27th Nov 2014 6:30pm-8:00pm
Textiles Institute, London
Talk at The Textile Institute London and South East England Section
Vikki Haffenden is a specialist in knitted textiles and knitwear with experience in both design and manufacture with a particular interest and expertise in CAD (computer aided design) and CAM (computer aided manufacture). Her PhD research focused on this technological section of knitwear design and manufacture, in combination with the exploration of fit for real body shape through 3D body scanning. This combined understanding is critical to seamlessly knitted clothing in which fit has to be integrated into the knit structure.
Vikki is a senior lecturer at the University of Brighton, a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Framework Knitters, and author and consultant on a number of popular books on hand knitting.
Seamless knitting is a newly emerging area of commercial interest for a variety of end uses from fashion clothing to medical/technical, and yet knitting is still not always fully understood and often mistaken for woven fabric. With samples and a rich collection of illustrated examples, Vikki will unravel 'seamless' as a method of knitting. She will differentiate between various types, discuss different meanings and methods of manufacturing, and put these into historical and current context.
Free to Textile Institute members. Non-members £5. Students £1.
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