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Intermediate Pattern Drafting Workshop (Birmingham)

Textiles Skills Academy

Friday, 7 July 2017 from 09:30 to 15:30 (BST)

Intermediate Pattern Drafting Workshop (Birmingham)

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Teacher Named ticket 10 Registrations 7 Jul 2017 £165.00 £0.00 £33.00

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Birmingham City University 

Intermediate Pattern Drafting Workshop

This course is aimed at those teachers who have some knowledge of pattern drafting or attended the Textiles Skills Academy 'Pattern Drafting for KS3/4 Workshop' and would like to further their knowledge and understanding of pattern drafting methods and practice.

Practice using the Telestia tools and method and learn more about adapting blocks for different styles and body shapes including dresses, collars and sleeve adaptions. Create a darted bodice block and develop complete patterns for a chosen style. 

Places are restricted to 10 so if you would like to go you need to book early! 


What to expect on the day:

Introduction:  An introduction to the day with an overview of pattern drafting in industry and different methods and systems used. A reminder of the Telestia method and tools and measuring and using these tools.

Practical Session: 

You will practice different methods of pattern development and produce basic darted blocks to then adapt to a first pattern.

  • Use Industry tools and Telestia methodology to measure the body and draft a first blocks.
  • Expand on previous knowledge and experience developing more complex patterns using darted blocks and styling references.
  • Pull out the maths element with adding seam allowances, fabric ratings for lays and scaling.
  • Look at iterative design approach adapting your own blocks to selected designs.
  • Relate to design briefs to bring in correct selection and use of different fabrics appropriate for end product. 


Benefits of the event:

  • Support and ideas for delivering key maths elements through textiles.
  • Classroom strategies and textile industry knowledge to underpin practical work.
  • Life long learning in continuing professional development.
  • Better understanding of industry practices and requirements to support delivery of KS4/5


Alice Prier - Fashion Enter LtdAlice Prier: Alice graduated from Wimbledon School of Art as a theatre designer and spent 10 years designing sets and costumes for repertory companies around the UK. In 1989 she set up her company Alice& Co creating made to measure outfits together with colour and style consultations. Her clients include top business women, City lawyers and the odd High Court judge. Alice has taught fashion and dressmaking at Vauxhall College of Further Education and recently set up pattern making courses for home sewers. Alice sees her dual roles as a pattern cutter and tutor as a great opportunity to pass on a lifetimes knowledge and now travels the country and overseas teaching and giving talks including a residency at Raystitch in Islington.

Dawn Foxall

Dawn Foxall: Dawn has 30 years’ experience in the textiles and garment industry including running her own design company, Cocky’s Shed, with 2 print designers; as a Design Consultant, Presenter and schools resources developer for EMTEX education projects, including founding the Designer Forum in Nottingham with Jayn Sterland; has worked as 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. Dawn is a co-founder of, and Lilli Design Ltd., and continues to work as a consultant designing, buying and sourcing ethical and organic products for various brands including Lush. Dawn is currently also teaching Pattern development at Fashion Enter Ltd, London.


All of the Textile 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 that places for this event are limited so book early to reserve your place. 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.

Do you have questions about Intermediate Pattern Drafting Workshop (Birmingham)? Contact Textiles Skills Academy

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Birmingham City University
City North Campus
Perry Barr
B42 2SU Birmingham
United Kingdom

Friday, 7 July 2017 from 09:30 to 15:30 (BST)

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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 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

Dawn Foxall Founder Textiles Teachers Skills Academy

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