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”.

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Martin Storey

original designs

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Bounty
Easy Fleece Style
Cutler Hat
Easy Fleece Style
Bandana Cowl
Easy Fleece Style
Mariner
Easy Fleece Style
Cutler Wrap
Easy Fleece Style
Compass
Easy Fleece Style
Clipper
Easy Fleece Style
Bandana Hat
Easy Fleece Style
Hook - with Skull Motif
Easy Fleece Style
Hook - Striped Version
Easy Fleece Style
Reef
Easy Fleece Style
Stormy
Easy Fleece Style
Calico
Easy Fleece Style
Skipper
Easy Fleece Style
Agyness
MODE at Rowan - Collection Seven
Huxley
MODE at Rowan - Collection Seven
Krini
MODE at Rowan - Collection Seven
Tyra
MODE at Rowan - Collection Seven
Beckford
Rowan Yarns' Ravelry Store
Ursa
Modern Knits in Kid Classic
Lux
Modern Knits in Kid Classic
Leora
Modern Knits in Kid Classic
Juno
Modern Knits in Kid Classic
Halley
Modern Knits in Kid Classic
Crescent
Modern Knits in Kid Classic
Calypso
Modern Knits in Kid Classic
Astra
Modern Knits in Kid Classic
Wild
Rowan Magazine 72
Starlet
Rowan Magazine 72
Pyramid
Rowan Magazine 72
Lovelace
Rowan Magazine 72
Bubbly
Rowan Magazine 72
Boule
Rowan Magazine 72
Love Tea Cosy
Rowan Website
Mini Barton
Rowan Mini Knits
Mini Garrick
Rowan Mini Knits
Mini Bret
Rowan Mini Knits
Mini Pumpkin
Rowan Mini Knits
Mini Citron
Rowan Mini Knits
Mini Hank
Rowan Mini Knits
Mini Cornwallis
Rowan Mini Knits
Mini Alexie
Rowan Mini Knits
Mini Bark
Rowan Mini Knits
Mini Skibo
Rowan Mini Knits
Mini Plume
Rowan Mini Knits
Suki
Rowan Website
Buzz
Easy Style
Comfy
Easy Style
Dash
Easy Style
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