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Textiles Technology

100 Hour Course (1 year)

This unit of work focuses on textiles arts and explores the aesthetic aspects of textiles where visual impact is obtained by applying fabric decoration techniques. This introductory unit aims to develop student skills and confidence when generating and applying design ideas. Students examine the work of a designer and explore inspiration ideas. Project work involves students using inspiration, applying the creative process to develop and produce personalised bags. In the 100 hour course, the focus area we are studying is Textile Arts and Non apparel. In line with these two focus areas, students will learn to make a shoulder & drawstring bag & in the second term they will make a recycled denim item of choice.

Definite Pros

  • An insight into the fashion and textiles industry with a variety of practical projects in designing with natural and synthetic fibres.

200 Hour Course (2 year)

Students will further refine their construction skills and gain confidence in using textiles materials. This unit will include an introduction to fashion sketching and basic pattern drafting. Students will continue to develop an understanding of fibre properties and their suitable end use. Natural fibres will be the focus of this unit. Thus, students will gain an appreciation of how silk, wool and cotton in particular are manufactured. Natural fibres will be used in the construction process. Students will participate in group work activities in relation to fibre property testing. Students learn to make pyjamas & a skirt of their choice, in line with the focus area of  'Apparel'.

Knowing how to sew has several advantages, for example:

  • you will be able to mend clothes, which means you will be saving money. 
  • rather than buying more clothes, you can replace the lost button or close that seam that fell open.
  • you can buy clothing that is almost right and rework it to fit better and look more expensive. 

Once you’ve sewn for a while, you develop the skills necessary and the ability to envision necessary improvements which will take an off-the-rack piece and make it especially suited to you.

Practical work is a major component of the course. Students will design and construct a variety of projects.

Definite Pros

  • Building on the skills from the 100 hour course, the construction, design and techniques used in the industry will be learnt by budding fashion designers.
  • Students gain a variety of skills in sewing projects with practical work being a major component of the course.

CAREERS: Fashion Designer, Seamstress, Interior Designer, Fabric Designer, Apparel and Accessories.