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Course - Textiles and Design

The Textiles and Design Preliminary course is designed to enable students to understand and appreciate the nature and significance of textiles, and to develop confidence and competence in the selection, design, manufacture and application of textile items.

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What projects are we given?

In Year 11, you’ll design your own items inspired by a designer and you’ll produce a decorated corset/or vest. Each project provides opportunities to learn new skills, develop a deeper understanding of Textile theory and work towards refining sewing techniques in preparation for the HSC Major Work.

How much theory is there?

There is one textbook for both Year 11 and Year 12. It involves 3 areas of study - Design, Properties and Performance and the Textiles Industry. All theory work informs and builds knowledge towards the projects students encounter.

How big is the HSC folio?

The Textiles and Design HSC folio 12 A3 pages or 24 A4 pages. A sample band 6 folio is provided for reference. The folio involves very specific guidelines which requires students to share their process and knowledge of the Major Work project chosen.

Do I need to know how to sew? Do I need to have done Year 9 and 10 Textiles?

It will help if you have some experience with using a sewing machine or have sewn something of your own. However, if you are willing to learn, practice and take feedback, then this will not be a disadvantage. Many students have done very well without completing Year 9 and 10 Textiles. Like any subject, you will need hard work and perseverance no matter what skill level you are at.

What can I make for my Major Work?

The items you make will need to fit into any of these categories: apparel, non-apparel, costume, furnishing, textile art. This basically means you can make anything, as long as you’re using textiles. It can be sewn, knit, woven, felted. You are awarded marks for creativity, difficulty, quality and completion.

If you have further questions, please contact:
TAS Coordinator - Mr Nick Williams