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Inkling by Kate Davies



An inkling might be regarded as the very beginning of a thought . . .

After an inspiring residency with the British Council and Applied Arts Scotland, Kate Davies took up inkle weaving and found that the experience of learning a new skill, completely from scratch, profoundly revivified her creative practice. Learning how to weave narrow patterned bands on an inkle loom allowed Kate to reflect upon the interconnections between different cultures and practices of making across the global north and south, and also helped her to approach the design process in a new way. The fifteen creative and colourful projects in this book are the result of such reflections. Alongside eleven patterns for hand-knitting—produced in Kate’s signature clear style, across an inclusive size range—are a selection of simple projects to weave on an inkle loom. This fresh, spirited, and colourful collection reveals the far-reaching creative potential of approaching design with a beginner’s mind and asking oneself, what if?  Might you be inspired by some inklings of your own?

Book includes 11 garment and accessory patterns for hand-knitting plus 4 drafts for plain and pick-up patterns to weave on an inkle loom.

Full colour, 108pp. Printed and bound in Glasgow.