I am a part-time PhD student in Scotland. With the Brothers’ Grimm fairy-tale The Six Swans (KHM49) at the core, my research at the School of Textiles & Design explores dressing the fairy tale’s Sister in the intersections between history, art and literature.
I engage in research-led practice: I am creating artefacts (dresses) from time periods (1200-1500) for the Sister character. It is also intradisciplinary e.g. history/social history: historical dress, material culture, extant objects; literature: fairy-tales (Märchenforschung in Germany), literary analysis, historical texts; experimental archaeology; object-orientated philosophy. This blog focuses on the historical dress/textiles aspect of my research.