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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.

Wovember

Amy Twigger Holroyd on Working with Wool…
Felicity Ford
"To round up our “Working with Wool” phase of WOVEMBER and to set the scene for the last and final theme for our month-long celebration – “Wearing Wool” – we have a Q&A with the founder of Keep & Share, Amy Twigger Holroyd."

Made in the Middle

Amy Twigger Holroyd - From knitting with nana in Huddersfield to Stitch-Hacking in Hereford
Amy Twigger Holroyd
Blog post talking about my career and my influences and how I came to make the work shown in the Made in the Middle exhibition.

Knitting: Fashion, Industry, Craft

Chapter 3: Knitting in the home from the eighteenth century to the present day
Sandy Black
'Amy Twigger Holroyd has developed a personal artistic practice she calls 'stitch hacking', i.e. subverting and customizing a commercially produced piece of plain or patterned knitwear. By carefully and laboriously reversing stitches she has reproduced the garment's label details including the logo in full textured detail. A subtle example of consumer customization and craftivism.'

Craftseller

Diary of a craft seller
'With her company, Keep & Share, knitwear designer Amy Twigger Holroyd puts ethics first. We caught up with her to hear.'

Murgatroyd Hoots!

Made in the Middle
Blog post about Made in the Middle, including my work.

Area Culture Guide

Made in the Middle
Describes the Made in the Middle exhibition and my stitch-hacking work.

Redpath Glass

Made in the Middle - Pt 2
Blog post about Made in the Middle, discussing my stitch-hacking work.

The Gingerbread Bunny

The Wonder of Wool @ Rheged
Blog post about the WOW exhibition at Rheged, including the Knitted Engine.

Simply Knitting

Gain new knitting skills with a Keep & Share workshop
Outlines my 'Calculate your own patterns' weekend workshop.

The Domestic Soundscape

The Makers
Felicity Ford
'Another maker whose work I was delighted and amazed by in the WOW show, is Amy Twigger-Holroyd. Her knitted BMW engine and stitch-hacking projects are inspiring examples of knitting as an investigative process. [Stitch-hacking] is an amazing way of reclaiming and adding handmade qualities to bought knitwear, and I loved the subtlety and the meta-data qualities of Amy's hacked sweater, featuring a blown-up version of the inner label on the back, as a charted, hacked design.'

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