If you are not on the Kate Davies email newsletter list . . . now is your moment. Her new project, The Book of Haps, is coming! Pre-orders begin Thursday, May 19th!
I’ll admit that Kate Davies’ books are a particular love of mine; eh hem, so much so that I will travel around London looking for copies of her books. I reviewed a a copy of Yokes here. As a fellow academic, I appreciate Davies approach to fiber and pattern and history; her research is both fascinating and fun–and very thorough. She pays attention to place, culture, practical information, and the people behind the designs. Indeed, my favorite parts of her books tend to be the essays about fiber history.
The hap shawl has had quite a revival in the past couple of years with KALs, patterns, blog post, etc. Davies book promises to round out the contextual knowledge about this particular, practical garment with five essays and thirteen(!) patterns by designers such as Carol Feller, Bristol Ivy, Gudrun Johnston, and many others–including Davies herself.
Patterns are going to be revealed each day on Davies’ blog; you can check out a Behind the Scenes post here, in the meantime.
Is anyone else excited about this book release??