A NEW exhibition at Rugby Art Gallery and Museum reveals how to revolutionise your wardrobe by repairing and reworking knitwear.


Units of Possibility: The Reknit Revolution, the first major exhibition by Amy Twigger Holroyd, opens on Saturday 24 June. The exhibition showcases the techniques Twigger Holroyd has developed for ‘reknitting’ and encourages visitors to view woollen garments in wardrobes as ripe for reinvention. In addition to sample garments which illustrate reknitting techniques, the exhibition includes a series of ‘how to’ guides to help kickstart the reknit revolution.

Amy Twigger Holroyd has shared her ideas with keen knitters from Rugby, who have created garments which feature in the exhibition.

Units of Possibility also includes a film, created by Twigger Holroyd in collaboration with Jonathan Hamilton, which reveals further insights into the reknitting process, and Cathedral Cardigans – a series of five reknitted cast-offs which interpret the construction details of gothic cathedrals. A designer and maker, Amy Twigger Holroyd developed her reknitting work while studying for a PhD at the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design.  Now a senior lecturer in design, culture and context at Nottingham Trent University, her book – Folk Fashion: Understanding Homemade Clothes – was published earlier this year.

Her reknitting work has been exhibited at both national and international venues, including the Open Data Institute in London, the Centre for Craft, Creativity and Design in North Carolina, and the Łódź Design Festival in Poland.

Units of Possibility: The Reknit Revolution runs at Rugby Art Gallery and Museum from Saturday 24 June to Saturday 2 September.

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Amy Twigger

For more information about exhibitions and events at Rugby Art Gallery and Museum, visit www.ragm.co.uk

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