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Anna Piper

Senior Lecturer

School of Art & Design

Staff Group(s)
Fashion, knitwear and textile design


Anna is a lecturer textile design, and is Second Year Module Leader on the BA (Hons) Textile Design Course. She specialises in woven textiles and Computer Aided Design (CAD). She also teaches Design Culture and Context for Fashion, Textile and Knitwear students.

Research areas

Anna is currently undertaking a practice-led PhD into 3D and composite garment weaving, integrating hand and digital technologies. Her research interests include: traditional hand weaving practices, digital weaving techniques, sustainable and zero waste design, functional textiles, embodied knowledge and design innovation.


NIMKULRAT, N. RAEBILD, U. & PIPER, A. (Eds.). 2018. ‘Soft landing’. Cumulus Think Tank Series. Helsinki: Alto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture.

PIPER, A. 2016. ‘Code, Decode. Recode: Constructing, Deconstructing and Reconstructing Knowledge Through Making’. DRS Conference Proceedings 2016. Brighton: University of Brighton. 28-30 June 2016.

PIPER, A. & TOWNSEND, K. 2015. ‘Crafting the Composite Garment: The Role of Hand Weaving in Digital Creation’. Journal of Textile Design Research Practice. 3(1-2). pp.3-26

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

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