A History of Fashion Knitwear – a course by Lynn Savery (CANCELLED)

UPDATE: I’ve received notice that this course has been cancelled. Hopefully it will be rescheduled at some point in the future.

Lynn Savery is one of the best dressed ladies in Melbourne, with a particular fondness for the knitwear styles of the ’30s to the ’50s. Using vintage patterns, she started knitting her own and found there was demand so now hand-knits to order for some fashionable local boutiques.

She’s starting a new class at the CAE on the history of fashion knitwear, and will cover progress from domestic handcraft to commercial product. Many designers will be covered including the revolutionary styles of Chanel and Schiaparelli in the ’20s up to Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood in more modern times.

What: History of Fashion Knitwear classes
When: 6 sessions on Tuesdays 11am to 12.30pm, 22nd May to 26th June 2012
Where: CAE Building B – 253 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
Cost: $169 Adult or $164 Concession. Additional costs may be required for materials or textbooks.
Bookings:See the website or phone 9652 0611

For more information: click on the flyer below


  1. I’m sure my wife would love to do something like this. I was going to secretly sign her up as a present. Unfortunately a Tuesday is no use to anyone! Please let me know if you decide to rerun the course on a weekend.


  2. Hi David,
    Thank you for comment – I agree that the time is not ideal. You might like to pass your comments along to the CAE and perhaps they’ll host it at a more suitable time in future?

    I’m not involved in the classes, just promoting them.

  3. Hello,

    I would be interested in getting Lynn Savery to guests speak at a luncheon at my venue. Would it be possible to get her contact details?


  4. Hi Elyse,
    I’ve passed your enquiry on to Lynn, hopefully she’ll get in touch soon. If you’re looking for speakers, I am also available for presentations on the history of dress and textiles.
    all the best – Nicole

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