Kate Davies is one of my favourite designers; Owls was my first ever attempt at a sweater pattern, which sadly only succeed in teaching me the value of gauge swatching, though I fully intend to try again one day 🙂
I recently (belatedly) discovered her blog, and was this morning treated to a wonderfully enlightening blog post about her friend Tom Van Deijnen, also known as Tom of Holland. It’s a fabulous read, and it got me thinking about how techniques can influence a creatives work. Tom specialises in becoming expert and perfecting techniques, then using them in ways that are new and exciting, because we nowadays take shortcuts to avoid them.
I’m a research hound, and I love to learn new things, new techniques and master them. His work has really inspired me to dig deeper into my research, and the skills I use when making something. Unfortunately his class at Brighton Unwind is sold out, but I will be attending this festival (my first ever fibre festival which is pretty exciting!) in July anyway 🙂