Personally I love autumn
the leaves turning, the brisk mornings and warm sunny days at this time of year. Of course, this is an ideal version of the marvelously problematic British weather which like many Mancunians I can be ever so slightly obsessive about (the weather&Manchester!) However, quilts come into their own in autumn and as well as brightening up a room with a colour pop of colour on the back of the sofa, or as a eye catching runner at the end of a bed, now you can start using them too!
With cosy autumnal days cuddling up in a quilt in mind, I am taking my quilts (cushions&more!) to several markets and shows in the forthcoming months. Check out my What’s On at Quilt Towers page for more details. I’m next at Altrincham Market on Sunday 30th September See you there?
Is your heating on yet? Mine is! I’m notoriously nesh which goes right against my celtic roots, but might explain one of the reasons for my passion for authentic British textiles. If any excuse were needed to wrap up warm in a cosy British Woollen Blanket or a sumptuous Harris Tweed Quilt now the chilly mornings & cooler nights are here, now is the time you can truly indulge in some delicious cosseting at home.
Enjoy your week, keep warm & onward x
The New BIG Fair Isle Design Reversible Wool Blankets are 100% British Made
The new BIG Fair Isle design blankets 100% British Made are woven in Lancashire from Yorkshire wool. This soft felted blanket measures 200cm by 150cm so looks great on a double or kingsize bed, as well as being an ideal sofa throw to keep at hand to combat any autumnal chills.
Carbon Blue and Ash silver are the contemporary colourways for this wool throw, so you can flip this reversible blanket to suit your interiors and/or your colour mood.
Woven and finished for me at John Spencer in Lancashire my new BIG Fair Isle reversible wool blankets are a welcome addition to By Lisa Watson authentically British collection of quilts, cushions & more for your home.
If you have any questions on my blankets, just contact me. I guarantee my new BIG Fair Isle reversible wool blankets will keep you cosy and you will enjoy them for many years.
Find your new blanket here
One of a kind bespoke 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.
Recent bespoke commissions have included; working on a monochromatic quilt in cooling cotton for the summer, stitching a hard-wearing Harris Tweed patchwork quilt backed with William Morris’s classic print; The Strawberry Thief for a boy to grow with; a baby patchwork quilt and a 70th birthday celebration quilt using memorable fabrics provided by friends and family. Click the page links to view unique quilt commissions including Memory quilts, Baby quilts, Wedding quilts and Harris Tweed patchwork quilts
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I’m looking forward to a vintage fun filled weekend. If you can make it, see you there x
‘Vintage By The Sea, a free family festival celebrating the brilliance of timeless design, fashion, art, vehicles, entertainment and culture returns to Morecambe this September 1st & 2nd. Inspired by the wealth of creativity from the 20th century, Vintage By The Sea is Hemingway Design’s tribute to the cultural movements of the 1920s to 1990s.’
Shop contemporary craft at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.
This summer, Scotland’s renowned Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh will play host to the third edition of international craft and design fair, Handmade Edinburgh. Taking place from Friday 10 – Sunday 12 August, the event is a unique addition to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
I’m really looking forward to being part of Handmade Edinburgh again. Find me and my authentically British quilts, cushions & more for your home, including my NEW BIG Fair Isle reversible wool blankets on Stand A25. See you there x