It’s now over five years since I started making authentically 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…
Rheged is a Lake District attraction located near Penrith who are my longest stockist for my one of a kind Harris Tweed patchwork cushions.
You can also find me and find out where my next show is by visiting my What’s On page.
See you soon & Onward to the day…
Happy Chinese New Year!
One of the many things I enjoy about Manchester is that it is great at embracing its diverse population and this weekend there are celebrations for Chinese New Year 2018. I will enjoy the buzz in China Town on Sunday, and make the most of the delicious food on offer, but I’m not so keen on big crowds, so my top tip for watching the amazing dragon dance without the melee, is to drop into Manchester Art Gallery for the best view on Princess Street.
2018 is my Chinese zodiac year, the Year of the Dog
What Chinese zodiac sign are YOU?
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
Choose from Folklore Fabric Heart&Cross ties and jackets through to one of kind Harris Tweed Hot Water Bottle covers. My quilts, cushions & more are all authentically British, hand made and truly unique originals so make perfect Valentine gifts. A cosy quilt or blanket is also ideal to have at hand to combat any Spring chills. By Lisa Watson 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 history of Valentine’s Day cards
Happy 2018 to you.
I’m officially back to work today and to celebrate I am offering some special reductions on several of my authentically British handmade quilts;
Brights velvet and Harris Tweed patchwork double bed size quilted throw with a contemporary twist is a 100% British made heritage quilt. This quilt is stitched in a traditional strip design made from; grass green, candy striped red and white herringbone and red and blue tartan Harris Tweed, trimmed with Hemlock fabric by print designer Annabel Perrin and backed in a royal blue velvet.
When life throws you scraps, make a quilt. These Hebden Bridge double bed size striped quilts stitched with fine woven Yorkshire Wool are (obvs) rather special fabric scraps, since they are sewn from fine Yorkshire wool in a selection of delicious weaves and colours. Choose from; Red&Green stripes, with a velvet & chintz backing and Red, Blue&Green stripes with 3 patterned backing.
The original cotton double bed size patchwork quilt came about as I wanted to extend my range of quilts and provide an lighter cotton quilt, ideal to keep any nighttime chills at bay, while have the perfect combination of summer patterns stitched into a traditional strip quilt. The original summery cotton patchwork quilts with seaside stripes or English roseprint on the reverse will brighten up your bed, sofa, deckchair, loveseat, swing or veranda!
This time of year can be particularly wintry. A quilt will not only keep you cosy, but is an ideal colour tonic to counteract dreary days, so why not treat yourself or a loved one to one of my special quilt offers…just click the links.
All the best for 2018 to you&yours and onward to the new week&year
I have had a great time travelling across the country to autumn&festive fairs throughout the last couple of months. Thank you to everyone who took the time to talk&purchase.
By Lisa Watson is now closed for the holidays and I’m looking forward to enjoying spending time with my family&friends. Happy holidays to you too.
Onward to 2018 and By Lisa Watson is showing at two trade shows; Top Drawer & Scotland’s Trade Fair in January.
I’m next with my local creatives at Altrincham Market on Sunday 28th January 2018! Maybe see you there?