drape. Tana Lawn has the versatility for any project you turn your creative mind to.
Who is The Strawberry Thief?
Passionate about all things fabric and craft, Robyn Shapiro is an established quilt maker and Liberty enthusiast! Having founded The Strawberry Thief with the intention of increasing the accessibility of Liberty fabrics within the craft & sewing world, Robyn firmly believes that Liberty is truly the most beautiful fabric to work with!
Robyn derives great enjoyment and inspiration from her engagement with the Australian quilting and sewing community, and has recently taught at sold out classes across Australia. Her quilts and features have also been published in various publications, including Quilters Companion and Homespun.
Follow Robyn on Instagram as @the_strawberry_thief to see her quilts and share in her love of all things Liberty!