San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
FABRIC MANIPULATION & CREATIVITY WITH A HEAT PRESS
A day working with Nicky Simpson, an extremely talented and experienced textiles practitioner and teacher, learning and practicing more advanced textiles skills that will support your teaching and help improve exam results.
The day is aimed at textile teachers with a good level of textiles skills and knowledge wanting to expand their existing skills and practice and gain creative ideas for lessons and schemes of work and improve exam performance.
Session A: Practical Workshop
Fabric Manipulation Techniques (including paper) Suitable for KS3/4/5
- Improving Your Practical Skills:
- A large variety of hand and machine sewing techniques, from smocking to slashing.
- Creating your own construction sample resource.
- Creating samples of key construction techniques to take back to the classroom
- Useful teaching strategies and resources.
- Support and ideas for great lessons, schemes of work and improved exam performance.
Session B: Practical Workshop
Creativity with a Heat Press. (Including Sublimation printing) Suitable for KS3/4/5
Learning New Practical Skills:
- Using a large variety of (low cost) materials, techniques and processes with heat press transfer dyes and dye sublimation in a creative format.
- Creating your own sample resource, that can be used back in the classroom.
- Useful teaching strategies and resources.
Links to KS3 national curriculum:
‘ In KS3 pupils should use a variety of computer-based tools including computer-aided design (CAD), use a broad range of material joining techniques including heat processes, use CAD to produce and apply surface finishing techniques, for example using dye sublimation’.
Benefits of the Course
- Classroom strategies and textile industry knowledge to underpin practical work.
- Life long learning in continuing professional development.
- An awareness of available resources to support/expand your existing practice.
- Make secure decisions and save time with gained knowledge and experience.
- Plan the future for the subject in your school with confidence. Establish and promote a vital position in the school for the subject, (fashion shows, competitions, charity events, assemblies and whole school events)
TIMES: 9:30 - 3:30
All delegates will receive access to a digital delegate folder with all the presentations, useful handouts and resources.
Nicky Simpson BA(Hons) Textiles Design: specialising in print.
Nicky has had 22 years’ experience in the fashion industry in London working as a print designer and colourist for a French mill in Lyon. She has designed for stores from Marks and Spencer to River Island.
For the past 10 years Nicky has been in teaching and is now Head of Fashion & Textiles at Hillview School for Girls in Kent. Her ‘A’ Levels grades for 2015 were 100% A* and at GCSE 50 % A - A*. The GCSE moderators comment quoted ‘the standard of the work was outstanding’.
Nicky has delivered tutorials at the Knitting and Stitching show on behalf of the Textile Institute as well as mentored several graduate trainees. Nicky leads a thriving department, full of innovation and creativity.
Each year she runs a catwalk show as well as pop up shops in the local community and her students have won in every category in Young Fashion Designer for the past 5 years.
Dawn Foxall Design Consultant (Textiles Teachers Skills Academy Founder)
Dawn has 30 years experience in the textiles and garment industry including design consultant, schools presenter and resources developer for EMTEX; Fashion lecturer and programme developer at various UK Universities and FE colleges; course presenter for DATA, Key Stage Developments(KSD), SFE and other course providers. She is a co-founder of Liv.co.uk, the online ethical department store, where she manages design, buying and sourcing and works closely with UAE designer Rabia Z on range development in the UK.
COSTS & BOOKING VIA EVENTBRIGHT: £165/DAY + VAT
All of the Textile Teachers Skills Academy events are ticket only and payable IN ADVANCE. The Textile Teachers Academy uses Eventbrite to automate the bookings via credit card and cheque/BACS. When you book you will receive by email a full VAT invoice/receipt.
PLEASE NOTE your booking confirmation and ticket will be emailed to both the delegate and person purchasing. If you do not receive your ticket it is most commonly caused by typing your email address incorrectly, or it is in your SPAM folder. Please check your booking carefully. It is VERY important that your school finance manager supplies your full name and PERSONAL SCHOOL email so that we are able to send you joining instructions and further details. If we only receive the ‘school office’ email address, we have found in the past that this delays information getting to you or information is not passed on.
If you have any queries, please ask via the Eventbrite site messaging, and leave your phone number or email so that we can contact you easily.
Terms and conditions
1. Once booked, if you cannot come You can send someone else, but you may not get a refund unless we can resell your ticket
2. The draft programme might be subject to change. We would always endeavour to run the day as advertised.
When & Where
Textiles Skills Academy
The Textiles Skills Academy brings together experienced education presenters and industry experts to deliver relevant seminars and practical workshops for Art and D&T textile teachers, to support their delivery of the curriculum.
The events are delivered by skilled teachers, trainers and industry practitioners to give an opportunity to develop classroom resources, learn new skills and network with fellow teachers.
Founded by Dawn Foxall in February 2015, the Textiles Skills Academy runs events, factory visits and practical workshops throughout the year.
Dawn Foxall has 30 years’ experience in the textiles and garment industry as design consultant; presenter and resources developer for Schools for EMTEX; has worked as Fashion lecturer and programme developer at various UK universities and FE colleges; course presenter for The Design and Technology Association, Key Stage Developments (KSD), SFE and other course providers.
Dawn was a co-founder of Liv.co.uk an online ethical department store, where she managed design, buying and sourcing for the Liv brand; in 2017 she launched her own brand, Foxology, producing ethical and British made knitwear and is currently Senior Pattern Tutor at Fashion Enter Ltd for the Fashion Technology Academy. She continues to work with Fairtrade and organic factories in India and Egypt, sourcing ethical and British made products and brands.
Education experts working with Textiles Skills Academy include:
Louise Davies, Heidi Ambrose-Brown, Julie Boyd, Nicky Simpson, Julie Messenger, Kate Hufton and Tracey Goodyere.
Industry partners include:
Fashion Enter Ltd. (London); Textiles Centre of Excellence (Huddersfiled); David Neiper Ltd. (Derbyshire)
Textiles Skills Academy Founder Dawn Foxall