Fashion & Textiles

 

The two units covered during this year long course are:

1)   Design principles in the fashion and textiles industry

In this unit learners will demonstrate understanding of design principles through a range of design exercises, exploration of historical influences and their own design ideas. They will work to a design brief using a chosen design source and produce a final design outcome. 

The unit will introduce learners to the following information

·           Health and Safety procedures

·           Elements of design – pattern, line, form, colour, balance, proportion, tone and texture

·           Design brief / production sketch – selection of suitable design sources

·           Presentation of drawings, source material and written information

·           Development of design – the historical development of design; present developments and future trends 

2)   Surface patterning

In this unit learners will understand and develop skills in basic printing and dyeing methods and techniques. They will develop skills in embroidery to use as an embellishment on printed or dyed textiles. They will understand the importance of safety in the workroom. 

The unit will introduce learners to the following information

·           Health and Safety procedures

·           Preparation of designs on paper

·           Transfer of designs from paper to work in progress

·           Block printing

·           Transfer printing by transfer crayons and transfer inks from paper to fabric

·           Fabric painting and stencilling

·           Dyeing using natural and synthetic dyes on natural and man-made fibres

·           Tie-dyeing

·           Batik (resist dyeing)

·           Embroidery

·           Basic hand stitches and the use of beads

·           Machine embroidery using stitch patterns and free machine embroidery

·           Methods and machines used in textile printing and dyeing industry