Textiles Technology provides students with knowledge of the properties, performance and uses of textiles. They explore fabrics, yarns, fibres and colouration. Students examine the historical, cultural and contemporary perspectives on textile design and develop an appreciation of the factors affecting them as textile consumers.
The majority of student’s time is spent developing and assessing techniques used in the design and construction of quality textile items.
Students investigate the work of textile designers and make judgements about the appropriateness of design ideas, the selection of materials and tools, and the quality of textile items. Textile projects give students the opportunity to be creative, independent learners and to explore functional and aesthetic aspects of textiles.
Head of Department: Darren Woodrow
In 2020, Year 10 Textiles Technology students will study:
• Practices used by designers within the Textiles Industry – Research Task
• ‘Retro-Inspired Garment’ – students design and produce a ‘shift’ dress and apply a range of decorative features.
• ‘Project Runway’ – students design and make a corset on a theme or challenge of their choosing to be presented at a runway show.
• The Impact of Technology on the Textiles Industry and Society – Students reflect on and evaluate decisions made in the production of textile items and consider their impact on the individual consumer and society.
Task 1: Designer Case Study - Research Assignment
Task 2: ‘Retro Inspired Garment’ - practical project.
Task 3: ‘Project Runway’ – practical project.
Task 4: Semester 2 Examination