Re-knitting ‘tester’ jumper

Amy Twigger Holroyd 2013

Reworking existing items would have been an integral element of everyday life in the past, but such practices have fallen out of favour. Twigger Holroyd’s open processes create new opportunities to revisit these practices through processes she describes as embellishing, stitch-hacking, replacing sections and ‘cardiganising’. Examples of potential outcomes may be seen on her Re-knitting ‘tester’ jumper, which is also on display.


Hacked knitted garment (life-sized, average adult)


Thinking Out Loud
July 2016 - March 2017 at the Open Data Institute

About the Artist

Amy Twigger Holroyd’s practice and research are intertwined: all of her activities are guided by her interest in the relationship between sustainability and the stuff – particularly clothing – that surrounds us, and the potential benefits…
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