Conferences, Papers and Public Lectures


'Being Human in Modern Healthcare', co-curator, Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Palliative Care, King's College, London, July 3, 2018

'Living Threadwise: Tales of Magic String, Continuing Bonds and Transforming Space' for Textile and Place, Manchester School of Art and the Whitworth Art Gallery, April 12-13, 2018

'The Emotional Labour of Lines, Threads and Continuing Bonds' for The Sixth International Oral History Network Symposium, Helsinki, Finland. November 24-26, 2017

'On Being Close Knit: Intimacy and Exclusivity in Group Portraiture' Public Lecture, The National Gallery, London, 18 April 2016

'Touching Things: Memory, Nostalgia and the Hand Knitted Garment’  for Memory, Melancholy and Nostalgia, 4th International Interdisciplinary Memory Conference, University of Gdansk, Poland, September 17-18th 2015.

'Always in the Act of Becoming: Folds, Scissors and Cleavage in Giovanni Battista Moroni’s Il Tagliapanni' for The Erotic Cloth, Art Workers' Guild, London, March 2015 (organised by UCA and Manchester Metropolitan University).

'Soft Stuff: The ‘Super Important’ hand knitted garment as transitional object', Association of Psychosocial Studies, December 2014, University of Central Lancashire.

'Soft stuff: Knitted Garments as Unique Object Ciphers', for The Finnish Oral History Society Annual Symposium, University of Helsinki November 2014.

Conference Chair: Artes Mundi 6, Dialogues on Conflict: Feminist Perspectives and Art Practice, 16 May 2014

'Lost and Found: Narratives of the Hand Knitted Sweater', for The Lives of Objects, Wolfson College, Oxford University, September 2013.

 'The Hand Knitted Jumper, exemplar of Fashion's Agency', for Barthes, Benjamin and Fashion, Manchester University, June 2013.

'Re(a)d Knit: Body: Mother: Home', for  In The Loop, Southampton University, September 2012.   



'In Between: A Darker Thread', Catalogue Essay for the exhibition ''A Darker Thread' at Oriel Myrddin Gallery, Carmarthen

Folds, Scissors and Cleavage in Giovanni Battista Moroni's Il Tagliapani in 'The Erotic Cloth', Bloomsbury (forthcoming)

Read Knit: Body/Mother/Home in 'Knitting and Well Being', Textile Vol 12, Issue 1, 2014 p34-57

Stitching Stories and Shadows: The Work of Jeanette Orrell

Folds: The Work of Ainsley Hillard Selvedge Journal Issue 36 Sep/Oct 2010 p.90



The Beehive Quilt, a project to support 'Beat the Bugs' with the Royal College of Nursing, London. July 2018

Processions 2018, The Crafts Council's commissioned artist, working with women staff of Guy's and St. Thomas's NHS Trust, April - June 2018

In The Making' Inigo Rooms, Somerset House, London, June 2017

Maker in Focus, Oriel Wrecsam, June - July 2016

'Wrangler Jacket' in By A Thread, Gawthorpe Textiles Collection, May - June 2016

Gathered Again, Mission Gallery, Swansea, June - August 2016

Mothers are Wolves in Sheep's Clothing, Mission Gallery, Swansea, May - June 2016

Bloodline performance at Knit, Knot, Teapot at The Old Sweetshop Gallery, Southfields, London, April 2008