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Published on Apr 10, 2018
In 2010, Kate Davies’ life turned upside down when she was paralysed by a stroke at the age of 36. Forced to abandon her academic career, Kate turned her hand to something completely different, establishing a small business producing designs for handknitters. Now the director of an award-winning company involved in many aspects of manufacturing and design, Kate talks about how creative endeavour and the hard work of recovery for her went hand in hand. Kate Davies is a knitwear designer and author, writing on many topics from disability and design to textile history and women’s history. She’s published eight books about hand knitting, lives in west-central Scotland, and loves her local landscape. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx