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Textiles Technology

Textiles Technology

The study of Textiles Technology provides students with a broad knowledge of the properties, performance and uses of textiles in which fabrics, colouration, yarns and fibres are explored.

In Textiles Technologies, students examine the historical, cultural and contemporary perspectives of textile design and develop an appreciation of the factors affecting them as textile consumers.

Students investigate the work of textile designers and make judgements about the appropriateness of design ideas, the selection of materials and tools and the quality of textile items. Textile projects will give students the opportunity to be creative, independent learners and to explore functional and aesthetic aspects of textiles

NESA requirement

Textiles Technology is an elective course that may be studied for 100 or 200 hours in Stage 5. It builds on the knowledge, skills and experiences developed in the Technology (Mandatory) Years 7–8 Syllabus and, upon completion will be recorded, with a grade, on the Record of School Achievement (RoSA).

Textiles Technology
Textiles Technology
Textiles Technology

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Students will learn about

Students will learn about textiles through the study of different focus areas and areas of study. The following focus areas are recognised fields of textiles that will direct the choice of student projects.

  • Apparel
  • Furnishings
  • Costume
  • Textile arts
  • Non-apparel

The focus areas provide the context through which the three areas of study (Design, Properties and Performance of Textiles, Textiles and Society) are covered.

Students will learn to

By examining the work of designers, students will learn to use the creative process to design textile items. Design ideas and experiences are documented and communicated. They will show evidence of each of the stages of designing, producing and evaluating. Students will learn to select, use and manipulate appropriate materials, equipment and techniques to produce quality textile projects. Students will learn to identify the properties and performance criteria of textiles by deconstructing textile items and identify the influence of historical, cultural and contemporary perspectives on textile design, construction and use.

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