Kate Davies’ newest book is now on our shelves. Let’s take a peek inside Inspired by Islay.
Kate Davies is a knitwear designer and writer who I very much admire, for her traditional-looking, smartly-crafted patterns as well as her academic approach to textiles. Her books are always good reads as well as good knits, putting her work in a larger historical and cultural context, and bursting with glorious photography by her talented partner, Tom Barr.
The book features a collection of designs inspired, as the title suggests, by the Scottish island of Islay, a place of personal importance to Davies. She also enlisted the help of a geologist, wildlife photographer, and Gaelic heritage consultant, among others, to paint a rich portrait of the island. Read more about the fascinating process behind the book on Davies’ blog.
See you at the shop!