Textiles

  • The Textiles class 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, and application of textile items.
  • Classes may include…

    • Hand sewing – what stitch to use, what thread and techniques for what fabric type
    • Embroidery – decorating a piece of clothing (or hanky) with coloured thread and beads
    • Crochet, Macramé and Knitting basics
    • Pattern following – following a pattern to make an item
    • How to make a pattern
    • Working with leather – how to decorate leather with patterns

    Students may create..

    • Stuffed toy from scratch
    • Embroidered hanky 
    • Crochet doily
    • Knotted bracelet
    • Knitted beanie
    • Small leather wallet

    Most materials are provided!

    Extra costs may be involved depending on projects chosen by the group at the commencement of the semester, for example own fabric for making a pillow case.

    All students produced works will be collected and displayed at the Presentation Afternoon for this semester.

    Dates for 2018 Presentation Afternoons are:

    • Semester 1: 30th June  
    • Semester 2: 8th December
  • Outcomes covered in the Australian Curriculum:

    • Design & Technology
    • The Arts: Visual Art
  • Teacher: Nikki Bestwick

    Nikki has been teaching acting to teens and adults for 32 years. Nikki has a flair for all the arts as she makes all her own costumes, headpieces and backdrops for stage performances. She loves teaching and prides herself on drawing out the best in her students.