Handywoman

Kate Davies

Description

Paralysed by a stroke at the age of 36, Kate Davies' world turned upside-down. Forced to change direction, Kate took a radical new creative path. Part memoir, part personal celebration of the power of making, Handywoman tells this story.

This is not a book about Kate's triumph over adversity. Rather, it is her account of the ordinary activities and everyday objects that stroke and disability made her see differently. From braiding hair for the first time to learning how to knit again; from the lessons of a working-class creative childhood to the support of the contemporary craft community; from the transformative effects of good design to developing a new identity as a disabled walker; in this engaging series of essays, Kate describes how the experience of brain injury allowed her to build a new kind of handmade life.

Details

  • Format
    Paperback
  • Pages
    260
  • Size
    205 x 160mm
  • Publisher
    Kate Davies Designs
  • ISBN
    9780957466685
Status
In stock for immediate dispatch
Stock Code
190310
Our Price
$44.99