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Shima Seiki
Shima Seiki

Carlo Volpi

  • 25th February 2014

    Pitti Filati research area

    This season I collaborated once again with the Research Area at Pitti Filati. This time Angelo Figus and Nicola Miller decided to work with some Italian colleges and factories and they also decided to involve a British college.

  • 14th February 2014

    Shima Seiki showroom in Milan

    Shima Seiki showed for the first time as part of KnitClub, the new initiative launched at Pitti Filati where some of the best knitting factories showcase their work and technological capabilities. In addition to their Apex 3 software, a powerful tool that hel

  • 3rd February 2014

    Planned Pooling

    For a very long time, the concept of hand dyeing never really appealed to me: whenever I did a dyeing workshop or tried teaching myself from a book it seemed that there was far too much preparation, mess and accurate measurements that I could handle...

  • 21st January 2014

    Rowan hand knitting magazine

    The latest edition of the Rowan hand knitting magazine came out a few days ago. I started working as a freelance designer for Rowan a year ago, I was very excited when I was given the opportunity to be part of their team as I have always loved their yarns and

  • 21st January 2014

    London Collections Menswear

    Last Wednesday was the last day of the a/w menswear collections in London and I took the afternoon off to go into town and see some of the presentations at the Hospital Club in Covent Garden.

  • 6th January 2014

    Knit me a fence

    With the festive season officially over, it was time for me to get back to work. Along with my freelance work and my new collection of sweaters that is coming out soon, I will resume teaching at Bucks New Uni, Morley College and Goldsmiths next week.

  • 6th January 2014

    Meeting new faces

    Imagine if you woke up one day and you weren't able to recognise your face anymore, or your family members', your friends', and everybody around you. It would be pretty scary, wouldn't it?

  • 20th December 2013

    Textile View issue 104 knitwear forecast

    The new issue of Textile View magazine has just come out and for the second time I was involved in researching and styling the knitwear for the shoot. We are a very small team, Sandy MacLennan, at East Central studios, is the concept designer and Aaron Tilley

  • 20th December 2013

    The ugly Christmas sweater

    Merry Christmas everyone! The festive season has come round far too quickly this year, and I still haven't had time to make a Christmas tree, or buy any presents....but I've been thinking about taking a day or two off to design and make an amazing Christmas sw

  • 21st November 2013


    I honestly don't understand those people who hate fireworks: unlike Great Britain, where Guy Fawkes's night has gradually extended to New Years' eve, creating a long, firework season, in Italy you see pyrotechnic displays very sporadically, during fun fairs or

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