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Knitty Blog

Profiles the Knitted Engine project

Frankly: the Folksy magazine

Stitch Hacking - Amy Twigger Holroyd
Extended article about my stitch-hacking work and exhibition at Prick Your Finger.

Prick Your Finger

Amy Twigger Holroyd's Show
'Amy Twigger Holroyd has opened our minds to a whole new way of looking at our stitches. Hacking skills allow you to add character to inherited garments you weren't 100% in love with, but it also gives you extra confidence and understanding of knitting construction. I urge every student of knitting to have a go, and book a class.'

Love & Thrift

Stitch Hacking
Discussing my stitch-hacking work, comparing it to the deconstructed woven structures created by Henny van Nistelrooy.

Designer Maker West Midlands News

Successful DMWM Seminar 'Meet the professionals' held in October
Describes an event at which I gave a talk about Alternative Selling Events - and includes my handout.

Amelia's Magazine

Prick Your Finger and Amy Twigger Holroyd present Stitch Hacking
Describes my stitch-hacking exhibition workshop and exhibition at Prick Your Finger.

Design Activism and Social Change conference

Activism at Work - Crafting an Alternative Business
Dr Karen Yair
'The idea of consumer as participant goes beyond materials selection for some makers, to become part of the making process itself. Amy Twigger Holroyd, for example, believes that the more active a consumer is in the making process, the greater the emotional bond with the object and the longer its probable life. Amy makes her own knitwear range, but also aims to transform her customers into makers themselves, initially working to patterns and eventually creating their own designs. Running courses in 'pattern blagging' and 'stitch hacking' as well as selling knitting kits, Amy encourages the active participation she sees as crucial to genuine ownership.'

Making Futures conference

Craft and the Creative Lifecycle: making in changing times
Dr Karen Yair
'A lower impact, ‘as and when’ approach to retailing is adopted by Amy Twigger Holroyd, whose company offers knitting workshops to summer music festivals. For Amy, this is part of an activist philosophy focused on creating maximum value and minimum waste from everything produced.'

Simply Knitting

An extraordinary knitted art installation
Article about the Cast Away knitting project.


Artist Amy Twigger Holroyd made an entire BMW engine out of yarn
Interview with the Sundance Channel's website about the Knitted Engine.