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Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening 

Coco Chanel

Textiles is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and produce products that solve real and relevant problems. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on cross curricular disciplines becoming resourceful, innovative and enterprising.

KS3 Textiles

At KS3 our students learn to become independent and creative thinkers through designing, making and evaluating. They are introduced to a broad range of practical skills, in decoration and construction that enable them to problem solve and make informed decisions about the products they design and make. The textile department encourages pupils to go beyond the technical and to be inspired by the world around them for creative inspiration.

Year 7 Year 8 Year 9

Safety in the workplace

Decorative skills – stencilling, applique, embellishment

Designing as a team

Customer focus

Computer Added Design and repeat pattern

Natural fibres and fabrics

Cultural patterns and textiles

Safety using electrical equipment

Decorative skills - tie dye, transfer painting and building on previous knowledge of skills from Year 7

Construction skills –  sewing machine, envelope cushion, piping

Shop profile and trend forecasting

Exploring Art Deco & Art Nouveau design movements

Synthetic fibres and fabrics

Investigating current textile designers and artists

Exploring Pop Art & Bauhaus movements

Decorative skills – all previous knowledge of skills from Year 7 & 8, art textiles techniques

Construction skills - sewing machine, patchwork, quilting

Fabric choice and properties

Sustainability and recycling





Our Curriculum Deputy Headteacher, Ms J Foster, will be happy to supply further detail and more information if required.

Please contact her at or telephone 020 8363 3030.