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Year 7 Textiles – Project Journals

This project should aim to introduce year 7 pupils to basic art textile practices in preparation for developing their skills to KS4. They will explore a number of practices as well as developing their own independent thinking and designing skills.

 

Pupils should be able to:

Think creatively by generating and exploring ideas.

Explore and experiment with these ideas, materials, technologies, and techniques.

Analyse existing textile products and understand how they are designed and their impact on quality of life, to inform their own design and making knowledge.

Make links between good designing and their own product, understanding how to produce a product of good quality.

Make links between relevant textile artist and designers and their own work, showing understanding of current trends and influences from the art world.

Evaluate their own practices, understanding how they can independently develop their own skills and knowledge. Skills developed will include:

Working to a set design brief, working independently and as a part of a team, responding to the ideas of others, to find imaginative solutions

Critically reflect and evaluate the work of others and their own and be able to modify and develop their own ideas.

To be able to use a broad range of hand and machine techniques and processes (including, hand sewing, embroidery , appliqué, & embellishments  Making links to other areas of the curriculum (including Math’s, English and Science)

 

Practical Workshops:

Hand stitches

Hand embroidery

Appliqué

Embellishments 

Reverse appliqué –extension for higher students 

Suffolk puffs - If time at end of the 6 weeks: extension task

 

They will become familiar with artists and their work. Homework will be used as a tool for learning, allowing pupils to develop their research skills and knowledge.

 

Year 8 Textiles

In year 8 pupils are taught through 2 carousel projects, 1. Felt donuts 2. Felt chocolate bars.

These projects include many different tasks which will introduce pupils to new techniques and materials such as blanket stitch, chain stitch, as well as appliques skills with embroidery. During the felt donut project pupils will be learning about textile artists Lucy Sparrow and link their works to hers, using the skills she incorporates into her own design works. This will develop their awareness. Of textile artists and how skills and techniques they learn can be incorporated into their own designs pieces.

The felt donut project introduces pupils to British artists such as Katie Essam and Kate Talbot Pupils are continually assessed through each project by self, peer and group assessment as well as a final piece which incorporates all the skills previously learnt. These three projects were chosen to support the transition onto GCSE textiles.

 

Year 9 Textiles

In Year 9 Textiles GCSE students begin by exploring the history of textiles and woven fabrics.  Students undertake practical lessons in hand sewing, where students learn a range of hand stitches and incorporate these into a form of a ‘Stitch Book’; once mastered students then progress onto embroidery, here students are able to expand their sewing skills into a more developed outcome.  Students will research embroidery artist such as Minster Finch and create their own inspired vintage style brooch. Students will continue the remainder of the year learning techniques such as applique, fabric dying, confetti quilting, fashion illustration and much more.

Development throughout the course is recorded in portfolios as well as research undertake within their own textile design and learnt skills and techniques. 

 

 

Year 10 Textiles

In year 10 Textile GCSE students begin by exploring the history of textiles and woven fabrics.  Students undertake practical lessons in hand sewing, and produce a verity of research pages on each stitch learnt with made examples and annotations. Once mastered students then progress onto embroidery, here students are able to expand their sewing skills into a more developed outcome.  Students will research embroidery artist such as Minster Finch and create their own inspired vintage style brooch. Students will continue the remainder of the year learning techniques such as applique, fabric dying, confetti quilting, fashion illustration and much more.

Development throughout the course is recorded in portfolios as well as research undertake within their own textile design and learnt skills and techniques. 

 

Year 11 Textiles

In year 11 GCSE Textile students are using skills and techniques learnt throughout the year to design their own nature inspired garment, this must reflect the on-going theme throughout the course of ‘Nature’.  The second half of the GCSE course gives students the opportunity to develop their chosen coursework project in the topic they have selected. In May students complete a 10 hour exam piece which is a final piece realised from the exam board at that time.