THE STRAWBERRY THIEF STORY Strawberry Thief was designed by William Morris in 1883. It was part of a group of designs incorporating animals with flowers. Liberty Fabric first produced it as a furnishing fabric in 1979 and it has since been redrawn for Tana Lawn on a smaller scale. Strawberry Thief has been on classic Tana since 1955. Tana Lawn cotton’s distinctive hand-feel and translucent softness make it a versatile favorite.