Course Provider: Nottingham Trent University
Contact Name: Linsey Richards
Telephone: 0115 848 2813
Course Length: 3 weeks
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Three week course at Nottingham Trent University's renowned fashion knitwear department.
This practical course combines the two interconnected disciplines of fashion and textiles through the medium of knitted fabric design. Participants should be interested in creating the knitted fabric and exploring its potential within a fashion garment. You will 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 made famous for its textile and fashion heritage.
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.
During this course you will learn about and experiment with:
knitted fabric design
fashion knitwear trend research
yarn and material awareness
knitted garment construction techniques
digital knit workshops.
You will 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 will have:
the expertise to produce samples and swatches that you can develop in the future
innovative, contemporary work for your portfolio
new technical knowledge in knitted garment construction
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 is also useful for design professionals looking for new inspiration, and teachers and technicians looking for ways to engage with knit design and technology.
How will the course be taught?
Supporting your studio work will be tours around the city and the region to better understand our textile history. You will see the unique Lace Archive, visit textile museums, take inspiration from galleries and visit manufacturers to help put your work in a historical and global context. There will be a visit to London on one Saturday, with a trip to the Victoria and Albert Museum and other key museums used by textiles and fashion students for generating ideas.
What's included in the price?
Three weeks of expert tuition in the university workshops from 9 - 27 July 2017, Monday to Friday 10 am - 4 pm.
A research visit to London is also included in the fee.
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.
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