ACTIVITIES



Exhibitions


2017 
Units of Possibility: The Reknit Revolution (solo exhibition), Rugby Art Gallery & Museum and tour to Knitting & Stitching Shows in London and Harrogate

2016 
Thinking Out Loud, Open Data Institute, London, curated by Alex McLean and Hannah Redler
The Future of Fixing, The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, Asheville, North Carolina, USA

2015
Research Through Design 2015, Microsoft Research, Cambridge
Knit 1, Mend 1, Keep 1, Change 1, Walford Mill Crafts, Dorset

2014
Knitwear: Chanel to Westwood (Visionary Knitwear display, curated by Sandy Black), Fashion & Textile Museum, London
Brave Fixed World, part of Łódź Design Festival, Poland, curated by Daniel Charny
Knitting Nottingham, Bonington Gallery, Nottingham Trent University

2012
Made in the Middle, mac, Birmingham and regional tour, curated by Craftspace
WOW: Wonder of Wool and the Art of Knit and Stitch, Gallery at Rheged, Penrith

2010
Keep & Share (solo exhibition), Hereford College of Arts

2009
Craftwerk 2.0, co-curated by Otto von Busch, Jönköpings lans museum, Sweden

2008
Fashion for Sustainability, curated by Kate Fletcher, Garanti Galeri, Istanbul, Turkey

2007
Climate Cool, curated by [re]design, British Council touring exhibition, China
New Traditions, Platform Gallery, Clitheroe

2006
Well Fashioned: Eco Style in the UK, curated by Rebecca Earley, Crafts Council Gallery, London and national tour

2005
Deconstruct: Reconstruct, Bilston Craft Gallery


Invited presentations


2018
Creative Networks lecture series, Leeds Arts University

2017
Craft Futures seminar series, Northumbria University
Unmaking symposium, Algomech festival, Sheffield
Design Routes symposium, Manchester Metropolitan University

2015
Research Through Design 2015, keynote ‘provocation’ in collaboration with Professor David Gauntlett
Sonic Pattern and the Textility of Code symposium, Sheffield
M&S Company Archive, Leeds

2014
Knitting History Forum conference, London

2012
Community-powered Digital Transformations in Learning workshop, AHRC-funded network, University College London

2009
Jönköpings lans museum, Sweden
Association for Design and Advertising, Röhsska Museum, Sweden

2008
Upcycling Textiles symposium, Chelsea College of Art & Design
Garanti Galeri, Istanbul

2007
Maintaining Products in Use seminar, EPSRC Network on Product Life Spans, Sheffield Hallam University
100% Sustainable at 100% Design

2006
Portsmouth City Museum

I have also given guest lectures and seminars for students at universities throughout the UK since 2006, including Birmingham City University | Central Saint Martins | Chelsea College of Art & Design | University of Dundee | Gray’s School of Art | Hereford College of Arts | Kingston University | London College of Fashion | Manchester Metropolitan University | Nottingham Trent University | Royal College of Art | Sheffield Hallam University | Swansea Metropolitan University | Winchester School of Art.


Funding


2018
AHRC Research Networking Grant (Co-Investigator), £30,176

2014
University of Leeds LEAP Skills Hub, Transferable Skills Activity funding, £630

2012
Arts & Humanities Research Council, Collaborative Skills Development funding, £2,946

2010
Birmingham Institute of Art & Design Doctoral Award


Peer review


2018
Journal of Textile Design Research and Practice (ongoing)

2017
Fashion Practice journal (ongoing)
Fashion and textiles book proposals, Bloomsbury (ongoing)
Art, Design & Communication in Higher Education journal
Culture, Costume and Dress conference, Birmingham City University
Research Through Design conference

2016
Future Crafts strand of In This Place, Cumulus conference

2014
Craft Research journal (ongoing)

2013
Well-being 2013 conference, Birmingham City University


External examination


MA Fashion Futures, London College of Fashion (2018-2022)
MA Textiles / MA Surface Pattern, University of Wales Trinity St David (2017-2021)


Doctoral supervision


Second supervisor: Samantha Topley, ‘Craft-Focused Electronic Instrument Building’, Midlands3Cities AHRC-funded studentship (2017–2020)