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Read what others are saying about Keep & Share! The entries are listed in date order (most recent first), and can be sorted according to topic or type using the links in the menu.

The Communication Review

When Your Seams Get Undone, Do You Learn to Sew or to Kill Monsters?
Radhika Gajjala
'New domesticity—which is a return to a lifestyle that centers domesticity “in the service of environmentalism, DIY culture, and personal fulfillment”—is taking shape in mostly Westernized DIY spaces. New domesticity exists in a neoliberal and digital DIY ontology that distinguishes itself from the domesticity of previous generations while also making claims to a “return.” This essay lays out some key issues that need to be taken into account regarding this emerging form of Wi-Fi gadget facilitated public engagement through domestic space while noting how the issue of unwaged labor resurfaces in the context of digital labor by women.'

Prick Your Finger

Keep and Share Party
Rachael Matthews
'Amy Twigger Holroyd’s party to celebrate a decade of her research and making of knitwear was in full swing. People came from all over, while ‘The Backbone of Britain’ hung, looming in the long gallery.'

TRAID blog

Keep and Share - A 10 Year Anniversary
Sarah Klymkiw
Blog post about the celebration of the 10 year anniversary of Keep & Share at Prick Your Finger.

Keep & Share: the first ten years

Self-published pamphlet
Amy Twigger Holroyd
In August 2014, to celebrate the ten year anniversary of Keep & Share, I produced a 16-page pamphlet in which I look back at the development and evolution of my work. The printed version of the pamphlet was produced in a limited edition of 100 copies. An interactive version is also available to download.

Prick Your Finger

10 years of 'Keep and Share' with Dr. Amy Twigger Holroyd, to be celebrated at Prick Your Finger
Rachael Matthews
'2004 was a great year for Knitting. Amy Twigger Holroyd, now known as Dr. Amy Twigger Holroyd, launched her project Keep and Share. To me, it feels really important for us all to celebrate Amy’s last decade ... she will be showing a variety of her works including a time line and a newly published pamphlet about her discoveries.'

Crafts

Why it's important to be open
Amy Twigger Holroyd
Amy Twigger Holroyd on collaborating and 'unventing' in the contemporary crafts world.

Birmingham City University

Knowledge Exchange in Design [film]
Knowledge Exchange in Design is an AHRC-funded project led by Birmingham Institute of Art and Design. The project brings together research students and early career researchers with partners from a range of organisations to work on a short, focused research project. The film profiles four projects, including my research residency at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.

Textile: The Journal of Cloth and Culture

Zen and the Abstract Machine of Knitting
Otto von Busch
'Comparing knitting to the protocols of software or the “Zen“ of the loops themselves may add a theoretical framework to help expose new dimensions of the underlying diagrams of knitting. With such an approach we may better understand the capacities with which to “hack“ the abstract machine of knitting, as we can see in the works of artists like Amy Twigger Holroyd and Rudiger Schlömer.'

Grist

Knit together: Can collaborative fashion change the way we approach clothing?
Darby Minow Smith
Extended interview about my work and research.

Craft & Design

Amy Twigger Holroyd: Keep & Share
Rachael Chambers
Feature on my work to coincide with the Made in the Middle exhibition.

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