I am a geographer with research interests in crafts and crafting, new materialisms, feminism, and alternative economies. I started my PhD at Bristol University in 2011 after completing the ‘society and space’ MSc here and a BA in Geography at Durham University (2007-2010). Initially born from my MSc dissertation on yarn bombing in Bristol, the earlier posts on this blog document my woolly adventures. Newer blog posts, however, are related to my current PhD research on the geographies of craft and crafting, with particular reference to craftivism. My interests lie in the intersections between feminism, materiality, alternative economies, and technologies and the spaces these play out in. Since starting the MSc I’ve become an obsessive knitter and am rarely to be found without yarn and needles on my person. Although I now largely knit ‘proper’ items it’s not unheard of for a new ‘KnitDiss’ yarn bomb to crop up from time to time. Keep your eyes peeled for more….
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