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Provides in-depth information on shaping and fitting, working with color and graphics, using dressmaker details, and finishing techniques, and includes instructions for sixteen garments
Designing a Knitwear Collection is an essential and comprehensive overview of the knitting design and development process.
A collection of design ideas and techniques for knitting sweaters.
In the textile industry, there is a pressing need for people who can facilitate the translation of creative solutions from designers into manufacturing language and data. The design technologist has to understand the elements and principles employed by designers and how these change for various textile media. One must also have a good understanding of the processes, materials and products for which the textile designer is required to produce creative solutions. This book will be for designers wishing to improve their technological knowledge, technologists wishing to understand the design process, and anyone else who seeks to work at this design-technology interface. Key Features: • Provides a comprehensive information about textile production, apparel production and the design aspects of both textile and apparel production. • Fills the traditional gap between design and manufacture changing with advanced technologies. • Includes brief summary of spinning, weaving, chemical processing and garmenting. • Facilitates translation of creative solutions from designers into manufacturing language and data. • Covers set of workshop activities.
A practical guide to the dynamic revival of contemporary knitting, Knitwear Design is also a source of inspiration and advice on the latest techniques and practices. Packed with diagrams, knitwear samples and images from a wide range of contemporary designers, the book offers a practical approach to designing garments from initial research, finding sources of inspiration and developing the design, through an exploration of color, texture, and knitting techniques to constructing a garment and creating and writing a pattern. Knitwear Design also showcases the techniques that are transforming knitted textiles, such as heat treatments and painting and printing knit, and profiles the fusing of knitting, art, and craft. The book includes case studies from international designers, offering students a unique insight into the industry. Knitting is a tactile and versatile craft and Knitwear Design gives readers the knowledge and inspiration they need to create innovative and eyecatching fashion.
Fashion-forward knitters who crave more than a project book will delight in this visually rich collection. Emma Robertson presents a unique and creative approach to knitting as she walks readers through her process from the kernel of inspiration to its rewarding execution. For each of the 15 stylish projects, Robertson presents hand-drawn sketches, eye candy–laden mood boards, and Polaroids of the objects that inspired her—and encourages knitters to think outside of the yarn box by incorporating other materials into their wares, from a knitted vest with a leather pocket to a breezy tank with a dip-dyed finish. With page after page of stunning photography, this book will motivate knitters to look around them, cull inspiration, and design their own fabulous looks.
Now in paperback, Shirley Paden's bestselling book Knitwear Design Workshop is the perfect knitting resource. This book explores the various techniques involved in designing handknitted garments with a perfect individual fit. Knitters at all levels who want to go beyond blindly following commercial pattern instructions will fall in love (all over again) with Knitwear Design Workshop, which pays special attention to knitters who would want to design their own traditional garments, stunning works of wearable art, experiment with garment shaping, write commercial patterns, or simply want to understand how to make minor modifications to commercial patterns. Conveniently, there are no prerequisites for using this book; instead, beginning with the first chapter, readers are guided through the different phases of the design process starting with the initial inspiration followed by a summary of the key design elements. Every step of the design process is detailed and illustrated for clarity and readers will enjoy instructions for four garments, used to illustrate the steps for designing and knitting garments that fit. With open arms and creative minds, welcome back--again--this gorgeous paperback edition of Knitwear Design Workshop.

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