WorkShop with the Politecnico

This past week all of the FIT 4th year students participated in a workshop with the Politecnico students.  Each semester the Politecnico students work on a week long project for various companies all over the world.  I choose to participate in a workshop for the project Knithink for Peru with the company AspemItalia.  I was in a group with 3 Italian students and one Russian student.  We had to create a knit garment inspired by Peru.  We had five days to create a concept, mood, design, technical information, and knit swatch.  Here is what my group came up with…

This is our mood board.  We were inspired by the poverty in a small town in Peru.

We took our design concept from the amazing women in Peru.  We focused on re-designing the basic Aztec tunic while focusing on the graphic boarder at the bottom of their dresses. 

This is one of the swatches that I made on the 5 gauge coppo machine.  I used a miss stitch to create a graphic effect that mimics the houses in our mood board.

This swatch is another solution to create the pattern that we wanted.  Instead of using a miss stitch I designed a Jacquard that I used to create this on the 5 gauge brother machine. 

This is our design.  Simple yet beautiful.

This is our color card, it mimics the bright colors of South America.

This is the technical page with all of the information about the knit stitches.

This is another technical page with information about the specifics of our garment.
It was a great project.  I had a wonderful time working with both the italians and the company!

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