Statement of Intent
Textiles Technology at The Sandon School will equip students with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to make, design, embellish and mend textile products.
Through the subject, students will demonstrate effective sewing skills after carrying out research and planning for each project. They develop knowledge and understanding of the functional properties of natural and manmade fibres and textiles. On completion of a product, they will evaluate and test the functionality of the product.
Students concentrate on hand sewing skills at first, to aid dexterity and hand eye coordination and to improve confidence in skills, such as embroidery and embellishment. Once this is perfected, students explore a range of techniques using the iron and sewing machine, such as fabric colour transfer, machine CAD CAM, quilting and machine applique.
Underlying this practical knowledge students begin to understand the economic, environmental, ethical, and socio-cultural influences on textile and clothing availability, production processes, and reuse of textiles.