This year we’re collaborating with innovative designer Bristol Ivy.
Drawing on what inspires her most when designing and teaching, this book will include exercises to help you explore beyond the boundaries of traditional techniques, push your creativity, manipulate fabric and with a little sprinkling of maths, help you put it all together. It will also include plenty of patterns by Bristol using the techniques explained in the book, all in her geometric and elegant style. We can’t wait!
Join us for the launch at Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool Festival 2017
We are incredibly excited to be publishing the collabrative design series Interpretations by none other than Joji Locatelli and Veera Välimäki! This series follows the journey of two friends from opposite sides of the world combining their love of their countries and beautiful knitwear.
Volume 1 marked the beginning of an entirely new approach to designing, and their dream project has evolved to include four beautiful volumes, all available in print! Each volume includes six themes, six words with two designs inspired by each word, showing a personal take on each of these themes. These lovely books are destined to become collectors items, not to mention beautiful resources of patterns that you’re going to want to come back to time and again.
Our love of print now extends beyond the realm of magazines and our very first book is Take Heart: A Transatlantic Knitting Journey by Fiona Alice. You may recognise Fiona’s name from the gorgeous patterns she has designed for Pom Pom Quarterly in the past, and we are thrilled to be able to expand upon her distinctive design aesthetic, beautiful illustration style, and thoughtful writing.
Take Heart traces a path across the Atlantic from Fiona’s hometown in Nova Scotia, to where she now resides in London. The book was photographed by longtime Pom Pom collaborator Juju Vail, with the stunning Welsh seaside as the backdrop.
Each pattern is lovingly illustrated by Fiona, along with heartfelt writing detailing her inspiration behind each one. We believe that handmade objects are imbued with the stories of those who make them, and nowhere is that more evident than here.
featuring 11 accessory patterns using yarns from locally owned British & Canadian companies including
SweetGeorgia // Handmaiden Fine Yarn // John Arbon Textiles // Illimani // The Uncommon Thread // Kettle Yarn Co // Toft Alpaca // The Border Mill
printed in London // 100% FSC certified uncoated paper // softcover // 102 pages