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Warp Knitting/​Crochet

Warp knitting knowledge for the USA

Warp knitting courses restart at Karl Mayer North America after the pandemic induced break

7th November 2022

Knitting Industry
 |  Greensboro, NC, USA

Sports/​Activewear, Technical Textiles

The Karl Mayer Group Academy trains the company’s customers all over the world, and either invites them to its sites in Germany, China and India for this purpose, or travels to see them. This autumn, Academy head Sophia Krinner flew from the company headquarters in Obertshausen to Karl Mayer North America in Greensboro, North Carolina, to hold a warp knitting course, the first face-to-face event in the USA since the beginning of the Covid pandemic.

The course took place from 19 to 23 September and the content topics included explanations regarding the different kinds of warp knitting machines and lappings, production calculations and an overview of the basics of textile analysis.

The course participants listened to Sophia Krinner’s lectures with great interest. “Although the participants all had different levels of previous knowledge, and some of them had quite a lot to learn, all of them participated enthusiastically,” says Ms. Krinner.

In total, eleven people who work in the areas of production and quality control, as well as the creative departments of textile and clothing manufacturers, attended the course in Greensboro, including self-taught professionals with practical experience, newcomers to the industry and warp knitting experts who were looking to update their skills.

All of them benefited from the course and learnt many things that would be useful to them in their jobs. Quite a few gained a better understanding of their company’s products, were afterwards able to finally put things into context, and picked up ideas for improvements or new product solutions.

Sophia Krinner has been extremely busy since her return, as the next basic warp knitting course in Obertshausen starts on 14 November.

Anyone interested in attending the course can register for it here.

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