Basics Fashion Design 06: Knitwear

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AVA Publishing, Dec 1, 2010 - Crafts & Hobbies - 184 pages
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Basics Fashion Design 06: Knitwear is a practical introduction to the use of knitwear in fashion design, richly illustrated with examples and easy-to-follow diagrams. It describes the many varieties of yarn and fibre, their characteristics and their behaviour, from the traditional to the contemporary. It explains the relevant machinery and tools, and the types of work that can be produced on each.

Basic techniques on domestic machines are discussed, leading to a section on how to create a knitting pattern. Details and trims are also examined, outlining embellishment, buttonholes and fastenings.

The book also discusses the knitwear industry and offers useful information on the various career pathways. Interviews with international designers, each at a different level within the industry, provide further insight into the business as a whole.

 

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Contents

Introduction
6
Approach to knit
8
Creative development
38
Construction through pattern and texture
64
Construction through shape
100
Details and trims
130
Conclusion
159
Glossary
161
Useful resources
165
Shops and suppliers
169
Bibliography
171
Index
173
Acknowledgements and picture credits
175
Working with ethics
176
Back Cover
184
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About the author (2010)

Juliana Sissons designs for her own fashion label in knitwear, focusing on innovative sculptural approaches to shaping and pattern making. As a freelance knitwear designer and pattern cutter, her clients have included Alexander McQueen, Louis Vuitton, Antoni & Alison, Shelley Fox, Koji Tatsuno of Culture Shock, Hewitts of Savile Row, The BBC, The Victoria & Albert Museum, Andrew Logan and Britney Spears. Juliana has lectured in fashion and textiles at the University of Loughborough and is currently a visiting lecturer at the London College of Fashion, Northbrook College, Hastings College of Art, Sussex Downs College, City College Brighton and tutors in pattern cutting at the University of Brighton. She has also recently delivered workshops at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, Denmark and continues to run regular workshops and demonstrations in haute couture, design and pattern cutting at the Victoria and Albert Museum, UK.

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