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:
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.
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.
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.