Bristol1

Today’s hap is a symphony in intarsia from inventive designer, Bristol Ivy. Bristol is interviewed today over on Jen’s blog, where you can read more about her creative ethos, and why you don’t need to be intimidated by intarsia.
Bristol3

Bristol’s Harewood hap is one of the designs in this collection that made me gasp when I first saw the sample. So many things about it blow me away – from its simple everyday inspiration (in domestic interiors, quilts and floorboards) to the apparent effortlessness that seems to characterise the movement of those chevrons, hither and yon across the surface of the fabric. I just love it.

Bristol8

After Edinburgh Yarn Festival in March, Bristol came out to visit us for a couple of days so we could take some photographs of her modelling her hap. As I’m out and about walking, I often look for spots that I think would make good locations for photography. The week before Bristol’s visit, I passed through this copse of birches and oaks on the banks of Loch Lomond, and felt that the angles of the trunks and branches would make a great backdrop for her design.

Bristol13

We had a great afternoon, weather-wise, and I rather enjoyed styling Bristol, and assisting Tom. Sometimes its quite nice not to be in front of the camera. I love all of Tom’s photos, but I think these ones of Bristol by Loch Lomond are really pretty special.

Bristol17

Bristol’s beautiful and graphic Harewood hap is a great example of the innovation in construction and surface design that makes her work so very exciting. I think hands down she’s one of the most interesting designers around at the moment. She’s also a superb model. . .

Bristol16

. . . and an all round good egg.

Bristol13

You can see the hap patterns as they are revealed each day on Ravelry, and pre order The Book of Haps here.

I’ll be back tomorrow with an interview from another inventive hap designer!

Bristol19

Thankyou, Bristol, for creating your beautiful hap.

16 thoughts on “Harewood Hap

  1. Beautiful. Really love the way this pattern plays with stillness and movement. A beautiful piece of design.
    Well done Bristol.
    And what a classy sex-bomb!
    Congratulations to all.

    Like

  2. Absolutely incredible design!!! I can see knitters using many other colors for this pattern. Black and white would be especially striking.

    Like

  3. I have pre-ordered this book and each day the wraps are so lovely I am going to have a difficult time deciding which to start first. Bristol’s wrap is amazing.

    Like

  4. Hi Kate,

    I would love to sell your books in my yarn store, can you please tell me where I could order. So nice to see you have another great book, cannot wait to see it and knit a Hap shawl:-)

    Thanks and kind regards,

    Lia Rozendaal “Koperdraadje”

    Op 22-5-2016 om 13:58 schreef Kate Davies Designs: > WordPress.com > Kate Davies posted: ” Today’s hap is a symphony in intarsia from > inventive designer, Bristol Ivy. Bristol is interviewed today over on > Jen’s blog, where you can read more about her creative ethos, and why > you don’t need to be intimidated by intarsia. Bristol’s Harew” >

    Like

  5. Holy moly, that’s amazing! Bristol is one beautiful, talented, smart, funny young lady. I’m not a shawl knitter, but I think this one will have to go in my queue! Great work all around.

    Like

leave a comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s