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Knitwear Lab – Knitwear Course

Learn all you need to know for designing industrial knitwear. In this 6-day course you will be introduced in the M1plus® pattern software and work on STOLL flatbed knitting machines in our own Knitwear Lab in Almere (close to Amsterdam). You’ll learn the ins and outs of knitwear so you can be a better designer, grow into a better knitter or communicate in depth with your knitwear supplier or programmer to develop the knitwear you want.

In the mornings we’ll do the theory part, when you’re still fresh and awake. Most of the day however is dedicated to hands on elements. You will learn the basics of programming, work with the latest STOLL machines and design your own swatches.

Preliminary Curriculum:

  • Designing in Stitches
  • Introduction to the machines
  • M1plus® pattern software introduction
    • basics
    • modules and color arrangements
    • fully fashioned knitting
  • How to operate the machines
  • Fiber and Yarn (and sustainability)
  • Adobe for knitters
  • How to talk to your knitter – Making a Tech Pack

 

Course leaders

Thijs Verhaar, Cherish Brouwer, Francesca Pedrini, Gaia Liesdek and Annika Klaas.

Knitwear Lab has become an important player in the world of design and developing industrial knitwear. We work for many smaller and bigger brands and companies for who we develop knitted shoes, apparel but also technical textiles.

Thijs Verhaar with his 30+ years of experience in international knitwear will share his technical and fashion knowledge with you. Cherish, Francesca, Gaia and Annika are experienced designers and knitters who will teach about designing and programming for industrial knitwear. They will guide you through the M1plus® pattern software and help you on the STOLL CMS 530 OKC and our two STOLL CMS ADF 16/16BW machines.

 

Target group

This course is for professionals and students who want to gain a extensive knowledge of how industrial knitwear is designed, programmed and manufactured.

 

Fee info

€  950,- (ex. VAT)

Fee includes:

  • All material costs, you will go home with a small personal swatch library
  • Lunch

 

When

Basic Course
Week 51        14 Dec – 19 Dec 2020
Week 16        19 Apr – 24 Apr 2021
Week 27        5 July – 10 July 2021

Advanced Course
Week 28        12 July – 17 July 2021

If due to the COVID-19 outbreak measures taken by the government are still in place and prevent us from running the knitwear course, your fee will be fully refunded. 

 

Where

Knitwear Lab
Josephine Bakerstraat 81
Almere

 

For more information or registering for one of the dates, use the message box below or contact Thijs.

thijs@knitwearlab.nl
+31(0)653 419 327

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Cultuurfonds Almere

Cultuurfonds Almere zet zich in voor een levendig en cultuurrijk Almere. Het stimuleringsfonds helpt de Almeerse culturele sector sterker te worden en moedigt deze aan om meer samen te werken, met elkaar én andere sectoren. Daarnaast investeert Cultuurfonds Almere in ondernemerschap, innovatie, talent en creativiteit. Het fonds doet dit door financiële bijdragen te verstrekken aan cultuurmakers en organisaties in alle disciplines, van amateur tot professioneel.