The 2018 issue of the Archaeological Textiles Review celebrates the archaeology and history of knitting with articles devoted to extant evidence from the Early Modern era and proposes a new protocol and terminology for the scientific recording of it. To order your copy, please visit the subscription page.

Malcolm-Davies, J (2019) Knitting comes of age: the development of a scientific approach to the study of knitwork. In Conservar Património: Studies in Historical Textiles, available at:
Malcolm-Davies, J & Mearns, R (2018) Investigating 16th century knitting with citizen science: An archaeological experiment into fleece and fulling. In Archaeological Textiles Review, 60, 83-99.
Malcolm-Davies, J – ed (2018) Archaeological Textiles Review (The knitwork issue), 60, 3-99.
Malcolm-Davies, J (2018) Knitting virtual tribes together: new audiences for cultural objects. In Florence Heri-Tech – The Future of Heritage Science and Technologies, IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 364, 012031, 1-9, available at:
Malcolm-Davies, J (2018) “‘Silk’ Hats from a Sheep’s Back: how 16th century craftspeople created legal luxuries” in Bravermanová, M, Březinová, H, & Malcolm-Davies, J (eds) Archaeological textiles - links between past and present, NESAT XIII. Liberec: Archaeolingua 34, 187-195 & 339
Malcolm-Davies, J (2017) “Cutting edge technology: knitting in the early modern era” in Crosscurrents: Land, Labor, and the Port, Proceedings of the 15th Biennial Symposium, Textile Society of America, Savannah, 19-23 October, 325-334, available at:
Malcolm-Davies, J (2017) “Shedding light with science: the potential for 21st century studies of 16th century knitting” in Journal of Dress History, 83-91, available here
Malcolm-Davies, J (2016) “An Early Modern mystery: A pilot study of knitting, napping and capping” in Archaeological Textiles Review, 58, 57-74, available at:
Kruseman, G, Sturtewagen, I & Malcolm-Davies, J (2016) ”Erasmus’ muts” in Kostuum: Nederlandse Kostuumvereniging, 72-89
Malcolm-Davies, J (2017) “Handwerkgeheimen: Gebreide muts uit 16de-eeuws Dordrecht draagt bij aan internationaal onderzoek” in Culthure, Dordrecht Museum, April, 25-27
Malcolm-Davies, J. & Davidson, H. (2015) ‘He is of no account … if he have not a velvet or taffeta hat’: a survey of 16th century knitted caps. In Grömer, K. and Pritchard, F. (eds), Aspects of the Design, Production and Use of Textiles and Clothing from the Bronze Age to the Early Modern Era, NESAT XII (North European Symposium for Archaeological Textiles), Hallstatt, Austria, May 2014
The Knitting in Early Modern Europe (KEME) project was funded in part by an individual post-doctoral Marie Skłodowska Curie Research Fellowship from August 2015 to July 2017 (grant agreement 656748) awarded by the European Commission. KEME continues with the support of The Tudor Tailor and the Agnes Geijer Textile Research Foundation, Stockholm, Sweden.
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships are awarded to enhance the creative potential of experienced researchers, diversify their technical or scientific expertise, and acquire new interdisciplinary skills through advanced training in another EU country