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 Softknit Collection
from Simple Shapes Handknit Cotton
from Simple Shapes Cotton Glace
from Simple Shapes Handknit Cotton
from Simple Shapes Cotton Glace
from Simple Shapes Cotton Glace
from Softknit Collection
from Simple Shapes Handknit Cotton
from Knitting Magazine 111, January 2013
from Simple Shapes Handknit Cotton
from Simple Shapes Cotton Glace
from Rowan 53
from Simple Shapes Cotton Glace
from Rowan 53
from Scottish Heritage Knits
from Scottish Heritage Knits
from Scottish Heritage Knits
from Scottish Heritage Knits
from Scottish Heritage Knits
from Scottish Heritage Knits
from Scottish Heritage Knits
from Scottish Heritage Knits
from Scottish Heritage Knits
from Scottish Heritage Knits
from Scottish Heritage Knits
from Scottish Heritage Knits
from Scottish Heritage Knits
from Scottish Heritage Knits
from Scottish Heritage Knits
from Knitting Magazine 110, December 2012
from Rowan Website
from Knitting Magazine 109, November 2012
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from Wool Week 2012
from Kidsilk Haze Glamour Collection
from Knitting Magazine 108, October 2012
from The Knitter, Issue 51
from Kidsilk Haze Glamour Collection
from Easy Winter Knits
from Easy Winter Knits
from Easy Winter Knits
from Easy Winter Knits
from The Knitter, Issue 48
from Easy Winter Knits
from Easy Winter Knits
from Easy Winter Knits
from Easy Winter Knits
from Easy Winter Knits
from Easy Winter Knits
from Easy Winter Knits
from Easy Winter Knits