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Ho!Ho!Ho! Last Festive posting date at By Lisa Watson is Friday 18th December!

By lisawato / December 14, 2020 /

With Christmas just around the corner, buy unique gifts unavailable anywhere on the high street. My on-line shop is always open and the final Festive posting date is Friday 18th December…

Festive Gifts ideas

Click to browse By Lisa Watson (That’s Me!) collection of 100% British made quilts, cushions & more for your home. This festive season is a great opportunity to support artists and makers by buying unique gifts for your loved ones – or pamper yourself with thoughtful festive treats to add a colour pop to counteract any dreary day, as well as keep you warm and cosy during wintry weather…x

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Festive Gift Ideas Via By Lisa Watson

By lisawato / December 2, 2020 /

Hard to believe this time last year I was still busy enjoying traversing the country attending festive fairs…

GNCCF online

The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair online, took place a couple of weekends ago. However, you can still browse and shop via this link. With over 150 exhibitors to buy from, (including me!) it was/is a perfect opportunity to get all your Christmas shopping completed in one magical online marketplace. Not only will you be buying something special for your loved ones, but you’ll also be helping to support makers during the pandemic.

I’m also really looking forward to being back at Alty Mkt (with real people!) again this Sunday 6th December for my last festive fair this year, so if you are in the locality do come and say hi

Enjoy your week, keep warm, take care & onward x

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Find Me at GNCCFonline: Christmas Edition 21-22 Nov 2020

By lisawato / November 9, 2020 /

Houndstooth Blanket NEW for 2020

The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair online, will take place over the weekend of 21-22 Nov 2020 and, with over 150 exhibitors to buy from, (including me!) it promises to be the perfect Christmas shopping experience, all from the comfort and safety of your home.

This is a perfect opportunity to get all your Christmas shopping done early. Not only will you be buying something special for your loved ones, but you’ll also be helping to support makers during the pandemic.

GNCCFonline is live at www.greatnorthernevents.co.uk from 9am, Saturday 21st November and is on all weekend until midnight on Sunday 22nd November!

Support makers and buy something you love x 

 

P.S A huge thankyou to all the lovely customers who shopped at #gnccfonline To all the artists and makers who took part and to @AnnMarieGNCCF and @AngelaMannGNCCF for all their hard work organising the event You can still browse and shop via the link @NorthernCraft

 

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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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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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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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