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Anna Piper

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

School of Art & Design

Staff Group(s)
Fashion, knitwear and textile design


Anna is a Senior Lecturer in Textile Design specialising in hand and digital weaving, as well as Computer Aided Design.

Research areas

Anna is a member of the Digital Craft and Embodied Knowledge, Sustainable Futures, and Style and Surface research groups.

External activity

In addition to her research activities and teaching role at NTU, Anna has experience of delivering smart and e-textiles workshops, and is a tenant at West Studios in Chesterfield.


PIPER, A. 2016. Code, Decode, Recode: Constructing, deconstructing and reconstructing knowledge through making. DRS Conference 2016 (Conference Proceedings). Brighton: University of Brighton. 28 – 30 June 2015.

PIPER, A. & TOWNSEND, K. 2015. ‘Crafting the Composite Garment: The role of hand weaving in digital production’. Journal of Textile Design Research and Practice.

CLOUGH, A. & PIPER, A. (Guest Editors). 2016. ‘Make, Mistake, Journey: Practice-led Research and Ways of Learning’. Networking Knowledge, Journal of the MeCCSA-PGN, Special Edition.

‘Working with 3rd Generation Smart Fibres Case Study’. In: Kettley, S. 2015. Designing with Smart Textiles. London: Bloomsbury.

CORK, C. et al. 2013. ‘The Next Generation of Electronic Textiles. In: 1st Conference on Digital Technologies for the Textile Industries (Conference Proceedings). Manchester. 5 & 6 September 2013

PIPER, A. 2012. ‘Case Study and UG Design Work’. In: Bartholomew, J & Rutherford, S. 2013. The Design Student Handbook. London: Pearson.

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