ESSENTIAL TEXTILES SKILLS
A basic skills practical and relevant theory course where you will be able to develop your own classroom resources.
The day is aimed at non-specialst D&T teachers, art teachers and those textile teachers new to teaching to help gain new skills necessary to deliver textiles programmes.
Essential Practical Skills: Learn new skills and create your own construction sample resource.
- Practical workshop – Hands on construction techniques.
- Creating samples of key construction techniques to take back to the classroom
- Useful teaching strategies, resources and websites.
The course will cover how to:
• Select the various functions of the machine
• Select different machine stitches.
• Identify the specialised sewing machine feet.
• Thread up the machine (with tips to ensure students can thread up a machine)
• Check and amend thread tension.
• Choose the correct needle and thread for the fabric being used.
You will produce a resources file/display board of samples which can be used in the classroom.
• Seams: Open seam with edge finishes, mock overlocked, French, double stitched seam, curved seam,
• Edge Finishes: Narrow hem, faced hem, bound edge (using a bias strip).
• Components: Putting in a zip.
There will be a display of simple products that can be made by students from the basic skills
gained and if time allows, the machine skills will be practised by making a ‘humbug bag’ container.
TIMES: 9:30 - 3:30
All delegates will receive access to a digital delegate folder with all the presentations, useful handouts and resources.
BENEFITS OF THE TRAINING:
- Create classroom resources and learn fundamental skills 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.
Julie Messenger MAEd, BA(Hons), CertEd
With over 25 years’ teaching experience including being an AST and Head of Design and Technology, Julie received national awards from The Design and Technology Association for her work in teacher training and for managing a Design & Technology Department.
A keynote presenter and workshop deliverer at The Design and Technology Association’s, national and regional conferences, she has also delivered CPD training courses for textile teachers and managed many large scale specialist projects for Textile Technology for Northamptonshire.
Author of several textile publications, Julie has produced many teaching resources and more recently, delivered specialist Health and Safety courses in textiles including an International Design & Technology Conference. Recently graduating with a master’s degree in teaching and learning, her dissertation focused on the use of technologies to support teaching and learning in a textile technology work space.
Tracey Goodyere (Senior Lecturer D&T PGCE) PGCE, PGcert, AST
Tracey entered the teaching profession in 1997 following a successful career as a designer and manufacturer of wedding dresses and holding a BA qualification in carpet design and related Textiles. Whilst in secondary education sector she held responsibility for progression at Key Stage 4 in D&T, gained AST status and became an advisor for Birmingham LEA. She has presented at the DATA conferences on the implementation of electronic textiles into the KS3 and she is also an examiner for AQA for the GCSE Textiles Technology Examination at KS4. Tracey is about to embark on a doctorate in Education as part of her Higher Educational teacher training role.
Dawn Foxall (Textiles Teachers Skills Academy Founder) Design Consultant
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.
COSTS & BOOKING VIA EVENTBRIGHT: £165/DAY
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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