Feel the Contest 2021

The time has come: eventually, FTY launches a competition dedicated to young designers who are in love with knitwear. Given the extraordinary situation, we have chosen to organize an extraordinary format for 2021, which will allow the participation of anyone who aspires to be visible in the restricted world of knitwear or to start a…

Introducing @vicky.knits

Viktorija Mineikyte is an ex-FTY’s contestants. She now makes handmade knitwear with fun vibrant colours. She has created her Instagram page (@vicky.knits) with the hope to help the community with designs, patterns, and technique tutorials. In this issue we have meant to know more about her story and passion… How did your studies at NCAD…

FTY for New Designers

Let’s create a virtual place where schools, spinners and knitwear companies can develop positive connections for aspiring designers. After the positive experience of the FTY 2020 contest, we decided to invest even more in digital relations. The FB group broadens its scope and change its name: Feel the Yarn for New Designers is born. For…

Contest 2020: a digital story with real winners

The social voting officially ended on September 3, at 6 p.m., and declared the winners of the 2020 edition of the contest created 11 years ago by “Consorzio Promozione Filati – CPF” and “Pitti Immagine Filati”.  The community of the Facebook group “Feel the Yarn – The Contest”, consisting of students, experts, influencers, companies and yarn lovers, declared…

Feel the Yarn – The X Contest

Feel the Yarn, the only International contest wholly devoted to discover and support aspiring knitwear designers has arrived at its X edition. Since 2010, more than 200 students of 20 top International fashion schools from more than10 Countries have challenged each other with creativity and technics. Different stories, different nationalities, a unique goal: to work…

PORTS for FTY2018

Many awards were given to Pitti Immagine Filati 83 for the FTY2018 contest: a training internship in Shenzhen was assigned by PORTS, another sponsor of this edition, to Ellis Jaz of the Royal College of Art who based his project on Posthumanism, exploring genetic hybridization in the future evolution of the human species. Influenced by…

Trafi Creatività Tessile for FTY2018

One of the sponsors that this year supported Feel the Yarn in the awarding of the students who took part in the contest is Trafi Creatività Tessile who assigned a three-month internship to Büke Cayci of the Hoschschule Niederrhein who made his garments with the yarns of the Lanificio Dell’Olivo. The realized outfits express the…