When Your Seams Get Undone, Do You Learn to Sew or to Kill Monsters?
Radhika GajjalaMarch 2015
'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.'
'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.'
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.
10 years of 'Keep and Share' with Dr. Amy Twigger Holroyd, to be celebrated at Prick Your Finger
Rachael Matthews15 August 2014
'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.'
"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."
'With her company, Keep & Share, knitwear designer Amy Twigger Holroyd puts ethics first. We caught up with her to hear.'
Review: Made in Clerkenwell - Winter Open Studios at Craft Central 2011
5th December 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.'