Textiles Technology – KS3

KS3 Textiles

Throughout KS3 students undertake a variety of creative and practical activities, designing and making functional textile products. They also:

  • Identify and solve design problems as well as researching and developing communication of design ideas.
  • Use specialist tools including Bernina sewing machines, sublimation printers, CAM embroidery, transfer printing, tie-dye, Batik and electronic components.
  • Learn about a range of fibres, fabrics and materials.

Understand the environmental impact as designers and consumers and learn how to make sustainable choices.

Example projects include:

Year 7

  • A ‘Gadget Stand’ inspired by Henri Matisse
  • Storage case linked to World Book Day

Year 8

  • Upcycled, screen printed cushion cover
  • E-textiles lantern

Year 9

  • Cultural themed slipper boot or tote bag
  • Festival style shorts and t-shirt set

Textiles club is also available to Year 7, 8 and 9 students who want to develop and practice their skills further. Recent projects include designing and making a choice of a cape, dress or shorts for charity projects and helping with school production costumes.