Lisa Watson Blog

Combat any Cooler Weather by Cosying up in a British Made Lambs wool Blanket

By lisawato / October 19, 2021 /

These quintessentially British Blankets are woven in Lancashire, measure 200 by 150cm, so look great on a double or king-size bed, as well as being an ideal sofa throw, or warming outside cover up, to keep at hand to combat any chills, if the weather does throw us a curve ball…

There are 3 designs In 3 new colourways;
My Houndstooth reversible blanket is now available in Morel and Bleached White colourway (with a Mustard Mead blanket stitch edging)

Sea Holly and Silver (with a Quince blanket stitch edging) are the contemporary colourways for my new BIG Fair Isle design blanket

AND NewNew  3-D Tumbling Block Blanket is in an Olive and Ash Colourway with a Turf edging

If you have any questions on my blankets, just contact me. I guarantee my new lambs wool blankets will keep you cosy and you will enjoy them for many years.

Find your new blanket here

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Chilly mornings & cooler nights. Wrap up warm!

By lisawato / October 11, 2021 /

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 1, 2021 /

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!

Quilts, cushions & more for your home!

With cosy autumnal days cuddling up in a quilt or blanket in mind, it’s exciting to be at GNCCF again at the atmospheric Victoria Baths in Manchester from Friday 8th to Sunday 10th October. AND I’m really looking forward to being back again at Altrincham Market on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st October. I hope to see you at an makers fair soon x

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

By lisawato / August 23, 2021 / 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.

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The GNCCF is back! AND By Lisa Watson (that’s me!) is exhibiting…

By lisawato / September 27, 2021 /

I’m thoroughly looking forward to be exhibiting, along-with over 160 contemporary makers at this years GNCCF. Find me & my authentically British collection of cushions, blankets & more for your home on Stand B05.

Quilts, cushions & more for your home!

This is a perfect opportunity to get all your Christmas shopping done early, plus be buying something truly special and unique for your loved ones…or yourself.

Find your free preview tixs here

Looking forward to catching up with you at GNCCF x

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Here’s What’s On…Forthcoming Events at By Lisa Watson

By lisawato / August 6, 2021 /

On the 21st and 22nd August I’m excited to be back at CLOTH#21 in the beautiful Dovecot Studios

I’m looking forward to being back again at the delectable Altrincham Market on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th September.

Of course my on-line shop is always open and if you have any bespoke quilt queries, just contact me.

CLOTH#21

I really enjoy being part of fairs across the country. The atmosphere is always lively and it’s fun to talk to fellow makers & attendees. Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to talk and purchase. Find me at these fairs with my NEW super soft, super warm and super light lambswool blankets, unique Quilts & one of kind Harris Tweed patchwork cushions, plus lots more Made in GB textiles for the home to brighten up your interiors, as well as keep you warm & cosy. I hope to see you soon x

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A Cornucopia of Quilts

By lisawato / August 2, 2021 /

A cornucopia of quilts were to be found at The Festival of Quilts 2021 last week.

Quilters from around the world descend on the NEC in Birmingham this time every year (but not last year!) to display their awesome quilts, network and celebrate all things quilts.  FoQ is just the tonic of colour, pattern and textures to inspire and motivate. Some quilts delight, some are more challenging, or thought provoking, all are beautifully executed in stitch and cloth. This year I noticed lots of bold joyous designs and numerous quilts highlighting global issues, particularly with reference to the last 18 months… Here are a few of my quilt highlights;

Apologies for not including all the exhibitors details with these images, as I always am drawn to the visuals. Find more quilts details on Festival of Quilts & The Quilter’s Guild websites.

Enjoy your week, whatever the Great British summer weather x

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FESTIVAL OF QUILTS TICKETS GIVEAWAY

By lisawato / July 7, 2021 /

I have been given 5 pairs of tickets to give away for The Festival of Quilts (29th July – 1st August 2021)

Europe’s leading patchwork & quilting event, at the NEC Birmingham. The Festival of Quilts features hundreds of hung competition quilts, a full programme of workshops, talks, lectures and demonstrations, galleries by leading artists and groups, and hundreds of specialist retailers under one roof. Tickets are worth £34 per pair and are redeemable any one day of the Festival after 11am. Please note that there is £6 charge for winners attending on Thursday 29th or Friday 30th July. Visitor safety is paramount and COVID-19 safety measures are available to view HERE

Festival of Quilts Inspiration Images from Previous Years

Quilters from around the world descend on the NEC for The FoQ to display their awesome quilts, network and celebrate all things quilts. I already have my ticket for this years FoQ and cannot wait as it’s just the tonic of colour, pattern and textures to inspire and motivate. Some quilts delight, some are more challenging, or thought provoking, all are beautifully executed in stitch and cloth. These pics are from past years highlights

Interested? Send me your name & e-mail address by midnight this Friday 9th when this giveaway closes.

Please note that no printed tickets will be issued.

P.S Do forward this to your friends too!

Bon chance 😉x

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SIX WINNERS WHO HAVE NOW BEEN NOTIFIED…

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Here comes the summer…

By lisawato / June 21, 2021 / Comments Off on Here comes the summer…

Hurrah for sunshine and the summer.

And if the weather does throw us a curve ball, a cosy quilt or blanket is ideal to have at hand to combat any chills during The Great British Summer.

By Lisa Watson makes&sells authentically British, Handmade and truly unique originals. Lisa’s full collection of quilts, cushions & more can be viewed online or call Lisa on 07719359864 to discuss your bespoke commission.

Here’s to the summer, whatever the weather. Onward… x

 

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For the Love of (Harris) Tweed – online auction…

By lisawato / June 19, 2021 /

I have three of my handmade, one of a kind cheerful colour pop Harris Tweed patchwork cushions in an online auction for the Royal British Legion Scotland who for 100 years have championed the Armed Forces Community and provided life changing support to those who needed it. The auction goes live at 9am on Saturday 19th and ends at 9pm on Armed Forces Day UK on Saturday 26th. There are lots of original and diverse items to bid on from Hospitality at Manchester United in Old Trafford to Carnoustie 4-Ball, A Rick Stein meal at Barnes, through to Artwork by Marc Quinn and so much more, so do have a look see HERE

One of a Kind Harris Tweed Cushions

Thank you 😉

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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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