Tag Archives: crafting

A Stitch in Time

7 Dec

Over the last couple of months I have had the pleasure to work with members from the Avenue Craft Group and Crumpsall Craft Crewe to create two textile wallhangings entitled A Stitch in Time. The brief was to incorporate and showcase the many different types of textile crafting techniques and stitches that the members utilise, whilst also depicting local and well loved landmarks, both historic and modern.

I thoroughly enjoyed working with the groups and as well as learning much more about their local areas, was thoroughly impressed by the skill and stitching expertise of the group members. The resulting colourful wall hangers (that can be displayed seperately, or together) are not only eye catching, they also encourage the viewer (whatever their age!) to look closely to spot all the flora&fauna on display and also to see if the local landmarks in Heaton park and Boggart Hole Clough can be spotted.

Click on link for details of Beetlefelt Studio Taster Day on 31st May

23 Apr

http://www.beetlefelt.co.uk/files/taster_day.html

Happy Returns Swap Party 2014

15 Jan

 

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Come and join in a thoroughly enjoyable community event. I’m looking forward to supporting my friend Lea on her paper making workshop. See you there then x

Made any New Year resolutions Yet?

31 Dec

It’s that exciting time of of year end, and on the cusp of a new one. If you fancy learning a new practical skill in 2014, check out;

http://www.beetlefelt.co.uk/index.html for lots of ideas.

 

PS There’s always excellent tea, chat and home made cake as well, as part of every workshop. What’s not to like.

Make it British Quilts

5 Dec

Make it British Quilts

My quilts are now showcased on the Make it British website. Fabulous!

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Go to;http://makeitbritish.co.uk/directory/british-products/home/home-textiles/quilts-by-lisa-watson-824.html

and if you are tempted to buy, and I hope you are; there’s a 5% discount on all my quilts at Make it British http://makeitbritish.co.uk/ until the end of the year.

Today the wintry weather is being particularly lousy, so wrapping up in a cosy quilt and hibernating at home is just what is needed.

Mandy and Lara do patchwork and quilting

4 Nov

Such a pleasure to work with Mandy and Lara at the Beetlefelt studios on another Patchwork and Quilting series.

A month of Monday evenings stitching and chatting and learning new skills, as well as drinking tea and eating cake are definitely a couple of enjoyable hours well spent.

 

And for all of you tempted there is a new patchwork and Quilting series running at Beetlefelt Studios in February, as well as an Appliqué series running in March. Go to http://www.beetlefelt.co.uk/workshops.html to book onto these workshops.

Hope to see you there. Lx

Patchwork and Quilting at Beetlefelt studios

13 Jun

Sadly another Patchwork and Quilting series at Beetlefelt Studios finished on Monday night. But what can I say; we all enjoyed the chat and also got some stitiching done too!

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My Patchwork and Quilting series of four evening classes is a whistle stop introduction to Patchwork and Quilting techniques. Inbetween the chat there are lots of Patchwork demonstrations, with an idea to develop these into a future project.

Lots more creative workshops are on at Beetlefelt studios.

See; http://www.beetlefelt.co.uk/workshops.html

See you soon x