Magma 72: The Climate Change Issue

Quite amazed to have a tiny poem in this. It's a varied and beautiful issue, with lots to chew on. Shetland is well represented, with Christine De Luca's 'Stotterin inta Anthropocene' and Jen Hadfield's response to James Goodman's poetry, including her 'Sample Basket Red List 2318'. Jen Hadfield suggests that 'Extinctions occur... when we can't … Continue reading Magma 72: The Climate Change Issue

Island Textiles and Clothing

The latest issue of Island Studies Journal contains a special themed section on Island Textiles and Clothing, edited by me and including articles by Ana Nolasco (‘Designing national identity through cloth: pánu di téra of Cape Verde’), Hélène B. Ducros (‘Reclaiming islandness through cloth circulation in Madagascar')and Lynn-Sayers McHattie, Katherine Champion and Cara Broadley ('Craft, … Continue reading Island Textiles and Clothing

New project on knit production and skill in Shetland and the west of Ireland

I'm delighted to have been awarded a Carnegie Trust Research Incentive Grant for the not-so-snappily named 'Micro-manufacturing and place-based maker cultures: textile production and skill transmission in Shetland and the west of Ireland'. The project focuses on small-scale knit textile manufacturing in Shetland and the west of Ireland. I'll be investigating how people who work … Continue reading New project on knit production and skill in Shetland and the west of Ireland