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Martha Glazzard


School of Architecture Design and the Built Environment

Staff Group(s)
Fashion, knitwear and textile design


Dr Glazzard is a Research Fellow and Hourly-Paid Lecturer

Research areas

Martha holds a PhD entitled Re-Addressing The Role Of Knitted Textile Design Knowledge: Auxetic Textiles From A Practice-Led, Designer-Maker Perspective, which addresses the role of design knowledge in the production of technical fabrics – in this case showing the contribution of tacit design approaches from knit-specific knowledge in order to create auxetic materials (materials with a negative Poisson's ratio).

Martha was a Research Fellow on An Internet of Soft Things (EPSRC funded), September 2014 - August 2016. The An Internet of Soft Things project challenges how a radically connected world would be designed to benefit human wellbeing, and in particular, what types of experience can be instigated from smart textile interfaces.

She has also worked on The Electric Corset project in collaboration with Nottingham Costume & Textile Collection, and several short term projects at NTU relating to costume, dance, electronic textiles and wearables.

External activity

Martha is a member of the DIY arts and events culture in Nottingham, by organising and participating in art, music and film events.

She runs a small knitted accessories label focusing on colourful, patterned items in lambswool and cotton.

Sponsors and collaborators

Martha has collaborated through research projects with Nottinghamshire Mind Network and Newstead Abbey Costume Collection.

She is currently working with a large sportswear brand on a textile research project.


GLAZZARD, M., 2014. Re-Addressing The Role Of Knitted Textile Design Knowledge: Auxetic Textiles From A Practice-Led, Designer-Maker Perspective. PhD, Nottingham Trent University.

GLAZZARD, M. and BREEDON, P., 2014. Weft-knitted auxetic textile design. Physica Status Solidi (b), 251 (2), 267-272.

GLAZZARD, M., et al., 2015. Facilitating a ‘non-judgmental’ skills-based co-design environment. In: Proceedings of the Third European Conference on Design4Health 2015, Sheffield Hallam University, 13-16 July. Sheffield Hallam University, pp. 1-12.

GLAZZARD, M., et al., 2014. Experiential collaborations from garment to costume: Play and the thing as design outcome. Craft Plus Design Enquiry, (6), 137-157.

GLAZZARD, M. and BREEDON, P., 2013. Exploring 3D-Printed Structures Through Textile Design. In: Research Through Design 2013 Conference Proceedings, Gateshead, UK, 3-5 September 2013. Northumbria University, pp. 51-54.

BRIGGS-GOODE, A., et al., 2015. An Internet of Soft Things. In: Futurescan 3: Intersecting Identities, Glasgow School of Art, 11-12 November 2015. Glasgow: Glasgow School of Art.

GLAZZARD, M. and KETTLEY, S., 2010. Knitted Stretch Sensors for Sound Output. In: MIT, January 25-27. New York: ACM, pp. 391-392.

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