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Author Sissons, Juliana, 1959- author.

Title Knitwear : an introduction to contemporary design / Juliana Sissons.

Publication Info. [New York] : Bloomsbury Visual Arts, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, [2018]


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Edition Second edition.
Description 1 online resource : color illustrations.
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Series Basics fashion design
Basics fashion design.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed March 13, 2018).
Summary Fully revised and updated, this new second edition of Knitwear provides an invaluable introduction to the use of knitwear in fashion design. The book delves into the characteristics and behavior of many varieties of yarn and fiber, from traditional to contemporary, providing easy-to-follow diagrams, practical examples, and rich illustrations throughout. Knitwear provides an insider's perspective into the knitwear industry and offers vital need-to-know information to readers on various career pathways, while highlighting contemporary machinery and tools available to knitwear designers today, demonstrating how to create knitting patterns, and laying out the basic techniques used on domestic machines. Interviews with international designers, operating at different levels within the industry, provide further insight into the business of knitwear, and how to get a good head-start into the industry. A must-have handbook for the knitwear designer, Knitwear is a beautiful and indispensable guide to this growing area of the fashion industry.
Contents 1. Approach to knit -- Reinventing traditional knitting -- Yarns and fibres -- Construction of knit -- Developments in design and technology -- Industry interview. Freddie Robins, Senior Tutor, Knitted Textiles, the Royal College of Art -- 2. Creative development -- The brief -- Research -- Industry interview: Shelley Fox, Director of MFA Fashion Design and Society, The New School Parsons -- Design development -- Colour -- Sculptural form -- Presentation and evaluation -- 3. Construction through pattern and texture -- The tension swatch -- Basic techniques -- Lace -- Surface texture -- Industry interview. Sophie Steller, Design Director -- Patterned knits -- 4. Construction through shape -- Partial knitting. three-dimensional effects -- Creating flared shapes -- Increasing and decreasing -- Industry interview. Katherine Mavridis: Knitwear Designer -- Draping and shaping -- Creating a knitting pattern -- 5. Details and trims -- Collars and neckbands -- Industry interview. Hannah Jenkinson, Knitwear Designer -- Buttonholes and fastenings -- Hand-finishing techniques -- Embellishment -- 6. Menswear -- Historical contexts -- Androgynous contexts -- Industry interview: Cozette McCreery -- Designer case study: Pa Byrne -- Designer case study: Ella Nisbett -- Designer case study: Ben McKernan -- Designer case study: Latasha Hammond -- Designer case study: Matilda Draper -- Designer case study: Kendall Baker -- Designer case study: Carlo Volpi.
Subject Knit goods -- Design.
Fashion design.
DESIGN -- Textile & Costume.
Fashion design. (OCoLC)fst01200123
Breien. (NL-LeOCL)113063385
Textielkunst. (NL-LeOCL)078687896
Textiel. (NL-LeOCL)126802246
ISBN 9781474251747 (electronic book)
1474251749 (electronic book)
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