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 Rowan Classic Garden, Book 2
from Rowan Classic Holiday, Book 3
from Rowan Cotton Rope Collection
from Rowan Classic Garden, Book 2
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from Rowan Classic Woman
from Rowan Classic Woman
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from Rowan Classic Café, Book One
from Rowan Classic Woman
from Rowan Classic Garden, Book 2
from Rowan Classic Holiday, Book 3
from Rowan Classic Winter, Book 6
from Rowan Classic Babies, Book 4
from Rowan Big It Up
from Rowan Cotton Rope Collection
from Rowan Classic Babies, Book 4
from Rowan Classic Home, Book 5
from Rowan Classic Winter, Book 6
from Rowan Classic Holiday, Book 3
from Rowan Classic Weekend, Book 8
from Rowan Big It Up
from Rowan Cotton Rope Collection
from Rowan Classic Winter, Book 6
from Rowan Classic Babies, Book 4
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from Rowan Big It Up
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from Rowan Cotton Rope Collection
from Rowan Classic Woman
no photo
from Rowan Classic Winter, Book 6
from Rowan Classic Babies, Book 4
no photo
from Rowan Big It Up
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from Classic Knits for Real Women
from Rowan Classic Home, Book 5
no photo
from Rowan Classic Holiday, Book 3
from Rowan Classic Café, Book One
no photo
from Rowan Cotton Rope Collection
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from Rowan Denim People
from Rowan Yarns' Ravelry Store
from Rowan Yarns' Ravelry Store
from Rowan 35
from Rowan 35
from Vogue Knitting: Accessorize
from Rowan Cotton Braid
from Rowan 36
from Jaeger Handknits JB28, 16 Designer Me...
from Jaeger Handknits JB28, 16 Designer Me...
from Rowan Original Denim Online Collection
from Jaeger Handknits JB25, 15 Designer Ga...
from Rowan Vintage Knits
from Jaeger Handknits JB28, 16 Designer Me...
from Jaeger Handknits JB28, 16 Designer Me...
from Jaeger Handknits JB29, 27 Designer Ga...