This module will introduce students to a variety of textiles skills. Students will explore product analysis, fabrics, and surface decoration to develop own designs. Students will where appropriate, self and peer assess their work, share ideas and evaluate their performance within the classroom through group work, self-reflection and individual evaluation.
Units of Study
In this project students will design and make a zipped denim container. Students will be introduced to the basic Health and Safety procedures in a textiles room, what textiles means and to be able to identify the equipment used. Students are required to know how to thread up the sewing machine, be able to name all parts of the sewing machine and know how to use it correctly and safely. How to use an overlocker, work to a plan, create a quality product and understand how CAD/CAM can be used in industry.
See below some examples of excellent practical pieces of work produced by these year groups. The students have 'Aimed Higher' and produced outcomes of high quality.
Hundertwasser Inspired Fabric Car
Pupils will carry out reasearch into the artist, designer and architect Hundertwasser, and they will also research the design and history of the VW Beetle. Through the creation of a moodboard, analysis of existing products and the development of a final design idea; they will create a prototype. The car shape will be inspired by the iconic 'soft' shape of the Beetle. They will be encouraged to connect with Hundertwasser's style by selecting and combining fabrics and textures to create decorative appliqued surface patterns for their product. They will be building on a range of skills gained in the first project, and this will demonstrate individual progression. Students will self and peer assess their work, share ideas and evaluate their performance within the classroom through group work, self-reflection and individual evaluation.