Looking out beyond the lighthouse, there is once again that restless end-of-summer feeling: to knit a sweater, to tell a story, to turn your face to the sun as you prepare for darker nights and colder days …
A collection of 10 designs, inspired by a beautiful tidal landscape
Essays and photography, celebrating the island and its story
Like many other artists, makers and writers, Kate Davies and Tom Barr have been inspired by Davaar, the spectacular tidal island whose rocky silhouette defines the Campbeltown coastline. Kate began by creating a new collection of garments and accessories and, alongside this balanced and varied range of Scottish knitwear, Kate and Tom tell the story of Davaar in words and pictures exploring the shifting relationship of land and water, the island’s distinctive and immediately recognisable built structures, its interesting wartime experience, and the controversial painting and preservation of what is now its most famous feature. With Tom’s beautiful photography celebrating the landscape of south Kintyre, this is a book to be inspired by, and to think with, as well as to knit from.
It’s time to cast on, and to set forth for Davaar…
112pp. Designed and printed here in Scotland.