Publishing news

In recent years, the book-publishing side of what we do here at KDD has grown pretty dramatically. We’ve made some exciting changes that reflect that growth – both in the way we distribute our titles as well as in the kinds of books we publish. You’ll find more about the latter topic towards the end…

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Making books by hand: part 2

Hi, it’s Tom again, with part 2 of my series about my new adventures in book making – and specifically about making a particular book, which I’ve named Latitude. Latitude is a photographic project I’ve been working on for the past year or so. It’s a made-object, as much as it is a collection of…

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Making books by hand: part 1

Hello, everyone. It’s Tom here – popping in to the KDD blog to share my latest obsession – making books by hand. . . One of the most enjoyable aspects of my work at Kate Davies Designs is the making of books. I’ve talked about the creative choices involved in making a book with a…

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Happit!

We’ve just published a new wee book — HAPPIT! Happit is a collection of five of my favourite simple shawl and wrap designs. Featuring Buachaille, together with three lovely yarns from my friends at Fyberspates, the five patterns included are the Betty Mouat Cowl, Fantoosh, Funchal Moebius, A Hap for Harriet, and Ottar. Most of…

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two new books

It is always lovely to be sent copies of new books – particularly when they are inspirational tomes from folk I like and admire. Here are two I’ve recently received. This is Windswept by Marie Wallin. You’ll all know Marie from being, until last year, Rowan’s creative director. While continuing to work with Rowan as…

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goodbye . . . hello

Say hello and goodbye to about half of today’s ‘to go’ pile. I had not intended the disposal of my academic books to turn into a wholescale excavation of the existing contents of our bookshelves, but that is what has now happened. When you consider that I have already disposed of over 40 boxes of…

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on the disposal of books

Not the best few days I’ve ever had. I began dealing with the boxes slowly. But two of my neighbours, seeing me struggling with books up and down the tenement stair, kindly decided to help me. In just a couple of hours, we had transferred the contents of the boxes into my living room. It…

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September

It is is a lovely time of year. of fruits . . . . . . seedheads . . . . . . and turning leaves. Jesus seems even more than ordinarily contemplative. . . . . . and Bruce enjoys sampling the Autumnal undergrowth. . . For academics as well as students, this is…

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