Publications

In addition to the formal publications listed below, you can find more writing within the 'research' category of my blog, here. Details of the exhibitions I have shown work in, and a list of invited talks and academic workshops, can be found here. A list of academic sources which discuss my work is available here.

Books

Twigger Holroyd, A. (2017). Folk Fashion: Understanding Homemade Clothes. London: I.B.Tauris. [more information]

Walker, S., Evans, M., Cassidy, T., Jung, J. & Twigger Holroyd, A. (eds) (forthcoming, 2017). Design Roots: Local Products and Practices in a Globalized World. London: Bloomsbury Academic. [more information]

Book chapters

Twigger Holroyd, A. (forthcoming, 2018). Do it yourself, with me: workshops as a site of interaction beween professional and amateur makers. In: S. Luckman & N. Thomas (eds) Craft Communities: Making, Social Media and Alternative Economies of the Handmade. London: Bloomsbury Academic.

Twigger Holroyd, A. (forthcoming, 2017). Forging new futures: cultural significance, revitalisation and authenticity. In: S. Walker, M. Evans, T. Cassidy, A. Twigger Holroyd & J. Jung (eds) Design Roots: Local Products and Practices in a Globalized World. London: Bloomsbury Academic.

Twigger Holroyd, A. (forthcoming, 2017). Digital transformations, amateur making and the revitalisation of traditional textile crafts. In: S. Walker, M. Evans, T. Cassidy, A. Twigger Holroyd & J. Jung (eds) Design Roots: Local Products and Practices in a Globalized World. London: Bloomsbury Academic.

Evans, M., Twigger Holroyd, A., Cassidy, T., Walker, S. & Jung, J. (forthcoming, 2017) Strategies for revitalisation of culturally significant designs, products and practices. In: S. Walker, M. Evans, T. Cassidy, A. Twigger Holroyd & J. Jung (eds.) Design Roots: Local Products and Practices in a Globalized World. London: Bloomsbury Academic.

Twigger Holroyd, A. (2017). Making it mine: personalising clothes at home. In: I. Kuksa & T. Fisher (eds) Design for Personalisation. Farnham: Gower. [more information]

Twigger Holroyd, A. (2014). Openness. In: K. Fletcher & M. Tham (eds) Routledge Handbook of Sustainability and Fashion. London: Routledge, pp.253-61. [more information]

Twigger Holroyd, A. (2014). Identity construction and the multiple meanings of homemade clothes in contemporary British culture. In: P. Hunt-Hurst & S. Ramsamy-Iranah (eds) Fashion and its Multi-Cultural Facets. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, pp.295-309. [more information / see conference paper below]

Twigger Holroyd, A. (2010). Keep & Share (visual essay with accompanying text). In: J. Hemmings (ed.) In the Loop: knitting now. London: Black Dog Publishing, pp.132-9. [more information]

Journal articles

Twigger Holroyd, A. (2017). From stitch to society: a multi-level and participatory approach to design research. Design Issues 33(3), pp.11-24. [access online]

Shercliff, E. & Twigger Holroyd, A. (2016). Making with others: working with textile craft groups as a means of research. Studies in Material Thinking 14. [access online]

Twigger Holroyd, A. (2015) Perceptions and practices of dress-related leisure: shopping, sorting, making and mending. Annals of Leisure Research 19(3). [access online - subscription required]

Twigger Holroyd, A. (2015). Striking a balance: openness in research through design (Open Peer Commentary). Constructivist Foundations 11(1), pp.36-7. [access online]

Twigger Holroyd, A. (2015) Re-knitting: the emotional experience of opening knitted garments. The Journal of Design Strategies 7(1), pp.112-9. [access online]

Gauntlett, D. & Twigger Holroyd, A. (2014). On making, sustainability and the importance of small steps: a conversation. Conjunctions: Transdisciplinary Journal of Cultural Participation 1(1). [access online

Twigger Holroyd, A. (2014) Unravelling the power of knitting. In: O. von Busch (ed) In the making: the 'Power to the People' workshop track at Crafting the Future. The Design Journal 17(3), pp.379-401. [access online - subscription required]

Twigger Holroyd, A. (2014). Why it's important to be open. Crafts May/June 2014, p.27. [access online]

Twigger Holroyd, A. (2014). Not the end of the journey: exploring re-knitting as a 'craft of use'. Making Futures 3[access online]

Twigger Holroyd, A. (2011). Fashion Diggers: transgressive making for personal benefit. Making Futures 2. [access online]

Thesis

Twigger Holroyd, A. (2013) Folk Fashion: amateur re-knitting as a strategy for sustainability. Unpublished PhD thesis, Birmingham City University. [more information]

Reviews

Twigger Holroyd, A. (2016) Amateur Craft: History and Theory by Stephen Knott [book review]. The Journal of Modern Craft 9(3). [access online]

Twigger Holroyd, A. (2014) Craftivism: the Art of Craft and Activism, edited by Betsy Greer [book review]. Crafts, November/December 2014, p56.

Pamphlets

Twigger Holroyd, A. (2014) Keep & Share: the first ten years. Leeds: Keep & Share. [access online]

Guest blog posts

Gauntlett, D. & Twigger Holroyd, A. (2014) Amy Twigger Holroyd and David Gauntlett in conversation, #3: On small steps. davidgauntlett.com. [access online]

Gauntlett, D. & Twigger Holroyd, A. (2014) Amy Twigger Holroyd and David Gauntlett in conversation, #2: On sustainability. davidgauntlett.com. [access online]

Gauntlett, D. & Twigger Holroyd, A. (2014) Amy Twigger Holroyd and David Gauntlett in conversation, #1: On design, and systems. davidgauntlett.com. [access online]

Twigger Holroyd, A. (2012) Remixing the fashion commons. Digital Transformations: exploring community-powered creativity. [access online]

Twigger Holroyd, A. (2012) Online/offline knitting. Digital Transformations: exploring community-powered creativity. [access online]

Conference papers

Twigger Holroyd, A. & Brown, V. (2017). Can sustainable fashion be cool? Connecting with a low-carbon future – the challenges for the arts and humanities, Stirling, 19-20 April 2017. 

Twigger Holroyd, A. (2016) Shifting perceptions: the reknit revolution. Circular Transitions, A Mistra Future Fashion Conference on Textile Design and the Circular Economy, London, 23–24 November 2016.

Twigger Holroyd, A., Cassidy, T., Evans, M., Gifford, E. & Walker, S. (2015) Design for ‘domestication’: the decommercialisation of traditional crafts. The Value of Design Research, 11th European Academy of Design Conference, Paris, 22-24 April 2015. [access online]

Twigger Holroyd, A. (2015) Re-knitting: exploring openness through design. Research Through Design 2015, Microsoft Research, Cambridge, 25-27 March 2015. [access online]

Twigger Holroyd, A. & Shercliff, E. (2014) Making with others: working with textile craft groups as a research method. The Art of Research 2014: experience, materiality, articulation, Aalto University, Helsinki, 26-27 November 2014. [access online]

Twigger Holroyd, A. (2013) Not the end of the journey: exploring re-knitting as a 'craft of use'. Making Futures 3: Interfaces between craft knowledge and design, new opportunities for social innovation and sustainable practice, Mount Edgcumbe, Plymouth College of Art, 26-27 September 2013. [see journal article above]

Twigger Holroyd, A. (2013) Identity construction and the multiple meanings of homemade clothes in contemporary British culture. Fashion: exploring critical issues, 5th global conference, Oxford, 9-12 September 2013. [access online] 

Twigger Holroyd, A. (2013) Satisfaction and frustration: the well-being experience of homemade knitwear. Well-being 2013, 2nd international conference, Birmingham City University, 24-25 July 2013. [access online]

Twigger Holroyd, A. (2013) Unravelling the power of knitting. Crafting the Future, 10th European Academy of Design Conference, Gothenburg, 17-19 April 2013. [access online

Twigger Holroyd, A. (2013) Rethinking the designer's role. Futurescan: Collective Voices, Association of Fashion and Textile Courses Conference, Sheffield, 10-11 January 2013. [access online]

Twigger Holroyd, A. (2012) Re-knitting: emotional mending. 1st Mend*rs Research Symposium, Docker, Kendal, 29 June-2 July 2012. [access online (abstract only)]

Twigger Holroyd, A. (2011) Fashion Diggers: transgressive making for personal benefit. Making Futures 2: the crafts as change maker in sustainably aware cultures, Dartington, Plymouth College of Art, 15-16 September 2011. [see journal article above]

Twigger Holroyd, A. (2010) Stitch-hacking and pattern-blagging: a manifesto. In The Loop 2: knitting, origins and evolution, Lerwick, Shetland Museum & Archives, 1-5 September 2010. [access online: manifesto | abstract]

Earlier work

Twigger, A. (2003) Reconciling Fashion with Sustainability. MA thesis (unpublished). [access online]