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June 2022

PhD success

Senior Lecturer in AUT’s Art and Design School, Rachelle Moore, recently completed her PhD studies and exhibited her final work at the St Paul Street Gallery. Her research, entitled Textile Terrains: A technique-led design methodology for knitted surfaces, focused on the development of a method of building knitted surface topographies using links-links stitch structures and the inlay knitting technique using the lab’s Shima Seiki SRY machine. Inlay is often referred to as a hybrid using both knitted and woven fabric forming techniques. The assembled material performances inherited from the hybrid textile technique are visible in the folded fragmentation of the knitted surfaces.

Rachelle’s exhibition at the St Paul Street Gallery

More student knit workshops planned for Semester 2

The lab intends to run another series of student-focused knit workshops at the beginning of Semester 2. The intention is to introduce students to the design, programming and machine knitting processes before developing their own designs of apparel, tubular structures, jacquard pieces and conductive materials, which they will knit on the lab’s Shima Seiki machines. Email tdl@aut.ac.nz for more details.

CLO 3D Design workshop 23-24 July

A limited number of places are still available on our upcoming CLO 3D Fashion Design workshop being held on Saturday and Sunday 23-24 July. This introductory workshop covers all the key functions of this increasingly popular 3D fashion design programme, including design, pattern making, virtual sewing, fit assessment, fabric options, 3D rendering and final presentation.

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Short courses and workshops

The next round of our 2022 short course and workshop programme will be held in November/early December. Dates will be announced in the coming weeks. Subjects include:

  • 3D Visualisation and Concept Development
  • CLO 3D Fashion Design
  • Digital Textile Design – Repeating Patterns
  • E-Textiles
  • Knitwear Design
  • Introduction to Textiles
  • Photoshop Basics for Textile Design
  • Wholegarment® (seamless) Knitting
  • Woven Textiles

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