A bit more about me

  • Graduation at Royal College of Art

    Education

     

    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

    Awards

     

    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

    Talks

     

    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
    machine
    – 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

    Writing

     

    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