#sneakpeek NEW Folkore Fabrics photo shoot images

It’s so exciting to see the first images of my Folklore Fabrics taken recently at a Derbyshire farmhouse in the Peak District. My Folklore collection is new for 2017 and is inspired by traditional universal patterns. These 2 metre and 60 cm cotton fabric lengths are woven with care in Lancashire to the highest British weaving standards, to then be used in the home, as perhaps a cosy throw, or a decorative tablecloth, or maybe a beach wrap, it’s up to you the individual to decide as these cloths are multi functional. All Folklore Fabric designs are available in several glorious colourways.

I wished to show off all the beautiful designs and colourways of my Folklore Fabrics being used within a beautiful setting. Luckily I have some v.generous friends who came to my assistance for this photo shoot. This idyllic farmhouse recently renovated is currently on sale. It’s only 10 minutes drive from the charming market town of Macclesfield, yet is also in the beautifully rugged Peak District.

Incidentally, these images and the majority of my fabulous photos are taken by the talented wedding photographer; Jo Bradbury

More delicious Folklore Fabric images to follow shortly…In the meantime, all of my distinctly British quilts, cushions & more for your home are not only made to last, they are functional as well as beautiful. And if you need any excuse to purchase an extra special gift, Easter is just around the corner…http://www.shop.quiltsbylisawatson.co.uk/

 

Rufus the cat or Rosa the dog?

Whose the biggest star for modelling my gorgeous British made Harris Tweed and velvet quilts?

Don’t make me make a decision on this…

Sadly, neither Rufus or Rosa are included with my quilts…BUT my quilts& are an extra special gift and Mother’s Day is just around the corner…just saying…http://www.shop.quiltsbylisawatson.co.uk/

Countdown to NEW Folklore Fabric images and …

It’s always exciting to see my distinctly British quilts, cushions & more for your home in print. I really am thrilled to be featured in April’s Good Housekeeping magazine. GH is a British institution and it’s their 95th anniversary celebration issue! Find me in the Spring Collections section.

I loved seeing my Folklore Fabric included in the British Craft Trade Fair promotion in the latest Crafts Magazine. I’m on page 39…

I now cannot wait to see and show you the new images of my Folklore Fabrics taken by the talented Jo Bradbury at a photo shoot in a converted barn in the Peak District a couple of Fridays ago. Watch this space x

 

 

 

You can find me here…

It’s now over four years since I started making my distinctly British quilts, cushions & more for your homes. It’s has been and is an adventure. I’m passionate about Made in Britain and quality products made to last, so I am pleased to link with the following;

Blue Patch sell inspiringly fine things – made in Britain and is a sustainable marketplace for UK design, ethical fashion, eco-furniture, green gifts, organic & fair trade food. Here is a blog post by Blue Patch on Why I do What I do…

Make it British is THE source of information on British-made brands and UK manufacturing.  Meet the Manufacturer is their next big event 24&25 May.

Rheged is a Lake District attraction located near Penrith who have been stocking my Harris Tweed patchwork cushions for the last year in their wool shop.

My distinctly British quilts, cushions and more for your home are also featured with Make the Most Of  and Folksy You can also find me and find out where my next show is by visiting my What’s On page. See you soon x

Did you know I stitch one of a kind bespoke quilt commissions?

I have been keeping myself busy to avoid the Winter blues. I’m now looking onward to Spring and in the meantime keeping myself distracted by stitching…a wedding dress quilt commission. One off quilt commissions are always welcome. If you wish me to make you a quilt from cherished old clothes, or from your own special stash of fabric, I can work with you to design a quilt to the size&style that fits you&your home. I can also stitch a quilt (-floor cushion-tent-laptop cover-you decide) as a special gift to celebrate a significant event, or I can make a personalised quilt just for you or for a loved one.

Visit my commissions page for ideas and get in touch with me to discuss your quilt commission further.

Onward…

Be my Valentine

For a truly unique gift this 14th Feb, invest in a distinctly British quilt or blanket on Valentines Day to cosy up with the special person in your life

My quilts, cushions & more are all distinctly British, hand made and truly unique originals so make perfect Valentine gifts. A cosy quilt or blanket is ideal to have at hand to combat any Spring chills. Lisa’s full collection of quilts, cushions and more for your home, including bespoke commissions can be viewed online at shop.quiltsbylisawatson.co.uk. See my full collection here

All orders include free P&P in GB

AND if you wish a bit more background on why 14th February is THE romantic day here is A brief history of Valentine’s Day cards from the BBC History magazine

Lagom?

Lagom (pronounced [ˈlɑ̀ːɡɔm]) is a Swedish word meaning “just the right amount”. The Lexin Swedish-English dictionary defines lagom as “enough, sufficient, adequate, just right”. Lagom is also widely translated as “in moderation”, “in balance”, “perfect-simple”, and “suitable” (in matter of amounts).

A couple of weeks ago whilst exhibiting at Top Drawer I had the next stand to Madeleine, a charming swede who lives on the Isle of Benbecula in the Outer Hebrides, as you do and as well as working in a local weaving mill produces covetable knitwear via Verisimilitude. During the three days of the show we had more than a few interesting discussions including one on

Spring hygge

which I blogged about last spring and Madeleine also introduced me to the swedish word Lagom…’just the right amount’

I don’t know if we have all reached peak hygge now. Personally I don’t think you can never have enough cosiness for your home, which is why I make distinctly British quilts, cushions and more… However, I am drawn to the appeal of Lagom since it also reflects my own wish to make quality goods made to last, as well as create designs that are just right for the modern home. Take a look…