The Spring/Summer 2014 season looks to two opposing directions, one heavenly and future facing, the other grounded and ancient in its appeal. We see a mix of delicate pastel lace designs, bold and beautiful stripes and inspiring colour blended stripes, rustic textures and handcrafted artisan crochet. We see inspiration taken from Moorish tile art, Antique floral lace patterns and geographical patterning that can be found in rock formations.
Rowan is showcasing three stories to reflect these major trends for the Spring/Summer 2014 season: Clarity - inspired by the delicate beauty of historic lace and Irish crochet making. Legacy - influences from ancient, worn landscapes and patterning found in rock formations. Essentials - takes a new direction this season by concentrating on another major trend - stripes, whilst still promoting the key shapes of the season.
Launched 15th January 2014, from the Rowan Spring/Summer 2014 collection.
We are excited to bring you news of our first ever crochet along, set to kick off in March.
With project options of a beautiful baby blanket, a ladies shawl, a small cushion and a scarf, participants will have the chance to familiarise themselves with the new Summerlite 4ply yarn; a perfect choice for crochet.
For our first crochet along, we have chosen to work with our popular in-house designer Lisa Richardson. Inspired by shape and texture, Lisa’s designs showcase interesting stitch details, unique garment structure and stylish techniques with a classically understated, yet innovative brilliance.
Crochet this inspirational rug, a free pattern to download as part of the Trent Homeware Online Collection. Designed by Nottingham Trent University student Emma Bryans using one of our most popular yarns Big Wool (wool), this rug is constructed from 30 crochet motifs which are joined together in strips to make this unique rug.
Crochet this homeware waste paper bin cover, a free pattern to download as part of the Trent Homeware Online Collection. Designed by Nottingham Trent University student Amy Hannah using one of our most popular yarns Big Wool (wool) and our traditionally spun Yorkshire yarn Rowan Tweed (wool), this is the perfect way to make a ordinary wire bin look more appealing! This cover will fit a paper bin with a 25 cm diametre and 34 cm height.
Knit this ladies accessory cowl, designed exclusively for Knitrowan by Sarah Hatton. Using our super soft yarns Brushed Fleece (wool, alpaca and polyamide) and Fur (wool and polyamide), one ball of each yarn is enough to make either two cowls or a version twice as long.