Tag Archives: Manchester

Gloriously sunny @RNCMvoice #spring #sound #sticks #workshop #Matisse #inspiration

21 Mar

 

Another glorious family day workshop at Royal Northern College of workshop yesterday with kids and their adults. Lots of fab Sound Sticks created inspired by Matisse cut outs. Thank you to everyone who came and took part. Lots of familar faces now 😉 Next up is World Book Day at RNCM on 26th June. See you there x

Suffolk Puffs or YoYos?

26 Jun

As part of Didsbury Create I ran a suffolk puff brooch making workshop. Suffolk Puffs are also called YoYo’s stateside.

Workshop_Leaflet[1]And here are some of the cute creations from the workshop;

Thanks Ladies for getting stuck in with the stitching.

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

Ugandan Quilt

8 Jan

In between all the festivities, I stitched a quilt;

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My friend Rachel supports the work of Pastor Alfred Adundo and the NGO he runs; Macedonian Vision Africa (MVA) in Jinga, Uganda. MVA works with the people in Masese, a slum on the edge of Jinga. Part of the project involves running a vocational tailoring course for young women in Masese. The idea is that we set up a community co-operative linked to the tailoring course, employing the young women to make Ugandan quilts which will be then sold via my quilt business. This lost wax fabric sample quilt, made from fabric produced at a local factory, is the first step of that process. I’m hoping 2014 will not only be exciting time for my own British Made quilts, but also the start of a Jinga community quilt making co-operative.

I’ll let you know how we get on…..

 

http://www.quiltsbylisawatson.co.uk

 

 

 

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

My quilts are being made now!

26 Sep

Here’s a link to my lisawatsonquilts wordpress blog;

http://lisawatsonquilts.wordpress.com/2013/09/26/my-quilts-are-being-made-now/

For more information on my new quilt collection; Lisa Watson quilts

More quilt information to follow v.shortly. Lx

 

 

Manchester Mega Mela

31 Jul

Wow, the Manchester Mela at the beginning of July was a fantastic day, and great fun getting creative making cards with tradition Indian printing blocks.

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Thanks to all you guys who came and had a go. x