From 2nd to 4th October it’s BoB14. Best of Britannia is; a pop up department store in the atmospheric Farmiloe Building in Clerkenwell selling and celebrating all the best British Made goods. My distinctive Harris tweed and sumptuous velvet quilts which are 100% British made will be at my Quilts by Lisa Watson stand at BoB14, situated on the ground floor. http://www.bestofbritannia.com/exhibitors/
I do hope to see you at BoB14 which includes celebrating Buy British Day, a week today!
Luckily I know a few people who have fab homes. I have coveted this pillar box red egg chair in my friend’s home since it was brought earlier in the year. Lisa & Bob v.kindly let me take some pics of our Shackleton quilt drapped in all it’s rugged warmth in their home today. So, we have the fabulous Shackleton quilt. Check. We have the ideal interior shot. Check. Now we need the ideal gentleman model for the shot. Any ideas? Any volunteers?
Tempted? You can buy one of our special limited edition Shackleton Gentleman Explorer quilts here: http://thegreatbritishbanjocompany.com/the-shackleton-gentleman-explorer-quilt-handmade-in-england-2222-p.asp
What a pleasant surprise to have Quilts by Lisa Watson featured in not one but two blog posts last week…
Thanks to JustCHARMING for including my sunshine yellow velvet quilt in an etsy autumn gift guide; https://www.etsy.com/treasury/NTIzMjgzNnwyNzI0MTg0ODU3/autumn-gift-guide
and thank you to Little Ram Studio for including my hot pink and bright orange tweed quilt in their
Fabulous Folksy Friday Finds! under ‘Q’ is for…
Q is for Quilting – It’s official I just love this quilt! Made up from Harris Tweed and sumptuous deep velvet it’s just the sort of blanket to snuggle under as the evenings get chillier. Also love that Lisa uses her sweet little Westie dog to help model her quilts! Check out these quilts and Rosa the dog back in Lisa’s Folksy shop: https://folksy.com/shops/stitchpics
Thoroughly enjoyed myself last weekend at Chatsworth Country Fair. Inbetween talking quilts, we were throughly entertained by all the fabulous array of dogs passing by. Here are a small selection of the stalls close by and including Quilts by Lisa Watson
Find more at; http://www.chatsworthcountryfair.co.uk/
I am loving the earthy colours and combination of textures in our new Shackleton quilt. Cannot get enough of how strokable the corduroy is and it’s just right for our gentleman’s quilt.
To recap Simon MIddleton from the Great British Banjo company asked me to create a Shackleton quilt inspired by the great man.
The top of the quilt is Harris Tweed made from 100% wool. This is hardwearing fabric woven in Harris on the Outer Hebrides in Scotland, so the flecks of colour and weaves of the tweed fit in perfectly with the rugged landscape of Antartica where Shackleton and his men survived their epic adventure. The back of the Shackleton includes durable corduroy in just the right gents trousers shade encircled with utilitarian fabrics from Ian Mankin.
The Shackleton is 100% British made with fabrics carefully chosen to reflect the age and times that Shackleton encountered and inspired.
To buy your own individual Shackleton quilt (all the Harris Tweed tops are unique) follow the link http://www.thegreatbritishbanjocompany.com/the-shackleton-gentleman-explorer-quilt-handmade-in-england-2222-p.asp