The first appearance of this print as Poppy and Daisy was around 1917. It would have been printed by wooden blocks at Liberty's first print mill at Merton Abbey in South East London. It was probably first converted into a screen print in 1958. It has been printed as both dress and furnishing fabric and also as a scarf. For the latest version, which named Poppy Park, Liberty studied the artwork from the original paper impression, redrawing the design and adding more colour.
Silk crepe de chine is effortlessly luxe, with a lightweight drape that’s made more durable by a matte, slightly rough surface. It is relatively easy to sew, and is one of the best silk bases for daytime wear. Try a louche silhouette, with relaxed tailoring that includes voluminous sleeves and wide-cut trousers.
Classic Silks Collection
Silk is intrinsic to the Liberty story and was the first and only product sold when the original shop opened in 1875. It was the soft, colourful silks that established the Liberty name, and quickly became the original Liberty fabric. It remained the number one commodity within the business for 50 years. Continuing upon this legacy, Liberty presents this “Classic Silk Collection”, a celebration of signature designs throughout its history, reworked and recoloured within the London design studio for a rich yet modern interpretation of Liberty silk.
Fabric measures 54" wide. Printed on 100% silk, Kensington Crepe de Chine (97 gsm meter). Designed in the UK, printed in Italy.
Sold in 1/4 meter (0.27 yards) increments. Price is for a 1/4 meter. We cut additional increments of fabric continuously. For example, if you select 4 units (which equates to 1 meter), you will receive a single piece of fabric that is 53" wide and 1 meter long. We regret that fabric, once cut, is non-refundable.
This fabric is $62/meter or $15.50 for a quarter meter strip.