Lisa Watson Blog

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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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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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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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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NEW Made in GB Blanket images & more…

By lisawato / May 4, 2021 /

 

Just received some delic images in my inbox from By Lisa Watson (that’s me!) NEW Blankets Collection photoshoot last week with super talented Jo B at Laura’s beautiful house in Macclesfield
A lovely start to the week and an ideal way to get back into work following the bank holiday Monday
And now I need to get on & upload all these fab pics onto my website…which you can now see here

 

Enjoy your week and onward…x

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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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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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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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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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