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

By lisawato / October 5, 2020 / Comments Off on Did you know I stitch one of a kind bespoke quilt commissions?

One of a kind bespoke quilt commissions are always welcome.

I am truly thankful to have been busy stitching quilts this year, as I am fortunate that I have a attic studio at home I work from.

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 and a patchwork memory quilt stitched from Rory’s clothes. Click the page links to view unique quilt commissions including Memory quiltsBaby quiltsWedding quilts and Harris Tweed patchwork quilts

Onward…& do get in touch to discuss your quilt commission ideas further.

P.S If you are thinking of giving an extra special gift of a bespoke patchwork quilt for the festivities, please bear in mind that it will take from 6 to 8 weeks to stitch, so now really is the time to book in with me. Ta x

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Rufus the cat or Rosa the dog? Decision please?

By lisawato / October 5, 2020 / Comments Off on Rufus the cat or Rosa the dog? Decision please?

Whose the biggest star for modelling my gorgeous British made Harris Tweed and velvet patchwork 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 for a loved one (or yourself) and without mentioning the C word specifically….the festivities are creeping up on us and before you know it…just saying…x

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Chilly mornings & cooler nights. Wrap up warm!

By lisawato / September 21, 2020 /

Is your heating on now? 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 sumptuous Harris Tweed Quilt now the chilly mornings & cold nights are here, now is the time you can truly indulge in some delicious cosy cosseting at home.

I have three beautiful & bright Harris Tweed Quilts currently in stock and these are now being offered at the best price of £290. So treat yourself or a loved one while stocks allow.

Enjoy your week, keep warm & onward x

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We are officially in autumn now that September is here…Right?

By lisawato / September 5, 2020 /

NEW Houndstooth Reversible Wool Blankets 100% British Made

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 marvellously problematic British weather which like many Mancunians I can be ever so slightly obsessive about (the weather&Manchester!) However, quilts and blankets 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!

Rufus the cat keeps cosy in a quilt

Rufus the cat keeps cosy in a quilt

With cosy autumnal days cuddling up in a quilt or blanket in mind, I am super excited to be taking my quilts (cushions&more!) to Altrincham Market this Friday 25th and Saturday 26th September Saturday. I hope to see you there x

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By Lisa Watson (that’s me!) is part of Artist Support Pledge

By lisawato / April 27, 2020 /

You can find By Lisa Watson (that’s me!) offerings @lisawatso

Generosity is Infectius

Generosity is Infectious

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many artists have found themselves without work, teaching, technical support and gallery work. Exhibitions and sales have disappeared. In an attempt to help alleviate some of this stress artist Matthew Burrows has instigated the ARTIST SUPPORT PLEDGE #artistsupportpledge
The concept is a simple one. Artists post images of their work, on Instagram what they are willing to sell for no more than £200 each (not including shipping). Anyone can buy the work. Every time an artist reaches £1000 of sales, they pledge to spend £200 on another artist/s work. This spirit of mutual support and generosity is enabling artists to maintain a vital income stream at a time when most sales channels have disappeared overnight.

To make a pledge, post your work with the #artistsupportpledge and follow the # to see everyone else’s work. Keep updated on new opportunities and announcements @artistsupportpledge Repost and tell your friends, colleagues and collectors. Let generosity be infectious.
#supportartists #covid19 #coronavirus #livegenerously #makersupportpledge #artistsoninstagram #artistsupportpledge

You can find By Lisa Watson (that’s me!) offerings @lisawatso

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CLOTH#20 Online until 31st August!

By lisawato / August 24, 2020 /

 

Due to COVID-19 we are unable to host a physical event on the scale that has previously proved successful at the Dovecot Studios in central Edinburgh. This year it’s more important than ever to celebrate and support our vibrant community of textile makers and designers from around the world, so with this in mind we would like to present to you 50+ fantastic makers from around the world with links to their selling sites.

Participating makers have all agreed that 15% of all online sales from CLOTH#20 will go to Dovecot, a registered charity who are a vital resource in the landscape of creativity – specifically tapestry making – both nationally and internationally, so for track and tracing purposes please quote ‘CLOTH20’ in all communication with the makers you wish to purchase from. Thank you and enjoy!

How it works:

1. Explore our curated list of some of the most exciting makers here.

2. Click on the button in each entry to head straight to their online stores.

3. When you make an order please quote ‘CLOTH20’ at checkout, in their comments box or when contacting the maker to let them know that we sent you.

 

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See you at CLOTH#20 this 22nd & 23rd August?

By lisawato / August 10, 2020 /

I’m super excited to be part of this show See you there x

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I’m part of GNCCFonline : 25-31July 2020

By lisawato / July 16, 2020 /

NEW Houndstooth Blanket

 I’m pleased to be exhibiting with over 160 selected designer-makers from across the UK with the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fairs new online fair – GNCCFonline : 25-31 July 2020

Support makers and buy something you love x www.greatnorthernevents.co.uk

Click the link and find me Here!

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Spring Online Market this 16th May

By lisawato / May 12, 2020 /


I’m thrilled to be part of the Spring Online Market for the fun&friendly Pop-Up In The Palm House this 16th May.  Click the link to catch up with you there x

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By Lisa Watson on-line shop is always open

By lisawato / March 31, 2020 /

Covid-19 is affecting us all in lots of ways. All my forthcoming markets and fairs have been put on hold until this pandemic has passed and I am currently self isolating and working from home. Take care of you and yours x

And in the meantime, my on-line shop is always open for special gifts, to treat a loved one or yourself. And if any excuse were needed to wrap up warm in a truly unique patchwork quilt or add a colour pop of colour with my Made in GB cushions to brighten any dull day, now is the time you can truly indulge in some delicious cosy cosseting at home.

P.S If you have any bespoke patchwork quilt commission queries, just contact me.

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Testimonials

Thanks to @lisawatso for the most fabulous quilt ever. Isn’t it gorgeous!!! And in my favourite colour…Green!
@CMBoggianno – June 9

I bought Lisa’s ‘sunshine yellow velvet and subtle blues, browns and greys Harris Tweed, quilt. Just love the fabrics, colour combinations and the workmanship is superb.
DAI-AN CRAIG – AUGUST 20

Oh my, my, my! Lisa, what a beautiful thing you create! They are heavenly beautiful! Simply, I am glad I came across your work and brought them!!!
KAORI LAIRD – SEPTEMBER 3

I am so pleased with my beautiful quilt. The colours are lovely and they tone in really well with our bedroom colours.
MARION – NOVEMBER 15

Lisa is very proud of her quilts and justifiably so. I have never seen any like them, photos do not do them justice.
GEOFF & NICOLA – SEPTEMBER 5

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