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 Aran Knits: 23 Contemporary Designs U...
from Dalesmen
from Aran Knits: 23 Contemporary Designs U...
from Rowan 49
from Knitting Magazine 089, May 2011
from Knitting Magazine 085, January 2011, ...
from Let's Knit! Magazine 37, December 2010
from Nordic Knits: 25 Stylish Small Projects
from Nordic Knits: 25 Stylish Small Projects
from Nordic Knits: 25 Stylish Small Projects
from Nordic Knits: 25 Stylish Small Projects
from Nordic Knits: 25 Stylish Small Projects
from Nordic Knits: 25 Stylish Small Projects
from Nordic Knits: 25 Stylish Small Projects
from Nordic Knits: 25 Stylish Small Projects
from Nordic Knits: 25 Stylish Small Projects
from Nordic Knits: 25 Stylish Small Projects
from Nordic Knits: 25 Stylish Small Projects
from Knitting Magazine 085, January 2011
from Nordic Knits: 25 Stylish Small Projects
from Nordic Knits: 25 Stylish Small Projects
from Nordic Knits: 25 Stylish Small Projects
from Nordic Knits: 25 Stylish Small Projects
from Knitting Magazine 082, November 2010
from Nordic Knits: 25 Stylish Small Projects
from Nordic Knits: 25 Stylish Small Projects
from Nordic Knits: 25 Stylish Small Projects
from The Knitter, Issue 25
from Nordic Knits: 25 Stylish Small Projects
from Rowan Website
from Jaeger Handknits JM09
from Rowan Website
from Rowan Website
from Nordic Knits: 25 Stylish Small Projects
from The Knitter, Issue 24
from Woman's Weekly Knitting & Crochet Spe...
from Rowan Silk Twist Classics
from Nordic Knits: 25 Stylish Small Projects
from Rowan Silk Twist Classics
from Rowan Silk Twist Classics
from Rowan Website
from Knitting Magazine 080, September 2010...
from Rowan Homestead Classics
from Rowan Homestead Classics
from The Knitter, Issue 22
from Rowan Homestead Classics
from Rowan Homestead Classics
from Rowan Silk Twist Classics
from Rowan Silk Twist Classics