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”.

(click here to read entire biography in full)

Martin Storey

original designs  

original designs

previous page1... 25 26 27 28 29 ...34 of 34next page
from Rowan Classic Coast, Book 61
1323499497_2109bfcccd_m
from Rowan Classic Accessories
from Rowan Classic Accessories
Img_4687_small
from Rowan Classic Accessories
Dscf8195_small
from Rowan Classic Tweed, Book 21
Moira-1_l_small_best_fit
from Rowan Classic Tweed, Book 21
Glen_20scarf_20260x310_small
from Rowan Classic Tweed, Book 21
Lewis_small_best_fit
from Summerlite 4ply & DK Archive Collection
Nougat_202_small
from Rowan Classic Accessories
Img_1394_small
from Rowan Classic Travel, Book 22
1324764295_f6d271ef03_m
from Rowan Website
Sweater_rowan_small_best_fit
from Rowan The Kasbah Collection
Img_5463_small
from Rowan Classic Coast, Book 61
from Rowan Classic Travel, Book 22
Dsc08463_small
from Rowan Classic Mother & Baby, Book 19
2361257746_ed436a1b64_m
from Rowan Classic Mother & Baby, Book 19
2477462999_9334c02b55_m
from Rowan Classic Travel, Book 22
from Rowan Classic Accessories
Snowcap_from_ryc_accessories_small_best_fit
from Rowan Classic Travel, Book 22
from Rowan Classic Travel, Book 22
from Rowan Classic Tweed, Book 21
Fenella_20260x310_small_best_fit
from Rowan Classic Travel, Book 22
from Rowan Classic Accessories
from Rowan Classic Accessories
from Rowan Classic Travel, Book 22
from Rowan Classic Travel, Book 22
from Rowan Classic Travel, Book 22
from Let's Knit! Magazine 3, February 2008...
from Rowan Classic Travel, Book 22
from Rowan Classic Coast, Book 61
from Rowan Classic Travel, Book 22
from Rowan Classic Mother & Baby, Book 19
from Rowan Classic Travel, Book 22
from Rowan Classic Travel, Book 22
from Rowan Classic Travel, Book 22
from Rowan Classic Mother & Baby, Book 19
from Rowan Classic Nature, Book 18
from Rowan Classic Accessories
from Rowan Classic Accessories
from Simply Knitting 22, December 2006
Cover_small
from Rowan Classic Alpaca, Book 13
3838114114_4281d46781_m
from Knitting Magazine 041, September 2007
2179922740_3e966f3595_m
from Rowan Classic Alpaca, Book 13
Img_0481_small_best_fit
from Rowan Classic Alpaca, Book 13
Shetland_003_small
from Rowan on Ravelry
Celtic_small
from Rowan Classic Babies, Book 4
Ngobi_necklace_3_1275_small
from Classic Knits for Real Women
2405990661_123876aba7_m
from Simply Knitting 11, February 2006
2037378096_a2cc1b8608_m
from Rowan Classic Bambino Book 12
Imgp1489_small
previous page1... 25 26 27 28 29 ...34 of 34next page