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Kate Davies Designs

Colour Moves - Kate Davies

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  • By Kate Davies

    In the first book to be published under KDD's new Make // Mark* imprint, British-Italian designer, Claudia Fiocchetti presents a collection of bold and appealing accessory designs.

    From the 17 patterns included here, you might choose to knit a pair of elegant gloves; a long circular snood; a tam with a kaleidoscopic crown; or one of 5 different matching sets for head and hands.

    Drawing inspiration from everything from Italian architectural façades to the snow-capped mountains of Abruzzo; from antique mosaics and carpets to the found motifs of the natural world; each pattern reveals Claudia’s particularly attentive, creative and emotive approach to colourful design.

    Includes complementary ebook which, rather than being emailed upon purchase, is included on a code sticker inside the printed book to enable you to download via Ravelry.

    *Make // Mark is an initiative designed specifically to support and promote the work of first-time authors and designers. Through the scheme, the KDD team share our skills and mentor new talent in an industry which (like other areas of publishing) isn't yet as inclusive or enabling as it should be. Make // Mark authors and designers learn about the full process of independent book and pattern publishing, and are paid generously for their work, retaining all design and literary rights. Any profits KDD makes from book sales are redirected into developing the scheme and taking it forward, helping us to support and promote the work of other new authors and designers.

    Claudia is an Italian/British wall-painting and stone conservator whose love of art and colour, the natural world and architectural design, has inspired a truly beautiful collection of accessories.

  • Paperback:
    104 pages

    21 x 21 x 1.3 cm

    Kate Davies Designs

  • My name is Kate Davies. I live by Scotland’s West Highland Way where I love writing, knitting walking, and swimming in the wonderful landscapes that surround me. I find that each of these activities has a creative and a critical dimension and the best of possible worlds is one in which I productively combine them all.

    Knitting is one of my greatest loves, and in 2010 (when a stroke at the age of 36 ended my academic career)  I began Kate Davies Designs (KDD) creating digital patterns for hand knitters. The business lent me a platform to combine my skills in research, writing and design, and rapidly grew into a small publishing company through which I began to produce my own books. In Colours of Shetland (2012), Yokes (2014), Buachaille: At Home in The Highlands (2015), The Book of Haps (2016), Shetland Oo (2016), Inspired by Islay(2017), Happit (2017), West Highland Way (2018) Shore (2018) and Milarrochy Heids (2018) I bring my passions for historical writing and practical creativity together.  Nothing makes me happier than seeing knitters all over the world enjoying my books and making and wearing my designs.