Knitwear For Fashion - Intermediate
This unique course offers you the chance to create a complete project in knitwear design. You will gain hands-on experience of a range of fashion knitwear techniques, including pattern calculation, creating a variety of trims and garment assembly on the machine, the over locker and linker. You can then choose to accumulate your learned techniques into a final design and garment.
Who should take this course?
It would be ideally suited to those who wish to extend their textile knowledge into a fashion context, and who would benefit from portfolio-building skills.
Students must have prior experience of a knitting machine, ideally having completed the beginners course - or similar.
Prior experience of garment making is not needed.
Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older
Alice Wellbeloved has worked as head knitwear designer for numerous luxury brands including Christian Lacroix, Sonia Rykiel and Viktor and Rolf. She also teaches textiles, fashion and knitwear at Foundation and BA level at Central Saint Martins. Alice has a BA in Textile Design and an MA in Fashion Knitwear from Central Saint Martins.
Please bring with you to the first session:
- Tape measure
- A selection of yarns of different weights and gauges - You do not need to bring in large amounts but should bring a good selection that you are inspired by.
- Any ribbons, lace, net, fabrics, or other non- knitted trims to embellish your swatches
- Any students wishing to use crochet or handknitting to embellish their samples can also bring crochet hooks / knitting needles, but please note that this is not a taught part of the course due to time constraints.
Please note that there will be a selection of basic yarns provided