Knitwear Masterclass with the Arcadia Group

On 2nd November Sue Mee Maudsley hosted a Knitwear Masterclass at the Fashion Technology Academy for the Arcadia group.

As a fashion designer and consultant Sue Mee has over 25-years in the fashion industry, designing and consulting brands such as; Topshop, Burberry, John Lewis, Monsoon, Warehouse, New Look and Simply Be. Sue also designs and consults start up brands with guidance on producing their own collections.

The aim of the masterclass was to teach admin assistant buyers about all aspects of knitwear, from yarns, gauges, stitch work and constructions to assist with their everyday roles as buyers of knitwear

Sue Mee commented:

‘Knitwear is where I first started, the area I specialised in my university days-so it’s always great to go back to the basics and talk about how to create it.’

The 4 hour workshop covered how knitwear is different to clothing manufacturing, the difference between machine knit and hand knits, how to use a knitwear swatch company, how a garment is weighed and costed, how to communicate with your manufacturer re knit amendments and much more!

Overall a fantastic interactive workshop.