Tracey Doxey

Tracey was born in Derbyshire in the 60s and left school at 16 to work as a clerical assistant. At the age of 32, she went on to take a Fine Art Degree as a mature student at Sheffield Hallam University, then, an MA in Knitting at Nottingham Trent University in 2016–2018. In between, she has worked in event production, contemporary dance touring management, taught English and worked in project roles in Higher Education. Her passions are in combining Fair Isle knitting, writing and travel. She has travelled widely, crossing China and Tibet in 2005, which changed how she viewed the world. She has lived in Sheffield, China, Salzburg, London, Chatsworth and latterly, Shetland.

Tracey was awarded an Artist Residency at Sheffield Institute of Art 2018–2019, as well as a research grant to travel to Unst to record the oral histories of the lace knitters. She has been awarded Arts Council England and Creative Scotland grants for her research and writing and teaches online colour blending workshops for Fair Isle knitting to participants from all over the world.

She is currently working on her debut creative non-fiction work, Dear Susan, A house of two women.

Tracey has a son, Jess, and a daughter, Patti-June.  She currently lives in Sheffield with her two cats, Alfie Chub Chub and Teep.

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Tracey is represented by Jenny. For all enquiries, contact