Research Publications


Intersecting Identities

Edited by Helena Britt, Laura Morgan and Kerry Walton

October 2016 – ISBN number: 978 1 911217 08 4

The selected research papers comprising this publication were presented at The Glasgow School of Art, 11-12 November 2015.


Foreword by Helena Britt

Keynote Biography: Design & Fabrication – Professor Carole Collett

Keynote Biography: The Power of Mistakes – Noa Raviv

Keynote Biography: From Specialisation to Generalisation – Paul Simmons

Keynote Biography: Re-thinking How We Make Things – Professor Reiko Sudo

Research Papers

The effectiveness of Design Thinking techniques to enhance undergraduate student learning
Jane Ritchie, University of Huddersfield
Dr Amanda Tinker, University of Huddersfield
Dr Jess Power, University of Huddersfield


Material Boundaries
Anne Marr, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London
Rebecca Hoyes, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London


Taking Textiles out of the box: Short paper and handling workshop
Jill Rodgers, Norwich University of the Arts
Grainne Swann, Norwich University of the Arts


Fashioning the Brand – a creative and commercial interpretation of the role of the brand in fashion
Stephen Wigley, University of Huddersfield


Life of the cloth: stories in the making
Clair Sweeney, University of Huddersfield

Community voices in design practice: A case study of understanding older adults’ clothing needs for keeping warm at home
Alison Gwilt, Sheffield Hallam University
Catherine Homer, Sheffield Hallam University
Graeme Sherriff, University of Salford
Charmaine Childs, Sheffield Hallam University


From Counterfeit to Classroom
Angela Armstrong, Coventry University
Ann Muirhead, Coventry University


An Internet of Soft Things
Dr Amanda Briggs-Goode, Nottingham Trent University
Martha Glazzard, Nottingham Trent University
Sarah Walker, Nottingham Trent University

The Digital Revolution within Colour Trend Forecasting
Dr Julie King, University of Northampton


Drawn Together: A Conversation with the Collection. A digital auto-ethnographic study into the creative making process
Joanna Neil, University of Glasgow, University Centre, Blackburn College


Establishing new patterns for textile design
Natalie McLeod, Massey University

Appropriation, Ephemera and the Transformation of Waste
Matthew Taylor, University of Huddersfield
Jade Smith Whitson-Smith, University of Huddersfield


Solar Textiles: Something New Under the Sun
Marianne Fairbanks, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Making Waves: the Global Reach of a Cornish Village
Julie Ripley, University of Falmouth


Weaving DNA: An exploration of notions of identity and the re-appropriation of textiles
Claire Anderson, Studio Claire Anderson
Hanna Dís Whitehead, Studio Hanna Dís Whitehead


“Does anyone have a pattern for a sombrero to fit a crochet monkey?”
Knit and crochet amateurs sharing making in online / offline crafting communities
Alison Mayne, Sheffield Hallam University


The Body of Nursing as seen through the NHS Nursing Uniform
Laura Hardingham, Grays School of Art, Robert Gordon University
Rachel Heeley, Grays School of Art, Robert Gordon University

Practicing what we preach
Dr Karen Shah, University of Huddersfield


The Problems with the Extended Sleeves Style of Post-War Dress
Helen Burbidge, De Montfort University


The Wear Project: Identity and Clothing in Relation to Costume Design and Education
Nadia Malik, University of Huddersfield

Stitched together – Community learning, collaborative making
Hannah Maughan, Falmouth University
Dr Fiona Hackney, Co-Producing CARE: Community Asset-based Research & Enterprise


Fashion Education in Brazil
Dr Luz Garcia Neira, Universidade Anhembi Morumbi


Open to change: slowing down to explore and innovate
Nicola Redmore, University of Huddersfield

Cutting you coat according to your cloth
Lindy Richardson, Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh


Second Skin Iterations: Programmes and Prototypes
Josie Steed, Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University
Sue Fairburn,Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University


Animating Fashion Design Concepts
Kathryn McKelvey, Northumbria University

nnovation through Interpretation: Investigating indigenous and historical material culture as a design tool
Lydia Bartlett, Norwich University of the Arts


The Banner as Representation of Identity and Community
Fiona Raeside-Elliott, Northumbria University


‘smocking is evil?’ unpicking and rebinding
Les Bicknell, Norwich University of the Arts