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Yokes – Kate Davies

26,55

Yokes – Kate Davies

26,55


Print book + complimentary digital download

In this  book, writer and designer Kate Davies unravels the tale of one of the Twentieth Century’s most distinctive sweater styles – the circular yoke. From Shetland and Iceland to Canada and Sweden, Kate’s essays and conversations take you on a journey around the North Atlantic, exploring the yoke’s intriguing and often surprising regional narratives.

A garment with unexpected national and political resonances; an important marker of personal and cultural identity; a fashionable barometer of trends and technical transformations from the 1920s to today, yokes have connected the lives and livelihoods of many different women. In this book you’ll hear the voices of those women, from designers to artists, from knitters to entrepreneurs. You will read about Elizabeth Zimmermann’s seamless innovations, learn more of Kerstin Olsson’s knitterly aesthetics, and discover the fascinating influence of the Greenlandic nuilarmiut.

The essays and conversations are accompanied by a collection of eleven signature yoke patterns. Featuring a wide range of design elements from colourwork and cables to beads and texture, Kate has created a yoke for every knitter.

3 in stock

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Extra Info

Language

English

Kate Davies lives in a small steading on the edge of the Scottish Highlands where she loves writing, designing, and walking in the wonderful landscapes that surround her. She finds that each of these activities has a creative and a critical dimension and the best of possible worlds is one in which she productively combines them all. She has a doctorate in eighteenth-century history, and have written books, essays and feature articles on a wide range of topics from the American Revolution to the history of lace. Kate has particular expertise in textile history, women’s history, and design, and these interests are combined in her popular books Colours of Shetland (2012), Yokes (2014), The Book of Haps (2016) and Inspired by Islay (2017).

 

Additional information

Language

English

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