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Textile Design

Subject Leader: Mr Jonathan Liver

jonathan.liver@queenkatherine.org

Textile Design at QKS

We aim to equip students with the expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world by:

  • developing practical, creative and technical skills and knowledge through the varied projects studied
  • building and applying a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users
  • critiquing, evaluating and testing their ideas and products and the work of others

The department likes to help the students develop their imagination and creativity across a wide range of textile design disciplines within a superbly well-equipped specialist classroom.

Studying Textile Design could lead towards a career in fashion, interior design, soft furnishings, surface textiles, retail industries and much more! Textile Design develops artistic skills and expands creativity, imagination and independence. What’s more, the possibilities for personal expression are endless.

Key Stage 3

Projects at Key Stage 3 allow students learn hand and machine sewing skills using basic equipment; it also promotes creativity with new components and stitches for those who want further stretch and challenge.

Students go on to learn dye sublimation printing and tie-dyeing, applique, hand embroidery, seams and hems. 

In Year 7, students create an ‘ugly bug’. In Year 8, students create a patchwork cushion cover. If students opt to study Textile Design in Year 9, they will create a pencil case, stocking, quilted table mat and a free choice piece.

Year 7 summary

Year 8 Summary

Year 9 summary

Key Stage 4

This is an inspiring GCSE subject that will encourage students to consider a wide range of approaches to expressing themselves through different materials, media and techniques.

It will help them gain knowledge and understanding of art, craft, design, media and technologies today and in the past, and in different societies and cultures. Students also develop an understanding of the different roles, audiences and consumers for art, craft and design. Students experience different work practices and explore at relevant processes and equipment.

Year 10 summary

Year 11 Summary

Exam board:

OCR GCSE Art and Design (Textile Design) 

GCSE Textile Design Specification

Enrichment

  • Textile Club