Henriette Roued-Cunliffe

My name is Henriette Roued-Cunliffe and I am a Digital Humanities researcher with a great interest in Do-It-Yourself Culture (see Research).

My background is in the Cultural Heritage sector (see CV on LinkedIn) and I am particularly interested in the relationship between DIY Culture and Cultural Institutions (Museums, Libraries and Archives).

I am Danish, and after several years abroad, I am now living in Denmark again with my husband John and daughter Bess. I recently took up a position as assistant professor at the Royal School of Library and Information Science, University of Copenhagen.

I have my Doctorate (PhD) from the University of Oxford with the title:  “A Decision Support System for the Reading of Ancient Documents“. The PhD is a part of the Image, Text, Interpretation: e-Science, Technology and Documents project (also known as the eSAD project) from 2008-2011.

My Doctorate was based at the Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents (CSAD) at the Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies (Classics) at the University of Oxford where my supervisor Professor Alan K. Bowman is situated.
The eSAD project and thus the doctorate was conducted in collaboration with Professor Melissa Terras (Centre for Digital Humanities, University College London) and  Professor Sir Michael Brady (Dept of Engineering Science, University of Oxford).

My MSc dissertation in Archaeological Computing at the Archaeological Computing Research Group, University of Southampton was supervised by Professor Graeme Earl.

My CV is available on my Linkedin profile and a list of papers, publications and talks (some with links to downloadable copies) are available on my Academia.edu profile.

Mainly research related twitter: @HenrietteRoued  – although some crafty bits may sneak in from time to time.


I also enjoy many different DIY activities myself (see Eddie’s Room). I knit, sew, spin, decoupage, redecorate old furniture, refashion clothes and much more.

Keywords: Crafts, DIY projects, DIY tutorialsGardening, Genealogy, Homemade recipes, InterviewsKnitting, Knitting videos, Pattern Designs, Refashioning, Sewing

I have recently decided to take all the DIY projects and other activities I do and share them via Instagram and my Facebook page. The stories and photos will still be visible on this website but they won’t be shared as blogposts anymore. The reason for this is that I simply find that it is quicker to share via these platforms and thus I get it done.

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KNITTING PATTERN DESIGNS: I have been designing my own knitting patterns since 2013 and I love it. I mainly share and sell my patterns on Ravelry but also use Craftsy occasionally.
The knitting newsletter is dedicated to my knitting pattern designs. I will send a new one out when I have news about a knitting pattern, no more than once a month, but probably not that often.

REFASHION CO-OP: In 2010 I came up with the idea for the Refashion co-op, a multi-editor/multi-contributor blog on refashioning. A previous multi-contributor refashioning blog, Wardrobe Refashion had just closed down because it all became too much of a work load for the editor. Therefore, I decided that if I was going to get involved with starting a new blog, we had to change the editor concept. We began in February 2011 with an editor group of 7 and have since had some editors leave and new ones join. I myself have had a long maternity leave but am now getting involved with editing again. I think the Refashion co-op has so far been a great success, as when old editors feel a bit burned out or need a break there are always new editors ready to jump in so the blog doesn’t suffer and no-one is left feeling that it all relies on them.

HISTORIC CRAFTS: My previous experience with a multi-contributor blog was Historic Crafts which is now a Google/Blogger blog and is currently working only as an archive. I was the main person behind this blog and I did burn out because of it. I still love the concept of good posts on Historic Crafts and maybe one day in the future I can restart this blog in some form or another as a multi-editor/multi-contributor blog too.

RAVELRY: I am on Ravelry.com as Eddieduckling where I update my knitting and spinning projects and engage with the worldwide knitting community, so please come on over and say hi next time you are on Ravelry. If you don’t know what Ravelry is and you enjoy to knit, crochet or spin then I would definitely recommend that you sign up and try it out.

PINTEREST: I am also on Pinterest, again as Eddieduckling. For a while Pinterest had lost it’s appeal to me because I was too concerned about copyright issues. But now I am on it again pinning away. At the moment I am doing a lot of pinning on edited board for the Refashion Co-op as a part of a big tidying (and making our refashions more visible) task that I have set myself. I have also setup quite a few group boards for group pinning on refashioning.


I am very passionate about family history and I wish I had more time to do more of this. My research so far covers my Danish and my husbands British family. I have several family tree databases. One for each of the 4 parts of my family and one for my husbands family altogether. All five databases are open to the public for all non-sensitive material about people who are deceased. There is no need to ask for a login as I won’t grant access to sensitive information to anyone outside the family. You can find a list of the databases below. I also blog about genealogy – see more on the genealogy page.


Everything on this site, that is not attributed to someone else, is copyright of me, Henriette Roued-Cunliffe. I am licensing it under the CC BY-NC-ND license. This basically means that you are free to share it however you want as long as you credit me, but you can’t use it for commercial gain or make changes to it. If you want to make changes to anything or use it commercially please ask and we’ll find a solution.

If for example you want to use one of my photos, you write next to or below the photo ‘by Henriette Roued-Cunliffe’ and you link the text or the photo back to the page where you found it. Easy! I would also love it if you would write a little comment on the page, saying that you shared my stuff and linking to where it is shared. Just so I can go and discover your amazing website


Email: henriette@roued.com

Work email: roued@hum.ku.dk