PhD research

From 2010 to 2013, I undertook full-time PhD research at Birmingham Institute of Art & Design, part of Birmingham City University.

>> Read the abstract of my thesis, Folk fashion: amateur re-knitting as a strategy for sustainability

>> See a visual summary of the starting points, process, and findings of the research

>> The full thesis document is available via the British Library's Ethos database

You can read excerpts from the conclusion in this section, covering purpose, methodology, aims and findings and key insights. I have also drawn out some themes from the thesis in blog posts and publications.

In the process of the research, I created a resource of practical materials relating to re-knitting. This resource can be found in the making section.

And finally, for an explanation of my term 'folk fashion', see this blog post.