I enjoy a frisson of excitement when receiving new images of my Quilts, Cushions and More!
These delightfully rustic images don’t disappoint. They are taken by the photographer Yeshen Venema from yesh&tash as part of a recent Folksy photo shoot, to have my Quilts, Cushions & More! professionally styled & photographed. Keep an eye on the Folksy twitter&instagram for more delicious images.
Both the lovely stylist Hilary and the cottage owner Dorian liked both these blankets so much they brought them! I think once you have an opportunity to see, handle (and smell!) my Yorkshire wool, comfortable weighty British made blankets they begin to work their magic. Which of course is why excellent photographs of all my products are essential for my on-line shop.
Thanks Yeshen and Folksy for this opportunity x
Did you see Kenneth Brannagh as Sir Ernest Shackleton last Saturday night re-telling of the epic and heroic tale of how Shackleton journeyed with his men back to civilisation after their ship Endurance become literally stuck in the ice on the way to Antartica? If you missed it, catch up here
At the end of last week I enjoyed a relaxed Friday hand finishing a new Shackleton ‘Gentleman Explorer’ quilt, which I posted to the new owner this morning, which timely fits in with all the current Shackleton 100 commemorations.
The first two decades of the 20th century saw a number of pioneering expeditions to the last unexplored continent on Earth – Antarctica.
8th August 2014 marks the start of the centenary of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, also known as the Endurance Expedition. On this day 100 hundred years ago, Endurance set sail from Plymouth.
The Shackleton 100 site brings together in one place information on events taking place across the world to commemorate the 1914-17 Antarctic expeditions.
The Shackleton Quilt was first stitched in Autumn 2014. Here’s the recap;
The top of the quilt features sumptuous but rugged panels of genuine Harris Tweed, the world-renowned and amazingly hardwearing fabric, woven in Harris on the Outer Hebrides in Scotland. The flecks of colour and weaves of the tweed fit in perfectly with the rugged landscape of Elephant Island and the skies and waters of the Southern Ocean, where Shackleton and his men survived their epic adventure.
The back of the quilt includes durable corduroy in just the right gents’ trouser shade, encircled with handsome utilitarian fabrics from Ian Mankin.
The Shackleton is a perfect quilt for the gentleman explorer’s study, bedroom, living room or tent! Ideal for an autumn evening of outdoor banjo playing too!
Following the excitement of over 900 horses, plus assorted humans performing in a truly impressive celebratory pageant at Windsor Castle last weekend, my copy of The Queen at 90, an accompanying commemorative publication has arrived!
This book is bursting with lots of amazing images of The Queen throughout her 90 year reign, as well as highlighting British and Commonwealth businesses, including (drum roll please) Quilts by Lisa Watson. Quilty Pleasures can be found on p167.
I’m rather taken by the quote at the end of the write up as it really encapsulates my business; People buy my quilts because they want something that is unique, as well as something that is really well made, British and bursting at the seams with quality.
Click to view my full collection of quilts, cushions and more x
To celebrate the Great British Bank holiday weather and May Day, I have extended the introductory offer of £255 on my NEW delectable Quilted Shirt Quilt
And my Summery Cotton Quilts with their distinctive strip design are ALL now at the special price of £185.
These lighter weight quilts are 100% British made and are ideal for cuddling up in throughout the great British summer. Here’s to the rest of May…whatever the weather x