A bit more about me

  • Graduation at Royal College of Art



    2016 - 2018 Royal College of Art – Textiles MA (KNIT) Dissertation – ‘Myth: Black people don’t knit’ Grade: Distinction


    2006  De Montfort University – Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (Effective Teaching and Learning)


    1999 - 2002 De Montfort University – Digital Multi-Media Design BA 1st Class Hons

  • Receiving Shima Seki One Apex 3 trainingaward



    2018  Finalist, Shima Seiki Design Award, Shima Seiki UK  


    2017  Finalist, The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) London


    2017  Finalist, Framework Knitter Bursary Award


    2017  Finalist, Worshipful Company of Framework Knitters Bursary Award, London


    2007  Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


    2004  Appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)


    2003  Winner of the Community Award at the GG2 (Garavi Gujarat) National Leadership and Diversity Awards

  • Giving talk to BA Textiles students Brighton Uni



    Black Knitters and Crocheters matter – A conversation with myself

    Knitting and Crochet Guild, Un-Convention 2020


    Diversity in craft and the creative industries Craft Economies Conference, Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research, Birmingham City University. 2019


    ‘It’s all about the Gaze’, Fashioning Inclusivity Symposium, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts, London. 2019


    ‘Black People Don’t Knit’, Knitting History Forum, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts, London. 2018


    ‘Black People Don’t Knit?’ In the Loop at 10, Winchester School of Art, 2018

  • Appearance on BDA film

    Interviews / Appearances

    Interview with Kristy Glass 2020

    Make Craft Britain BBC Four 2018 Series 1 Episode 1 - letterpress


    The British Dyslexia Association "Dyslexia: a differently wired brain".


    The Artist and the
    – documentary about Lorna Hamilton-Brown by, R+J – Reuben & Jamie  2017


    Artisans – Lorna Hamilton-Brown by Kneecap Media 2015


    How similar is coding to knitting?

    BBC Radio 4's Today programme  - interview with Sarah Montague- 2015

  • My article for Simply Crochet



    Hidden in Plain Sight’– www.loopknitlounge.com 2019


    BIPOC in Fiber Simply Crochet,  14 November 2019


    BIPOC in Fiber Simply Knitting, 28 Noverber 2019


    Disability, Knitting & Self Care, Felicity Ford & Lorna Hamilton-Brown, Making Stories Magazine


    Myth Black People Don’t Knit the importance of oral histories and art for documenting the experiences of black knitters. 2018

  • Artist in Residence UCL

    Community Art projects


    Plant Tree of Life Kew Gardens 2020


    Tension Bird De la Warr 2020


    Tell Your Story 2016


    Reflective Knitting  Royal Opera House 2015

  • Teaching


    De Montfort University, Leicester


    Brighton University, Hastings Campus, East Sussex


    Ravensbourne, London