New York-based British textile designer Florence Spurling has shared her expertise with students as an instructor at top New York fashion schools such as Parsons and Pratt and has created freelance designs for high-profile brands like Marc Jacobs and Anthropologie. Now, in her first book, Designing Knitted Textiles: Machine Knitting for Fashion, Spurling guides readers through the fundamental skills of machine knitting while encouraging them to be experimental and creative.
Designing Knitted Textiles takes a contemporary approach to explore the countless possibilities of machine-knitted textiles within an array of fashion contexts. Approachable for anyone with an interest in textile design, this three-part guide explores a wide range of techniques and outcomes:
-Part one provides a practical introduction to the subject
-Part two covers colour, pattern, texture, structure, and embellishment, highlighting a range of designs from traditional to the most modern
-Finally, part three delves into the construction elements needed to create garments and accessories
Featuring beautiful inspirational images of knitted fabrics and fashion items, Designing Knitted Textiles uses illustrated steps and troubleshooting advice to provide clear instruction from design through to construction. This is the perfect book for fashion and textile design students and professionals alike.
Florence Spurling is a British textile designer based in New York, where she runs her own design studio. Florence specializes in knitted textiles, embroidery, and embellishment. She has a Masters from the Royal College of Art, London, and has taught at various institutions including Parsons and Pratt in New York.
Designing Knitted Textiles: Machine Knitting for Fashion, by Florence Spurling
US On Sale Date: August 10
Price: $65.00 Hardcover | ISBN: 9781786276537