Year 11 Textile and Fashion Technology - Contemporary Textile Design

Course Description

The emphasis for this course is embellishment of fabric; students will draw on their personal interests  to create unique and custom design. Students will then have the opportunity to evolve these ideas into a more contemporary style and create a simple textile product. Techniques will include wet techniques like screen printing and dyeing and dry techniques like embroidery and applique. Techniques will evolve and expand depending on students' interests and needs.

Learning Opportunities

In this course you will need to:

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  • Creativity - Students create innovative design ideas/solutions
  • Design principles such as pattern repetition, line, contrast. Use of negative space, balance, harmony, and colour will be taught in class
  • Technological process which involves research, planning, time management, design, construction and a final evaluation which measures how well the solution meets the brief of the client
  • Technical skills will also be taught including, but not limited to printing, hand stitching, machine embroidery, dying, batik, felting, and applique
  • Technology use - students will be able to use technology and equipment, understanding the tools, components and systems
  • Product development - students will apply skills developed into a textile product such as a cushion, duvet cover, wall hanging or patch
  • Time Management - Use time management strategies to ensure students can manage resources, support and materials

Resources Required

Final product: $40.00 - (optional)
Students also have the option to purchase more specialised materials, equipment or resources for their individual projects (e.g: developing screens for printing vs hand cut, pine vs rimu.) They will need to be mindful of this when working through the design process.