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Fashion Knitwear: Design / Create / Construct

Nottingham Trent University
Course summary
3 weeks
1,329.17 GBP excl. VAT
English
Full time
Nottingham
Next available date: 05/07/2021 10:00 - Nottingham
Last application: 04/07/2021
Professional Training

Course description

Fashion Knitwear: Design / Create / Construct

This practical course combines the two interconnected disciplines of fashion and textiles through the medium of knitted fabric design.

It will start with design and trend research, followed by technical workshops on the industrial knitting machines to create knit samples, and will finish with garment construction.

By the end of three weeks, you’ll have a portfolio of work and a finished, accomplished and wearable piece of knitted fashion.

Nottingham Trent University has one of the most famous fashion and knitwear departments of all UK universities, with a team of expert tutors and specialist technicians that work with students and industry on innovative and creative projects.

In summer, you can immerse yourself in our fashion knitwear world on this three-week creative and technical course.

The course is aimed at anyone interested in knitting and learning to make up a complete garment.

You'll experience industry-level resources, explore design processes, extend your portfolio and create some amazing new work.

And all this takes place in the centre of Nottingham, a city that’s famous for its textile and fashion heritage.

During the course, you’ll learn about and experiment with:

  • knitted fabric design - specialising in the industrial Dubied machine
  • fashion knitwear trend research
  • yarn and material awareness
  • knitted garment construction techniques
  • the toiling process
  • digital knit workshops.

You’ll also see the future of smart knitted textile technology.

The projects will enhance your knowledge of garment specification and terminology, enabling you to understand the potential in taking a piece from concept to manufacture.

By the end of the course you’ll have:

  • the expertise to produce samples and swatches on the Dubied knitting machine that you can develop in the future
  • the creative and technical ability to design, knit and construct a basic yet accomplished garment
  • innovative, contemporary work for your portfolio
  • a new network of knit practitioners.

This course is ideal for a range of people, especially:

  • students who have completed at least one year of an undergraduate course in fashion or textiles
  • fashion or textile professionals looking for inspiration
  • teachers and technicians looking for ways to engage with knit design and technology.

Learning will take place during scheduled workshops including technical knit and garment make up sessions, sketchbook and research investigation, and portfolio development.

You’ll be encouraged to use the University's extensive library resources and visit galleries or museums to help generate your own personal concepts.

Supporting your studio work, and to help put your skills and knowledge into a historical and global context, there’ll be a visit to a famous knitwear manufacturer (subject to availability) during the course.

Here's what our previous attendees have said:

"It has always been my dream to study fashion knitwear at NTU, and the course has been perfect." IW, Switzerland

"I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at NTU. The course was as good as I hoped it would be, and all the staff involved were helpful and enthusiastic." SC, UK

“I enjoyed getting to focus solely on knitting for three weeks and getting to use industry-standard machines and design software.” TF, Australia

Here are some of our previous attendees' work in progress:

   

 

Tutor profile: Jane Thomson is an accomplished knitwear designer and co-founder of Acorn Conceptual Textiles.

She has over 25 years’ of experience in knitwear design and fabric development for the interior and fashion knitwear market.

Jane is highly skilled in the use of industrial and domestic machines, competent in both hand knit and crochet, and has worked with clients including Ralph Lauren, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Abercrombie and Fitch and French Connection.

A dedicated knitwear designer, lecturer and mentor, Jane teaches on both the BA Fashion Knitwear and Knitted Textiles, BA Textile Design and MA Fashion Knitwear design courses at NTU.

With her vast and varied experience in the knitwear industry, she’s been able to identify and develop creative talent in those she’s employed and lectured, helping them discover their potential.

Jane will be joined by CAD and garment make up specialists during the course.

Need accommodation for the summer?

You can book a self-catered, single room with private bathroom on our city campus, right next door to our studios and classrooms. Accommodation can be booked online via the course homepage.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Level: Beginner

Entry requirement: You should have an academic or professional background in fashion or textile design. Knit experience is not required.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Three weeks of quality tuition with an experienced tutor.

Certificate of attendance upon completion.

Indicative class size: 10

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Average rating 5

Based on 2 reviews

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(5)
I really enjoyed my time on the NTU fashion knitwear summer school. It was a fantastic opportunity to learn new skills and develop my ideas with amazing facilities and knowledgeable tutors and technicians. It was a valuable 3 weeks and I would recommend it to anyone looking to further their understanding of the fashion knitwear industry.
IW, Switzerland, Summer 2014
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It has always been my dream to study fashion knitwear at NTU, and the course has been perfect.
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