Best of British: Susie Watson


At the moment we’re in the middle of a short series called “Best of British” in the Bustle & Sew Magazine, in which we’re focussing on British design-led companies.  This month I was delighted to be able to feature Susie Watson Designs as I’ve adored her range of quintessentially English fabrics and ceramics for quite some time.  I must admit I hadn’t seen her new snowdrops range (above) before and I’m rather smitten, particularly with that lovely blue blanket, I can just see myself comfortably reclining on the sofa with it keeping my toes warm!  But I digress …

At just about this time last year – or perhaps a little later, I’m not quite sure, I purchased some lovely remnants from Susie’s Kingsbridge shop and used them in my Bunny Project – the pink bunny in the middle is a Susie Watson fabric, as are the patchwork pieces and the large stripey bunny in the top right picture.  I also used some of her pink gingham for my new kitchen blind last  year …

It’s hard to believe that picture was taken nearly a year ago – I don’t know what’s happened to the last 12 months!  One of the nicest things about Susie Watson Designs (other than her gorgeous designs of course) is that she is very concerned to ensure all her products are  Fair Trade, and over on her website she even provides videos to show parts of the manuafacturing process, including a great new film called “Making  Our Textiles in Southern India”  If you’d like to learn more about Susie Watson Designs then please do pop over to her website, and you can also find her on Facebook.


PS She’s also currently offering 10% off all fabric and trimmings – see you over there!


Nora Charles

Thank you for the lovely article. And thank you so much for your very lovely blog. I look forward to your emails and projects each month. Your embroideries and softies are so gentle and sweet. They always put a smile on my face. Hope to see many more in the months to come.


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