Schoeller Suben (Austermann)
Student Project for Cologne fair ‘Handarbeit’
22/23/24th March 2013
‘Austermann’ is the Hand Knitting Yarn section of the Internationnaly renowned German ‘Schoeller Sussen GmbH’ yarn spinning company and they exhibit annually at the International trade show ‘Handarbeit’ in Cologne, Germany.
This year, in conjunction with the introduction of an Irish Tweed yarn into their range, Austermann invited our students to design and make a collection of garments illustrating the creative usage of their various yarns.
This was an elective project and a selection of 2nd year Fashion students, working in teams, designed and produced six pieces for display. The pieces were made with a combination of hand knitting & machine knitting techniques, using a selection of yarns from the ‘Austermann’ hand knitting range.
The subsequent photo shoot was student led, with the students choosing models, styling hair and makeup.
The full collection of six pieces were on exhibit on the ‘Schoeller, Austermann’ stand at the Handarbeit fair in Cologne, Germany on March 22/23/24th 2013.
Brid Leahy , Sinead Wells, Jonathan Redfern
Jenifer Byrne, Clodagh Harrington, Michelle Doyle