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  

from The Knitter, Issue 5
from Rowan Classic Family
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from Rowan Classic Family
from Rowan Classic Family
from The Knitter, Issue 4
from Rowan Classic Family
from Rowan Classic Family
from Rowan Classic Family
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from Jaeger Handknits JB31: 22 Designer Ga...
from Rowan 45
from Jaeger Handknits JB36, The Natural Fl...
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from Jaeger Handknits JB14: 12 Designs by ...
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from Jaeger Handknits JB33, 24 Designer Ga...
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from Jaeger Handknits JB22, 38 Designer Ac...
from Jaeger Handknits JB19, 12 Designer Ga...
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from Rowan Classic Romance
from Rowan Classic Winter Solace
from Rowan Classic Winter Solace
from Rowan Classic Reminiscence
from Rowan 46
from Knitting Goes Large
from Rowan Classic Winter Solace
from Rowan 45
from Rowan 45
from Rowan Classic Reminiscence
from Rowan Classic Romance
from Rowan Miniature Classics
from Rowan Classic Reminiscence
from Rowan Classic Heartland
from Rowan Classic Winter Solace
from Rowan Classic Heartland
from Rowan Classic Reminiscence
from Rowan Classic Romance
from Rowan Classic Reminiscence
from Rowan Studio 17
from Rowan Miniature Classics
from Rowan Classic Romance
from Rowan Classic Romance
from Rowan Classic Reminiscence
from Rowan Classic Romance
from Rowan Classic Romance
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from Rowan Classic Heartland
from Rowan Classic Reminiscence
from Rowan Classic Winter Solace
from Knitting Goes Large
from Rowan Classic Heartland
from Rowan Classic Winter Solace