Nottingham, United Kingdom

Fashion Knitwear: Design / Create / Construct

when 5 July 2021 - 23 July 2021
language English
duration 3 weeks
fee GBP 1595

Nottingham Trent University has one of the most famous knitwear departments of all UK universities, with a team of expert tutors and technicians that work with students on innovative, creative projects.

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 creating knitted fabric and exploring its potential within a fashion 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 famous for its textile and fashion heritage.

During this course you’ll learn about and experiment with knitted fabric design, fashion knitwear trend research, yarn and material awareness, knitted garment construction techniques and digital knit workshops.

Supporting your studio work will be visits to galleries to find creative inspiration, and a visit to a local knitwear manufacturer. You will also see the future of smart knitted textile technology.

You will work on projects which will enhance your knowledge of garment specification and terminology, enabling you to understand the potential in taking a piece from concept to manufacture.

Course leader

A dedicated knitwear designer, lecturer and mentor, Jane Thomson teaches on both the BA Fashion Knitwear and Knitted Textiles, BA Textile Design and MA Fashion Knitwear design courses at NTU.

Target group

You should have completed at least one year of undergraduate studies in fashion or textile design.

Course aim

By the end of the course,you will have the expertise to produce samples on the Dubied knitting machine, the ability to design, knit and construct a garment,and be part of a network of knit practitioners.

Fee info

GBP 1595: This fee covers the course delivery, most materials and any related course travel and entry tickets.
GBP 570: On-campus accommodation for three weeks in a single room with private bathroom facilities and shared kitchen and living space.