PUBLICATIONS



Authored books


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


Edited books


Twigger Holroyd, A. & Hill, H. (eds) (2019). Fashion Knitwear Design. Marlborough: Crowood Press. [more information]

Walker, S., Evans, M., Cassidy, T., Jung, J. & Twigger Holroyd, A. (eds) (2018). Design Roots: Culturally Significant Designs, Products, and Practices. London: Bloomsbury Academic. [more information]


Journal articles


Twigger Holroyd, A. (2018).  Reknit revolution: knitwear design for the domestic circular economy. Journal of Textile Design Research & Practice 6(1), pp.89–111. [access online]

Twigger Holroyd, A. (2018). Finding distinctiveness in the dustbin: engendering a sense of place through waste. The Journal of Resourcefulness 1, pp.70–9. [access online]

Twigger Holroyd, A., Cassidy, T., Evans, M. & Walker, S. (2017). Wrestling with tradition: revitalising the Orkney chair and other culturally significant crafts. Design & Culture 9(3), pp.283–99. [access online - subscription required]

Twigger Holroyd, A. (2017). Express yourself. Crafts September/October 2017, p.32.

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 - subscription required]

Sakalyte, V., Cassidy, T. & Twigger Holroyd, A. (2017). Designing an educational tool to revitalise woven textile mending. Research Journal of Textile and Apparel 21(4), pp.242–62. [access online - subscription required]

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), pp.275–93. [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]


Book chapters


Twigger Holroyd, A. (forthcoming, 2019). 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. (2018). Forging new futures: cultural significance, revitalization, and authenticity. In: S. Walker, M. Evans, T. Cassidy, J. Jung & A. Twigger Holroyd (eds) Design Roots: Culturally Significant Designs, Products, and Practices. London: Bloomsbury Academic, pp.25-37. [more information]

Twigger Holroyd, A. (2018). Digital transformations, amateur making, and the revitalization of traditional textile crafts. In: S. Walker, M. Evans, T. Cassidy, J. Jung & A. Twigger Holroyd (eds) Design Roots: Culturally Significant Designs, Products, and Practices. London: Bloomsbury Academic, pp.291-303. [more information]

Evans, M., Twigger Holroyd, A., Cassidy, T., Walker, S. & Jung, J. (2018) Strategies for revitalization of culturally significant designs, products, and practices. In: S. Walker, M. Evans, T. Cassidy, J. Jung & A. Twigger Holroyd (eds) Design Roots: Culturally Significant Designs, Products, and Practices. London: Bloomsbury Academic, pp.341-359. [more information]

Twigger Holroyd, A. (2017). Reknitting workshops / Garment led interviews. In: K. Fletcher & I.G. Klepp (eds) Opening Up the Wardrobe: A Methods Book. Oslo: Novus. [more information]

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.

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]


Theses


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

Twigger, A. (2003) Reconciling Fashion with Sustainability. Unpublished MA thesis, University of Southampton.


Reviews


Twigger Holroyd, A. (2016) Amateur Craft: History and Theory by Stephen Knott [book review]. The Journal of Modern Craft 9(3), pp.367–9. [access online]

Twigger Holroyd, A. (2014) Craftivism: The Art of Craft and Activism, edited by Betsy Greer [book review]. Crafts, November/December 2014, p.56.


Conference papers


Twigger Holroyd, A. (2019). Folk fashion, reknitting, identity and wasting time (part of ‘Sustaining through making’ panel, convened by Professor Susan Kaiser and Professor Carol Tulloch). Sustainability in Fashion, Regent’s University London, 30 July-1 August 2019. 

Twigger Holroyd, A. (2017). Prototyping a new tomorrow: crafting leadership in fashion and sustainability. Making Futures 5: Crafting a sustainable modernity towards a maker aesthetics of production and consumption, Mount Edgcumbe, Plymouth College of Art, 21-22 September 2017.

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, pp. 57–67. [access online]

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.

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.

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

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.


Guest blog posts


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]