Textiles Technology is a study that will enable students to access state-of-the-art equipment including innovative design software, laser cutter, computer-guided embroidery, high-precision Cricut cutting machine, photo-sensitive multi-layered screen printing, and industrial quality sewing machines.
The learning in Year 9 is focused on gaining and exploring textiles skills and techniques. They will gain confidence in prototyping, technological modelling and design evaluation. In this two-term course, students will learn new fabric embellishment techniques in conjunction with Digital Technology exploring both their cultural background and current personal tūrangawaewae. They will generate their personal pepeha and then interpret it in fabric using their new sewing skills.
They will work in a variety of contexts including:
Why this subject?
In Textiles Technology, students will be inspired by a project-based course that contains a practical component where students will learn to think critically and creatively. Students will first learn basic sewing skills and develop confidence by sewing basic garments before exploring more advanced creative techniques.
*No prior experience required
Diversional and Recreational Therapist, Artist, Tailor/Dressmaker, Print Finisher, Textile Process Operator, Cutter, Fashion Designer, Sewing Machinist, Graphic Designer, Interior Designer, Industrial Designer, Conservator, Curator, Graphic Pre-press Worker, Visual Merchandiser, Engineering Machinist, Exhibition and Collections Technician, Market Research Analyst, Printer, Private Teacher/Tutor, Secondary School Teacher, Garment TechnicianContributions and Equipment/Stationery
Approximately $35.00 for black and white thread, elastic, applied design media, drawstring bag lining fabric, interfacing, calico for samples that the school provides.
Students must also provide their own fabric to make pyjamas and some basic sewing equipment.