A Complete Guide to Machine Knitting: From the Thread to the Finished Garment
Lucia Tarantino (Author)
June 29, 2021
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About the Author
Lucia Consiglia Tarantino was born in Taranto (Italy) in 1966, where she grew up amidst her mother's and grandmother's knitting machines which turned into a passion for knitting and sewing. After her diploma as business consultant and accountant she decided to open her own workshop designing tailor-made sample collections of garments. She started collaborating with the Mauro della Valle Design studio, where she had the opportunity to create knitting projects and study trends for renowned clothing and fashion brands and famous fashion fairs like Pitti Immagine and Premier vision. After three years of teaching at the lED in Milan (European Institute of Design, Milan, Italy), she became a teacher for various Masters courses at the School of Design of the Milan Polytechnic (Milan, Italy), a position she holds until today. From 2008 to 2011 she taught at the FlT (Fashion Institute of New York, USA) "Introduction to weft Knitting Principles" on professional Coppo and Dubied linear knitting machines. Since 2017 she has been a lecturer at the School of Design of the Milan Polytechnic University's "Fashion Design" and "Knit Design" technical training courses.