From the creators of Pom Pom Quarterly comes their first book Take Heart: A Transatlantic Knitting Journey by Fiona Alice. You may recognise Fiona’s name from the gorgeous patterns she has designed for Pom Pom Quarterly in the past, and this book expands upon her distinctive design aesthetic, beautiful illustration style, and thoughtful writing.
Take Heart traces a path across the Atlantic from Fiona’s hometown in Nova Scotia, to where she now resides in London. The book was photographed by longtime Pom Pom collaborator Juju Vail, with the stunning Welsh seaside as the backdrop.
Each pattern is lovingly illustrated by Fiona, along with heartfelt writing detailing her inspiration behind each one. We believe that handmade objects are imbued with the stories of those who make them, and nowhere is that more evident than here.
Featuring 11 accessory patterns using yarns from locally owned British & Canadian companies including
SweetGeorgia // Handmaiden Fine Yarn // John Arbon Textiles // Illimani // The Uncommon Thread // Kettle Yarn Co // Toft Alpaca // The Border Mill
printed in London // 100% FSC certified uncoated paper // softcover // 102 pages
I’m Fiona Alice, a textile artist and knitwear designer from Halifax, Nova Scotia. I am a Fine Art graduate from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University where I majored in Textiles and Fashion. I’ve been knitting for the past few years and crafting before I can even remember!
I’m currently living in London, UK, where I work at the yarn shop Loop.
I’m also on Instagram and Twitter: @fiona_alice_