United Kingdom, Nottingham

Fashion Knitwear Summer School

when 9 July 2018 - 27 July 2018
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 15 ECTS
fee GBP 2190

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.

Supporting your studio work will be tours around the city and the region to better understand our textile history.

You'll visit textile museums, take inspiration from galleries and visit manufacturers to help put your work in a historical and global context.

There'll 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.

Course leader

Jane Thomson is an accomplished knitwear designer and co-founder of Acorn Conceptual Textiles.

She has over 25 years of experience in knitwear design and fabric development for the interior and fashion knitwear market.

Target group

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 new inspiration, and teachers and technicians looking for ways to engage with knit design and technology.

Course aim

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 making 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 made famous for its textile and fashion heritage.

Credits info

This course provides 15 credits (7.5 ECTS).

Fee info

GBP 2190: The fee includes tuition, most materials, London research trip travel and accommodation on campus.