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Designing Knitted Textiles

Machine Knitting for Fashion

Florence Spurling

£35.00

Designing Knitted Textiles guides readers through the fundamental skills of machine knitting, while encouraging them to be creative and experimental. It takes a contemporary approach, exploring the countless possibilities of machine-knitted textiles within multiple fashion contexts.

Part 1 offers a practical introduction to the subject, with step-by-steps and detailed information on tools, stitch types, fibres and techniques. Part 2 covers colour, pattern, texture, structure and embellishment, highlighting a range of designs from traditional styles such as Fair Isle to the most intricate lace or unusual 3D effects. Finally, Part 3 delves into the construction elements needed to create garments and accessories.

Florence Spurling is a British textile designer based in New York, where she runs her own design studio and freelances for high-profile brands such as Marc Jacobs and Oscar de la Renta. Florence specializes in knitted textiles, embroidery and embellishment. She has a Masters from the Royal College of Art, London, and has taught at various institutions including Parsons and Pratt in New York.

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