Martin Storey

Martin Storey

A snippet from the KnitRowan website:

Martin Storey was born in Hull and raised on the family pig farm in the village of Beeford on the East Yorkshire coast. Martin was taught to knit as a small child by an inspirational primary school teacher who saw nothing unusual in teaching needlecrafts to boys and girls alike. Martin remembers his early school years with fondness, but his subsequent education at Grammar school proved a stark contrast with Martin struggling to find an outlet for his creative side…

… Martin {became} chief designer for the Jaeger brand which was taken under Rowan’s wing in 1995. In 2005 he was chosen as the designer to spearhead the new brand of Rowan Classic. A role he is still responsible for today, pulling together several brochures a year under the Rowan Classic banner which has become the hall mark for Classic style with a modern twist.

Martin is a keen collector or porcelain and ceramics and fills his home with vintage textiles and pieces picked up on trips abroad and at local markets. He also collects vintage soft toys and puppets. All these pieces act as inspiration for Martin’s designs, but he is constantly on the look out for new ideas. “I always make sure I have a notebook close by to jot down what I see or make a sketch to remind me”.

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Martin Storey

original designs  

original designs

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from Rowan on Ravelry
Corralina_small_best_fit
from Knit Now, Issue 74, May 2017
23_03_17_cn_kn8970_small_best_fit
from Afghan Knits
Ice_cushion_3_small_best_fit
from Afghan Knits
Little_folks_blanket_2_small_best_fit
from Afghan Knits
Wintry_blanket_2_small_best_fit
from Afghan Knits
Mod_1_small_best_fit
from Afghan Knits
Ssb2_small_best_fit
from Afghan Knits
Color_blocks_blanket_2_small_best_fit
from Afghan Knits
Little_folks_cushion_1_small_best_fit
from Afghan Knits
Sunset_cushion_2_-_copy__2__small_best_fit
from Afghan Knits
Winter_trees_pillow_1_small_best_fit
from Afghan Knits
Springtime_blanket_small_best_fit
from Afghan Knits
Beach_stripes_blanket_small
from Afghan Knits
Ssp1_small_best_fit
from Afghan Knits
Beach_stripe_mat_1_small_best_fit
from Afghan Knits
Color_blocks_pillow_1_small_best_fit
from Afghan Knits
Springtime_cushion_small_best_fit
from Rowan 61
Destiny_1_small_best_fit
from Rowan 61
Seaham_1_small_best_fit
from Rowan 61
Nirvana_1_small
from Scandinavian Knits
Img_3713_small_best_fit
from Scandinavian Knits
Gudrun_mittens_small
from Rowan 61
Celestial_2_small_best_fit
from Little Rowan Explorers
Explore_tiger_small
from Rowan 61
Rockling___mussel_1_small_best_fit
from Rowan 61
Anaadi_2_small_best_fit
from Rowan 61
61_peace_-_moonbeam_small_best_fit
from Rowan 61
Barricane___croyde_1_small_best_fit
from Scandinavian Knits
Stig_cushion_small
from Little Rowan Explorers
Explore_sundance_cowl_small_best_fit
from Scandinavian Knits
Elsa_poncho_small
from Scandinavian Knits
Soren_sweater_small
from Scandinavian Knits
Rona_cardigan_small
from Rowan 61
Bommie_1_small
from Rowan 61
Whelk_1_small_best_fit
from Scandinavian Knits
Klaus_1_small
from Scandinavian Knits
Anders_waistcoat_small
from Little Rowan Explorers
Explore_sundance_small
from Scandinavian Knits
Thor_cowl_small
from Scandinavian Knits
Frode_small_best_fit
from Little Rowan Explorers
Explore_pilot_small
from Scandinavian Knits
Christa_hat_2_small_best_fit
from Little Rowan Explorers
Explore_diamond_sky_small
from Scandinavian Knits
Ebba_front_small_best_fit
from Scandinavian Knits
Thora_scarf_2_small_best_fit
from Little Rowan Explorers
Explore_deacon_small_best_fit
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