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
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.
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.
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Safety in the workplace
Decorative skills – stencilling, applique, embellishment
Designing as a team
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 020 8363 3030.