About the Course
Nottingham Trent University has one of the most famous fashion 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 too can immerse yourself in our fashion knitwear world.
This practical course combines the two interconnected disciplines of fashion and textiles through the medium of knitted fabric design.
It's 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 this 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 students who have completed at least one year of an undergraduate course in fashion or textiles and are new to knitwear.
It's also useful for design professionals looking for inspiration, and teachers and technicians looking for ways to engage with knit design and technology.
How will the course be taught?
Learning will take place during scheduled, specific workshops including technical knit and garment make sessions, sketchbook and research investigation, and portfolio development.
You’ll be encouraged to use the University's extensive library resources and visit galleries and/or museums to help generate your own personal concepts.
Supporting your studio work and to help put your work in a historical and global context there’ll be a visit to a famous knitwear manufacturer (subject to availability) during the course.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Three weeks of expert tuition in the university workshops, Monday to Friday 10 am - 4 pm.
Modern accommodation is available a short walk from our studios and is available to those booked on to a summer school course for an additional fee.
This craft course provider has been awarded Bronze status for receiving 1 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.
They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.