Lisa Watson Blog

Super excited Super soft Super light Super warm NEW Lambswool blankets Available NOW

By lisawato / April 16, 2021 /

These quintessentially British Blankets are woven in Lancashire from Yorkshire lambswool, 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

There is lots more info on my NEW soft felted blankets on my By Lisa Watson (that’s me !) website which you can visit by clicking on this link

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NEW blankets being woven Now!

By lisawato / March 31, 2021 /

I am really pleased to announce that I have NEW:

Hounds tooth
BIG Fair Isle
&
Tumbling Block

blankets being woven NOW!
My NEW blankets are now available to pre-order at the original price of £115 (incl P&P) here, but due to increased production costs this price will have to rise to £140 from May…

These quintessentially British Blanket designs are woven in Lancashire from Yorkshire wool. These soft felted blankets measure 200cm by 150cm so looks great on a double or king-size bed as well as being an ideal sofa throw to keep at hand to combat any chills.

Why not treat yourself or a loved one x

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Spring Has Sprung…By Lisa Watson offers in Celebration

By lisawato / March 15, 2021 /

Spring has sprung (nearly!)

To celebrate the Spring Equinox on Saturday 20th, the warmer weather and sunnier days (hopefully!), I am offering my Summery Patchwork Quilts and my Super Cute Shirting Patchwork Quilts at the special price of £200 (plus P&P) until the end of March…so, if the weather does throw us a curve ball, a cosy (but light) quilt is ideal to have at hand to combat any chills during springtime. Click the links for more details…

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

By lisawato / February 13, 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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Hurrah for February January is now over! Still a bit chilly out there though…

By lisawato / February 1, 2021 /

Hope you have been taking care in any wintry conditions and keeping warm?

If an excuse were needed to treat yourself my British Made Wool blankets are the perfect gift for the other half – pal – pet – or yourself – on the 14th February, or on special calendar days,  even high days and holidays x

My BIG Fair Isle Blankets take traditional Fair Isle patterns and enlarges them for visual effect. These blankets are comfortably weighty and great to cosy up in, just like my quilts. And just like my quilts, my blankets fit a double bed comfortably at 225cm by 145cm.

BIG Fair Isle Design Knitted British Woollen Blanket

There are lots more additional gift ideas at By Lisa Watson so do check in on my website for a look see.

Here’s to your February, whatever the weather (& the rest!) x

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Feature on By Lisa Watson in my Local Chorlton Open Up Magazine

By lisawato / January 8, 2021 /

It is thrilling to have an article on By Lisa Watson (That’s Me!) included in my Local Chorlton Open Up Magazine Jan-Feb 2021 Thank you to Linsey and her team for the article x

Cheesy grins

Featured article

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By Lisa Watson (That’s Me!) is now open for 2021

By lisawato / January 4, 2021 /

New Years Wishes to you & yours and although we just cannot predict the future, here’s hoping for more cheery and sociable times…

By Lisa Watson is open for 2021…

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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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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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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Here are a few of my favourite things…

By lisawato / March 1, 2021 /

My on-line shop is always open for special gifts, to treat a loved one or yourself…Mother’s Day is off course on Sunday 14th March x

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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Do you want to be kept in the loop?

By lisawato / February 22, 2021 / Comments Off on Do you want to be kept in the loop?

Keep yourself in the loop and up to date with developments at By Lisa Watson by clicking on the link & subscribing to my mailing list

I send out a one page eye catching Mailchimp newsletter around once a month which includes all the latest news, what’s coming up at quilt towers and off course a heads up on any forthcoming special offers.

You can also find out about By Lisa Watson forthcoming events (when we come out of this third lockdown…) by visiting my What’s On page.

So, do click on the link & subscribe to my mailing list Onward…

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Happy Holidays & Best Wishes for 2021 x

By lisawato / December 18, 2020 /

It’s been a crazy year…All I wish to say is I am truly thankful to have been kept busy stitching this year and thank you to everyone who has supported By Lisa Watson (that’s me!) throughout 2020 xx

By Lisa Watson is now closed for the festivities (my online shop is always open though!) and I’m looking forward to enjoying spending time (in a socially distanced way) with my family&friends. Happy holidays to you too.

Happy Holidays 2020 x

Onward to 2021, I re-open on Monday 4th January and my on-line shop will have lots of cosy January offers for you.

Festive Wishes to you&yours and all the best for 2021 x

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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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