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Design and Make Activities: Textiles

Price: £25.00
Age Range: KS4

Ideas for structured mini projects which allow students to develop skills in Design and Make processes. The pack comprises: 8 design briefs (project ideas); 16 classroom and homework activity sheets which lead students through the investigative processes set out by the briefs; 4 product analysis sheets; 3 ICT sheets with ideas for how to apply ICT to project work. (Updated from: Textile Technology DMAs)

Topics include: Using design briefs; Industrial processes; Inclusion of ICT; Fibre and fabric analysis; Evaluation.

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Size: 69 Pages
ISBN: 978 1 86025 488 8
Code: DMTE
Popularity rank: 51
Average Customer Review:  * * * * *  based on 6 reviews

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Contents List

LESSONS

Briefing Sheets and Homework Sheets

  • 7 WHO DO YOU SUPPORT? - investigate team identifiers
  • 9 DESIGNER SPORTSWEAR - fabric properties (Homework)
  • 11 FUN-FILLED PENCIL-CASES - function and fastenings
  • 13 COUNTING THE COST - costings in relation to methods of production (Homework)
  • 15 A SOFT SCULPTURE- purpose and quality of finish
  • 17 MARKET RESEARCH - marketing a product (Homework)
  • 19 BEDROOM STORAGE - design for use and suitability of fabrics
  • 21 MY STUDY BEDROOM - themes and lifestyles for designing (Homework)
  • 23 SEND A SMILE - designer cards
  • 25 GRIPPING CARDS - brainstorming designs to identify a final one (Homework)
  • 27 TRENDY T-SHIRTS - fabric enhancement
  • 29 PERSONALISED PICTURES - why planning is important (Homework)
  • 31 BE NATURAL - use of natural dyes and safety issues
  • 33 STUNNING SWEATSHIRTS - use of CAD for logo production
  • 35 PRODUCTION ANALYSIS - flow charts, systems and controls for health and safety (Homework)

Generic Sheets

  • 37 THE POWER OF COLOUR - why colour is important to us
  • 39 NATURALLY DYEING - natural dyes
  • 41 DYEING TO WASH - permanence of colour, and safe use of dyes
  • 43 PERFECT PATTERNS - designing a pattern, and symbols used in patterns
  • 45 MOUNTING WORK - quality of presentation plus mounting work
  • 47 MACHINE EMBROIDERY - computer use in industry
  • 49 YOU'RE THE BOSS! - production line working and costings
  • 51 SEWING KNITTEDS - stretch fabric problems using an overlocker and fastenings
  • 53 TIME TO RESEARCH - methods to use

IT Sheets

  • 55 CAD - using ICT drawing packages (ideal in ICT room or for homework)
  • 57 DARING DESIGNS - evaluate use of CAD for designers
  • 59 CONSUMER RESEARCH - use of spreadsheets and graphs to present ideas

Product Analysis

  • 61 DYEING TO EXPERIMENT - investigate fabric properties, such as colour-fastness
  • 63 TESTING FABRICS 1 - first of two sheets investigating fabric properties
  • 65 TESTING FABRICS 2 - second of two sheets investigating fabric properties
  • 67 DISASSEMBLY - why are pieces so much larger than the actual size?

Appendices

  • 68 EVALUATING COLOUR - setting out work
  • 69 EVALUATION SHEET - general sheet for use with many activities

Reviews

14/01/20

Handy worksheets to have for the last days of the term when we are all winding down our teaching subjects. Thank you for sharing the material.
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06/04/16

Name and school withheld.

I used this worksheet when I was absent from school as it was easy for the students to follow and to know what to do.
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18/06/14

Ideal for teaching textiles. Clear and engaging tasks. Designed appropriately for age range.
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11/06/14

I like the fact I can look at the resources need to check if I have the equipment first to do the activities. The worksheets are kid friendly, and are appropriate to the level. I would recommend these to Head of Departments who are starting new projects.
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11/06/14

I find it helpful that I can download a sample resource prior to purchasing the whole product. I can therefore see if the item would be work with the equipment I have available.
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15/05/14

Name and school withheld.

The information was useful to my class of elderly students - some of whom were still in the mindset of crimpelene. The seareach of this paper was extremely helpful and easily understandable. I have also used it for my teenage group.
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