Goodness, a week ago today we were all setting up our stands for GNCCF (short for Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair) at Old Granada studios in Manchester’s city centre in readiness for the preview night. Here is a snapshot from GNCCF that ran from 9-12th October:
Lots and lots more amazing makers were showcased at GNCCF14 To find out more visit http://www.greatnorthernevents.co.uk/homepage-gnccf.aspx#.VD-vehY09MQ
Just time to unpack and sort my quilts from BoB14 in readiness for the start of The Great North Contemporary Craft Fair this Thursday. The preview is 6-9.30pm if you are free? I am on Stand 36, so I shall see you there?
Click the link for all GNCCF info http://www.greatnorthernevents.co.uk/homepage-gnccf.aspx#.VDME5RY09MQ
I had the best time at BoB14 last week held for the third year in the iconic Farmiloe Building in EC1M, a stone’s throw from Smithfield Market! The combination of quality British goods and a unique space with excellent catering as well as lots of live music just made the event fizz throughout the three days.
Best day for Quilts by Lisa Watson was Saturday 4th as The Farmiloe was just so busy and lively. I had lots of great conversations with visitors and I really appreciated all the quilt compliments. Thank you to my new customers and hello to all my new twitter buddies. Such a shame The Farmiloe is being turned into office space and access to this iconic building will now be restricted. The challenge now for the BoB team is to find an equally impressive venue and line-up for next years event. Watch this space! http://bestofbritannia.com/
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