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Inspired by Islay
Ìle ghorm an fheòir / green grassy Islay, is a beautiful and fascinating Hebridean island, and a place with a particularly special meaning for Kate Davies.
In this stunning new collection with her own Buachaille yarn, Kate takes inspiration from Islay’s landscape to create twelve new designs. From modern haps to traditional kilt hose; from Fairisle hoodies to cabled cardigans; the designs are arranged in four “stories” each of which explores a different island locale. With their roots in Islay’s distinctive history and culture, Kate’s designs suggest the rich breadth and depth of inspiration the island affords, from the archaeological legacy of the Lords of the Isles to the poetry and song of the Islay bards. In addition to Kate’s patterns, this book brings together beautiful photography of Islay by Tom Barr with essays by four contributors who share their varied local expertise. Gordon Yates introduces Islay’s wildlife, Anna MacQuarrie explores the important legacy of Gaelic in the island landscape, Jane Hunter explores Islay’s geology through the intriguing medium of tweed and stitches, while Susan Campbell tells us more about the island’s handcrafts. Open the pages of this beautiful book, join Kate on a journey to the Hebrides, and you too will be Inspired by Islay.
The club subscription comprises:
*12 individual patterns (delivered as weekly digital downloads to your Ravelry library).
*10% discount on all products in the KDD shop for the full term of the subscription (December 14th to March 5th).
*exclusive access to a new Buachaille yarn shade
*Weekly email updates (photography, essays, interviews) for 12 weeks, delivered to your inbox via an exclusive club newsletter.
*Full-colour 120 page Inspired by Islay book, delivered to your chosen address at the end of the club period (shipping early March).
*Taking you through the winter months with a whole season of inspiration, a single club subscription costs just £30, with everything included, wherever in the world you are.
Ordering information: You can join the club at any time during the subscription period and will receive all previously-issued patterns automatically in your Ravelry library. When placing your order, please be sure to correctly enter your Ravelry username when checking out (this ensures you will receive all pattern updates). Please double check that your email address and address / delivery details are completely correct before placing your order and if you notice an error afterwards please contact us.
Please note: In order for us to process your Inspired by Islay membership efficiently, your subscription must be purchased alone, as a single order, without any other product(s). If you wish to purchase other products from the shop please place a separate order. And if you'd like to order a second subscription as a gift for a friend or family member, please place a separate order for them (ensuring you enter their delivery address and Ravelry username correctly).