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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.

Amelia's Magazine

Review: Made in Clerkenwell - Winter Open Studios at Craft Central 2011
'I spend a little while chatting to Amy Twigger Holroyd, who trades as Keep and Share, an approachable knitwear designer whose work I hope to see a lot more of in the future. Amy has a combination of machine and hand knitted jumpers and scarves, and works on a 'hand feel' basis, meaning that there are a range of UK-produced alpaca, Italian wools and natural materials to choose from. As well as clothing, Amy makes knitting kits, perfect gifts for existing or would-be knitters.'

Making Futures conference

Craft and the Creative Lifecycle: making in changing times
Dr Karen Yair
'A lower impact, ‘as and when’ approach to retailing is adopted by Amy Twigger Holroyd, whose company offers knitting workshops to summer music festivals. For Amy, this is part of an activist philosophy focused on creating maximum value and minimum waste from everything produced.'

Hatena

Alice Cardi
Blog post in Japanese about knitting the Alice Cardi.

All About You

Ten best knitting kits
'Keep and Share is a cool ethical British knitwear design company which sells its own collection of handmade knits. For those of us who like to knit our own clothes, it also sells top-notch knitting kits - the beautifully designed classic 'Alice' cardigan; a knitted cape kit; and learn to crochet or knit kits which take total beginners through the basics. Highly recommended.'

Unikarina

Dinky cape er faerdig…
Blog post in Danish about knitting the Dinky Cape.

The Guardian

Jamie Oliver's knitting kit and other great wool packs
Perri Lewis
'These went down a storm this summer when Keep and Share's knitting tent travelled around the festivals showing the young, the old and the drunk how to work a set of needles. How do I know? Because I was there teaching. The yarn is the best part about these kits - it's unique to Keep and Share and is made from offcuts of industrial knitting yarn.'

Simply Knitting

Great ideas
Features Keep & Share scarf kits.

Country Living

Emporium: Eco Accessories
Features Keep & Share's Offcuts Yarn.

Let's Knit

Cape Crusader
'Designed exclusively for Let's Knit by Tina Barrett, this stunning chunky cape is quick and easy to knit, so why not work one up this weekend? This garment is created from recycled yarn from Keep & Share, which is made from surplus industrial fibres - so not only does it have a unique finish, it's a real talking point too!'

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