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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.'


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

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.'

Craft & Design

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


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.'