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Basic Pattern Making for KNITS - Introductory


Next Available: 14 Oct 10:00AM
6.0 hours

Description

This introductory level workshop for the development of stretch patterns and is suitable for students & teachers of all skill levels.  It will be run over one, full day session where students will learn to adapt our industry knit block into interesting tee shirt & dress styles with an emphasis on a quality finish.

Training will cover basic stretch pattern making techniques using our in-house Knit Block.  The focus is on basic and fashion knit patterns including block adjustments to suit particular knit fabrics.  Technical detail such as seam allowances, construction techniques and appropriate machinery are covered through each stage of the training.  Participants will produce their own styled stretch patterns.  Pattern Making techniques covered:

  1. Adjust block fit for different knit fabrics.
  2. Add fitting darts to develop sports or body conscious styles.
  3. Develop loose-fit Knit block for fashion patterns.
  4. Cowl Drape pattern making techniques.
  5. Gape darts and sleeveless styles.

The workshop is ideal for beginners and will help to enhance your understanding of stretch patterns and garments.  Workshop materials include detailed handouts of each stage of the workshop, guidelines to best workroom practice, and a glossary of terms related to knitwear.   Samples of a variety of stretch and drape samples are available for students to examine at the studio.  Pattern making materials and equipment are provided for use at the studio during the workshop at no extra charge.

This workshop does not cover the detail of achieving your own personal fit but focusses on pattern making adaptations for stretch patterns to industry standard.  Achieving your own personal fit blocks is covered in Personal Block Development KNITS - Introductory.

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Class Schedule

10:00AM to 4:00 PM

What you will learn
  • All about the important features and potential of my Knit Block.
  • How to develop a loose-fit Knit block for fashion patterns.
  • How to add fitting darts and empire lines to develop sports or body conscious styles.
What you will get
  • Expert tuition from an experienced teacher!
  • A copy of the Studio Faro Knit Block for your own personal use.
  • A detailed workbook with all the information we cover in the workshop and more.
  • At least two patterns using your own styling and design ideas.
  • Knowledge of industry techniques and methods that will boost your confidence in pattern making.
  • A comprehensive materials and suppliers listing featuring Anita's favourite sources.
  • Experience using industry standard pattern making equipment and materials during the workshop at no extra charge.

What to bring
  • Your enthusiasm!
  • All materials and equipment are provided by studio faro for the workshop. Please feel free to bring your favourite pencil or pattern making equipment.
  • Any knit designs that are favourites or that fascinate you as a designer. There's plenty of time for you to ask questions during the session.
What to wear

Please wear shoes that cover and protect your feet. It's a workshop environment and we're keen to keep your toes safe. :)

Appropriate for

Introductory - Suitable for students of all skill levels.


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Studio Faro

Vendor sincce 2015

Studio Faro is a commercial and educational outfit, run by Anita McAdam, that specialises in fashion design and pattern making.

These workshops are a reflection of Anita's background and the demands of the fashion industry workroom. 

'By running these workshops I hope to share my love of design and pattern making.  Years of teaching and commercial practice have gifted me with a wealth of knowledge.  Come get some!

Check out the blog (well-suited) on the website for more design and pattern madness. :)

All workshops are available for private booking and perfect for a minimum of 6 students; so get your friends together and email me to schedule your private workshop.  Anita :) enquiries@studiofaro.com

June 2017:  I'm currently moving my studio to rural New South Wales.  As I'll be located in the centre of the state I'm hoping to expand my workshops beyond Sydney to take in Melbourne, Wagga Wagga, Canberra and towns in the Riverina area.  Let me know if you'd like a Studio Faro Creative Pattern Making class in your area.  The first of the Sydney-based classes should be re-scheduled by August.  Checkout the website for the latest news. 

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Cancelation & Refund Policy

Refunds

  • You may request to withdraw from a class up to 7 working days prior to the commencement of a class. You will be charged a 10% administration fee if you cancel in less than 7 days.
  • In some instances bookings can be transferred to other class.
  • There is no refund if you withdraw within 48hours of the start of the class.
  • Requests for refunds should be made via email to Studio Faro (enquiries@studiofaro.com).

Transfers

  • You may request to transfer from one class to another up 7 days prior to the commencement of a class.
  • Requests for transfers must be made via email to Studio Faro.

Absences: There are no refunds, transfers or substitutions if you miss a class without making prior arrangements as above.

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Terms & Conditions

Terms and Conditions

CLASS BOOKING DETAILS

Booking Information - please read carefully.

Before booking please check the class information on the website to ensure places are available in your chosen class.

Who can book?

  • No qualifications or pre-requisites are necessary unless specified in the class description.
  • Classes are available to anyone over the age of 16 years.
  • For applicants under 18 years of age registration must be accompanied by an email granting permission from a parent or guardian.
  • My WWC number is : WWC1142947E

How to BOOK:

  • Bookings can be made via the website using a paypal or a credit card.
  • If you’re unable to pay by these methods please contact me (enquiries@studiofaro.com) directly to arrange an EFT payment.
  • Class fees must be paid in full to confirm a place in all classes.
  • Payment by cheque or bank transfer is accepted:
  • Bank cheques payable to Anita McAdam Designs.
  • Electronic transfer: Commonwealth – 062212 - Anita L McAdam - 10281356

STUDIO FARO CLASSES – TERMS & CONDITIONS

Class Cancellation

  • Studio Faro reserves the right to cancel or postpone any class due to under-enrolment. In this case, you will receive a full refund or transfer to another class.
  • Studio Faro reserves the right to amend any class, schedule, location or tutor listed on the website before or during the class.
  • Studio Faro retains the right to remove any disruptive student from the class if it is considered that their behaviour is impacting in a detrimental way on the learning experience of the other students. There will be no refund of class fees in this instance.

Refunds

  • You may request to withdraw from a class up to 7 working days prior to the commencement of a class. You will be charged a 10% administration fee if you cancel in less than 7 days.
  • In some instances bookings can be transferred to other class.
  • There is no refund if you withdraw within 48hours of the start of the class.
  • Requests for refunds should be made via email to Studio Faro (enquiries@studiofaro.com).

Transfers

  • You may request to transfer from one class to another up 7 days prior to the commencement of a class.
  • Requests for transfers must be made via email to Studio Faro.

Absences: There are no refunds, transfers or substitutions if you miss a class.  Studio Faro cannot accept responsibility for changes in your personal or work circumstances.

What do I Bring?

All materials and equipment required for the class are listed in the class description on the website.

Occupational Health & Safety

  • Studio Faro students must comply with the health and safety regulations. Please notify the Director of Studio Faro at enquiries@studiofaro.com of any existing medical condition or disability that may affect your participation in a class.
  • Students are required to wear closed toe shoes for safety in the workroom.

Parking

Parking will vary from location to location.  Please refer to the individual class description for this information.

PRIVACY

No personal information will be disclosed outside Studio Faro without your consent, except where required by law.

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Donna

30 April 2017 • Basic Pattern Making for KNITS - Introductory

Recently I attended Anita's "Pattern Making for Knits" workshop and found the experience thoroughly enjoyable. Her generous offering of advice, instruction and valuable expertise has given me so much to think about as an enthusiastic home sewer, passionate about great fitting garments. I would not hesitate to recommend Studio Faro's tuition and I cannot wait to attend my next workshop.

Alison

24 April 2017 • Basic Pattern Making for KNITS - Introductory

This is a fantastic class! Pattern drafting taught in exactly the way you hoped for. Great information, that was relevant, accessible, useful for beginners. Anita never made you feel that the task of drafting was beyond a beginners reach and she was incredibly generous with her knowledge. I went home with two basic blocks and printed hand outs with heaps of info. I've already signed up for my next class.