Basics Fashion Design: Knitwear / Edition 1

Basics Fashion Design: Knitwear / Edition 1

by Juliana Sissons
     
 

ISBN-10: 2940411166

ISBN-13: 9782940411160

Pub. Date: 11/10/2010

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

"AVA Academia's Basics Fashion Design titles are designed to provide visual arts students with a theoretical and practical exploration of each of the fundamental topics within the discipline of fashion design. Packed with examples from students and professionals and fully illustrated with clear diagrams and inspiring imagery, they offer an essential exploration of

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"AVA Academia's Basics Fashion Design titles are designed to provide visual arts students with a theoretical and practical exploration of each of the fundamental topics within the discipline of fashion design. Packed with examples from students and professionals and fully illustrated with clear diagrams and inspiring imagery, they offer an essential exploration of the subject." Knitwear offers endless creative outcomes, enabling an independent and experimental approach to design. Basics Fashion Design: Knitwear provides a practical and visually orientated introduction to the subject, taking you through the design process from research and development through to pattern-making, construction and finishing techniques. Featuring work by talented designers, this book will provide you with the fundamental knowledge and inspiration to design and create your own innovative, knitted textiles.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9782940411160
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
11/10/2010
Series:
Basics Fashion Design Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

 

Introduction

 

1    Approach to knit                                       

Traditional knitting reinvents itself                 

Yarns and fibres                                          

Machinery and tools                                    

Developments in design and technology        

 

2    Creative development                                    

The brief                                                     

Research                                                   

Design development                                    

Colours and weight                                      

Sculptural form                                           

Conceptual innovation                                  

 

3    Construction through pattern and texture       

The knitted sample/tension swatch               

Basic techniques on domestic machines      

Patterned knits: designing on paper              

Lace                                                                      

Textured knits                                                         

 

4    Construction through shape                

Designing on the machine                            

Partial knitting: three-dimensional effects      

Creating flared shapes                                             

Shaping: increasing and decreasing                          

Creating a knitting pattern                            

Body pattern                                                           

Sleeve pattern                                                         

 

5    Details and trims                                       

Hems                                                                     

Button holes and fastenings                        

Collars                                                                   

Embellishment                                            

Hand techniques   

                                      

6    The knitwear industry                               

Spider diagram                                           

Trade fairs, exhibitions and competitions

Promotion: catwalk pieces

Global designer business

Cottage industry and small business

Mass produced clothing production   

  

Conclusion                                                 

Endmatter                                                  

Acknowledgements and picture credits         

 

 

Overseas contributor/case study list:

                   

Shelley Fox Alexander McQueen

Knit One

Sandra Backlund

Clare Tough

Amy Dyer

Julien Macdonald

 

 

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