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Alice Starmore (ne Alice Matheson) is a professional needleworker, photographer and author of books on needlework, born in Stornoway, Western Isles, Scotland.

Growing up in a traditional Scottish fishing community with Gaelic as her native language, knitting was one of the skills she learned at an early age, already creating her own designs by the age of five. She decided to make it into a profession in 1975, when she produced a collection which was sold in London boutiques. In 1978, she was awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship and travelled to Norway, Sweden and Finland to study their textile traditions. Her books are widely considered to be one of the authorities on Celtic and Fair Isle design and technique. As well as her books, she has written articles for Threads and Vogue Knitting magazines and now markets her own lines of threads and yarn.

In 1991 she founded Windfall Press, which started as a specialist publisher and producer of knitting titles but which is now known for its expertise in the design and production of books in Scottish Gaelic.

Her professional career has widened from knitting design into the sphere of fine art. Her first major solo exhibition, Mamba, was shown at An Lanntair, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis during Summer 2008. She makes occasional appearances at textile and knitting events, including recent presentations and worksops at the official Dutch Stitch 'n' Bitch Day (Rotterdam, 2006) and at I Knit London's Weekender (September 2009).

Her photographic work is now focused on the natural world, particularly birds and insects, and she contributes to publications of the British Dragonfly Society. She is regarded as an authority on Scottish moorland habitats, and is employed by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) as their Education Officer for the Isles of Lewis and Harris.

Her daughter, Jade Starmore, is a professional needleworker and artist, and has published her own books.

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Total Books: 40
Glamourie
2018 - Glamourie [Calla Editions] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781606600832
ISBN-10: 1606600834
Genres: Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction, Crafts, Hobbies & Home
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Tudor Roses
2017 - Tudor Roses (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780486817187
ISBN-10: 0486817180
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
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Charts for Color Knitting New and Expanded Edition
2011 - Charts for Color Knitting New and Expanded Edition (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780486484631
ISBN-10: 0486484637
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
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Aran Knitting New and Expanded Edition
2010 - Aran Knitting New and Expanded Edition (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780486478425
ISBN-10: 0486478424
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Alice Starmore's Book of Fair Isle Knitting
2009 - Alice Starmore's Book of Fair Isle Knitting (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780486472188
ISBN-10: 0486472183
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
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The Celtic Collection Twenty-Five Knitwear Designs for Men and Women
Fishermen's Sweaters 20 Exclusive Knitwear Designs for All Generations
2001 - Fishermen's Sweaters 20 Exclusive Knitwear Designs for All Generations (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780844671352
ISBN-10: 0844671355
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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The Children's Collection
2000 - The Children's Collection (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781883010805
ISBN-10: 1883010802
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Celtic Needlepoint
1999 - Celtic Needlepoint (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781570761546
ISBN-10: 157076154X
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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Pacific Coast Highway
1997 - Pacific Coast Highway (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780962558672
ISBN-10: 0962558672
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Aran Knitting
1997 - Aran Knitting (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781883010331
ISBN-10: 1883010330
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Stillwater
1996 - Stillwater (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780962558665
ISBN-10: 0962558664
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
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In the Hebrides
1995 - In the Hebrides (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780962558641
ISBN-10: 0962558648
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
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Fishermen's Sweaters Twenty Exclusive Knitwear Designs for All Generations
1995 - Fishermen's Sweaters Twenty Exclusive Knitwear Designs for All Generations (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781570760297
ISBN-10: 1570760292
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
  • Currently 4.8/5 Stars.
 5

Fishermen's Sweaters
1995 - Fishermen's Sweaters (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781854702579
ISBN-10: 1854702572
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Charts for Colour Knitting a Designer's Source Book From the Personal Collection of Alice Starmore
The Fair Isle Knitting Handbook Knitting Patterns - Techniques - Pattern Library
1990 - The Fair Isle Knitting Handbook Knitting Patterns - Techniques - Pattern Library (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780713722062
ISBN-10: 0713722061
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Sweaters for Men 22 Designs from the Scottish Isles
1989 - Sweaters for Men 22 Designs From the Scottish Isles (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780345345349
ISBN-10: 0345345347
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Knitting from the British Islands 30 Original Designs from Traditional Patterns
Scandinavian Knitwear 30 Original Designs From Traditional Patterns
Scandinavian Knitwear
Scandinavian Knitwear (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780713513080
ISBN-10: 071351308X
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