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Course - Textiles Technology

At Covenant Christian School, the Textiles Technology syllabus provides opportunities for students to: 

  • acknowledge God as the perfect designer and creator of the universe
  • use their God-given creative skills in the design process
  • develop godly attitudes in the classroom and wider community.

Textiles Technology is an elective subject where students will be introduced to the design process, concepts and skills used in the textiles industry. The course aims to provide students with the skills and confidence to design, produce and evaluate quality textile projects.

Content

Students will be given the opportunity to design and create their own products through four different project-based units which include areas in apparel, furnishing, costume and non-apparel. The practical skills students will learn include experimentation, drawing, a range of fabric decoration techniques, pattern making, construction and the design and evaluation of textile items.

Year 9 focus area

Projects involve designing and making soft toys, fabric prints, items to sell, pyjamas and outdoor gear. 

Year 10 focus areas

It is expected that students use the skills and knowledge learned in Year 9 for their projects. These projects include designing costumes and creating something new from something old. Each project will be accompanied by a design portfolio.

Students will also build a knowledge of information about the textiles industry which will inform and support their projects. This will include an understanding of different fabrics to justify their use and their performance, historical and cultural influences and consideration of environmental textiles. 

Download the PDF (below) to get the full course description.

FAQ

What projects are we given?

In Year 9, there will be four projects which include designing and making your own pyjamas, plush toys, active gear and selling items for a fundraising stall. 

In Year 10, there are two projects which include designing and making costumes and transforming old items into new. 

How much theory is there?

There is always a folio involved with each project. The purpose of the folio is to document your design process and show what you have learnt about the particular project. Both theory and practical tasks work together. You will be taught all content in class. 

Do I need to know how to sew?

Many students who join have not sewn since Year 7 or earlier. The course will help you relearn the basics and explore new skills. You just have to be willing to learn! 

Do I need to buy my own materials?

The school will supply the basics. You will have access to use the fabrics in the room. However, if you need a specific pattern, thread, fabric etc. for your design, you will be required to purchase these yourselves. 

I might want to do Textiles for the HSC. Should I do Textiles in Year 9 and 10?

The Year 9 and 10 course will provide you the time to learn, experiment and refine your knowledge and skills in Textiles. I would highly recommend enrolling in this course if you are considering taking Textiles for the HSC. 

Some students join in Year 10, which is also fine. However, if you do consider this, be prepared to learn new things quickly as the course is designed to be an extension of the skills learnt in Year 9. 

If you have further questions, please contact:
TAS Coordinator - Mr Nick Williams
nwilliams@covenant.nsw.edu.au