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

CRC Virtual Seminar Series 2018

'The Centre for Rural Creativity is pleased to announce its first series of Virtual Seminars. Each seminar addresses a different aspect of social engagement in relation to topical issues facing researchers and practitioners in the creative industries. The Centre welcomes researchers, students and professionals in the arts industries to take part. For further information and … Continue reading CRC Virtual Seminar Series 2018

ShetlandPeerieMakkers in the news

ShetlandPeerieMakkers, research participants extraordinaire for us at the Centre for Rural Creativity, have been in the Shetland News, Yarnmarket News and  Vogue Knitting recently. With a mixture of LEADER funding and private sponsorship, supplemented by crowdfunding, they're moving from the pilot stage of their project towards making free hand knitting tuition available to primary school-age … Continue reading ShetlandPeerieMakkers in the news