Here is a small snapshot of just some of the exhibitors at last Saturdays Home Is In The North, including Quilts by Lisa Watson
Here’s all of the Home Is In The North2 exhibitors http://www.eventsbythesocialbutterfly.com/events/home-north-2/
Home Is In The North is a unique collective of independent designer-makers and boutique Homeware brands from across the north, devised and co-ordinated by the delightful Rachael from http://www.eventsbythesocialbutterfly.com/
Travelling independent interiors event, Home Is In The North is returning to
Following the huge success of our Spring launch event, we look forward to inspiring Manchester’s interior enthusiasts by showcasing our previous exhibitors latest works as well as introducing a whole host of fresh and exciting talent from the Northern design scene.
Working with a unique collective of designers and artists, nesting between the Midlands and Scottish boarder, we look forward to showcasing a handpicked curation of modernized traditional crafts and art forms. Expect to see intricate wirework, typography, up-cycled furniture, illustration, bespoke lighting, ceramics and more!
Home Is In The North is proud to once again partner with Manchester Craft and Design Centre , Ministry of Craft and The Skinny Magazine who all share our ethos in supporting emerging artists and designer-makers.
In addition to being an exclusive, one-off shopping event, visitors will have the exciting opportunity to take part in complimentary creative workshops, master classes and talks. Information regarding online bookings coming soon.
And if, as if, you need any more Home is In the North info, have a look see at my previous blog; https://www.quiltsbylisawatson.co.uk/2014/04/
Thank you to James Rippon on Homify for featuring Quilts by Lisa Watson in his Cosy Textiles post https://www.homify.co.uk/ideabooks/9801/cosy-textiles
With winter on our doorstep, slowly making an unwelcome appearance into our lives once again, we gradually stop venturing outside as much, choosing to curl up inside, avoiding at all costs, that initial smack of cold that winter likes to give us the moment we open the front door. Sometimes, no matter how much we turn the heating up, frost still builds up on the windows, and the cool air creeps inside without an invitation. The best remedy for this is undoubtedly warm and soft textiles, in the forms of blankets, rugs, linens, and pillows, that help warm our bodies and our minds, and give a warm visual feeling to the interior.
Not all fabrics are suited for colder days. Winter textiles need to be soft to touch, as we will be holding them close to our bodies! They must also be able to retain heat; wool being the perfect example. After all, this is how sheep stay warm during the cool months in the highlands! Colour also plays a large factor, whether we are conscious of it or not. Soft whites, tones of beige, and pale colour tones are naturally inviting to touch and wrap up in. Winter textiles also call for intricate patterns, and different weaving methods, for added texture and comfort...
Patchwork is a form of needlework that involves sewing together smaller pieces of fabric, to come together in one larger design. Patchwork quilts, for example, have a special presence about them, one that is hard to define or explain. Either way, if the cat thinks they are comfortable, then there must be something snug about them.
If the cat thinks they’re soft…
It was all slightly twisted last weekend, but in a good way…Halloween was the hottest day since records began and Selvedge Winter Fair was on at Chelsea Old Town Hall. Thankfully there was a cool breeze in the ante room, where Quilts by Lisa Watson was situated, with plenty of traffic to and from the refreshments. (Gin o’clock was particularly appreciated on Friday evening.) Quite a delicious mix too of exhibitors too http://www.selvedge.org/events/fairs/exhibitors/?event-id=296
If you are not too spooked (It’s Halloween!), next Friday 31st Selvedge Winter Fair opens at 11am
Selvedge Winter Fair in London
Chelsea Old Town Hall
Selvedge is launching the festive season with our fifth seasonal fair at Chelsea Old Town Hall. Join us on the 31st October and 1st November 2014 and get Christmas wrapped up early.
As ever we will select over 100 designers and small companies to bring you vintage haberdashery, antique textiles and many other textile treats. Our event takes place over two days with an evening reception so visitors will have plenty of time to browse a truly tempting range of textiles in a friendly and inspiring atmosphere. You’ll be the envy of your friends when you pick up presents and decorations with plenty of time to spare.
There is no better opportunity to buy special, handcrafted textiles and enjoy meeting and talking to the talented people that create them. And with so much to see you might have to stop for sustenance so organic savouries, delicious cakes and fine teas and coffees will be available in our pop-up café.
Our central location offers the convenience of easy transport links and a host of textile related venues to visit, including the V&A museum, making this the ideal opportunity for a weekend in London. Whether you are searching for gifts and decorations or hoping to find the perfect garment or accessory (perhaps you are looking for the materials to make your own?) you will find the finest textiles and inspiration at the Selvedge Winter Fair.
Check out all the fabulous exhibitors, including Quilts by Lisa Watson here; http://www.selvedge.org/events/fairs/exhibitors/?event-id=296
Looking forward to seeing you there x