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Textiles Skills Academy

Saturday, 10 December 2016 from 10:00 to 15:00 (GMT)

Transferable Creative CADCAM Skills (Warwick)

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Teacher Named ticket 10 Dec 2016 £165.00 £0.00 £33.00
Early Bird Ended £132.00 £7.75 £27.95

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 Transferable CADCAM Skills Across Material Areas

Working with different materials invites the use of transferrable skills when using software and equipment to decorate or construct parts of a product.

For particular interest to those teaching the new D&T GCSE or wanting to expand their CADCAM skills across other disciplines.

This practical day allows the development of samples which explores the creative potential of CAD CAM across textiles, paper, metal, wood and plastic – all using the same basic techniques. In turn, the application of Maths and Science is made clear and relevant.

HAB Textiles CADCAM event



What will be covered:

We will consider what mobile equipment departments may already have and consider how to make best use of this.

Equipment focus:

  • Indirect digital Printing through Sublimation and Laser Image Transfer printing.
  • Knife cutting using a Roland Camm1 GS24 vinyl cutter.
  • Machine embroidery using a Brother V3 machine (skills will transfer to other makes and models.)
  • Heat press (thermoforming and bonding.)

Software focus:

  • 2D Design
  • Some Illustrator and Photoshop in terms of preparation of design for exporting
  • Brother PE Design (skills may transfer to other embroidery software.)

Exemplar work will be available to examine and photograph.     

Heidi Ambrose-Brown CADCAM Rose CollageHAB textiles 3D embroideryHAB Textiles - Bondaweb sample 


Benefits of the Training: 

  • Life long learning in continuing professional development. 
  • Understand the key learning and differentiation that can be delivered through CAD/CAM across a variety of material areas.
  • Make informed decisions regarding the purchase and/or use of equipment across the whole department – not just textiles. 
  • Give advice for specific problems you are experiencing. 
  • Make samples, take video clips and photos to support learning and take back into school. 
  • Networking with other teaching colleagues.



Heidi Ambrose-Brown (D&T textiles Consultant)

 Heidi Ambrose-Brown image

Heidi worked in the fashion and textiles industry and has experience in fashion retail, buying, design and industrial embroidery, before doing a PGCE specialising in resistant materials. She is now a textile practitioner and consultant within Design and Technology. Her primary aim is to raise the profile of textiles within schools, working with teachers and students to deliver projects that combine new technologies with textile techniques and processes, in order to produce products that students find relevant and achievable. 

Heidi has taught in schools across all the D&T specialisms at KS3 and delivered textiles at GCSE and A Level, helping students to achieve outstanding results. Heidi also acted as an examiner for AQA GCSE. She has delivered vocational courses at City & Guilds and BTEC Art and Design: Textiles at KS4.

She has worked closely with educational suppliers to develop resources for schools and advise on the use of CAD/CAM equipment in the classroom, consequently built a national reputation for delivering relevant and inspirational courses for teachers.



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 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. 

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Do you have questions about Transferable Creative CADCAM Skills (Warwick)? Contact Textiles Skills Academy

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The Old Parlour
Church Farm, Church Lane
CV35 8QL Warwick
United Kingdom

Saturday, 10 December 2016 from 10:00 to 15:00 (GMT)

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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 is now headed up by Dawn together with D&T Textiles Consultant Heidi Ambrose-Brown.


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 is a co-founder of the online ethical department store, where she manages design, buying and sourcing for the Liv brand, working with Fairtrade and organic factories in India and Egypt and sourcing ethical and British made products and brands.


Heidi Ambrose-Brown worked in the textiles and fashion retail industry before training as a D&T teacher.  She has taught across all specialisms at KS3 and Textiles at KS4 & 5, including BTEC Art & Design: Textiles, and also on Embroidery City & Guilds courses. 

For the past 10 years, Heidi has worked as an independent D&T Textiles consultant running courses for teachers predominantly in the areas of CAD/CAM and e-textiles as well as an examiner for AQA.  She has worked closely with education suppliers to develop their equipment ranges and resources and also writes and delivers for the Design & Technology Association. 


Education experts working with Textiles Skills Academy include:
Louise Davies, Julie Boyd, Nicky Simpson, Julie Messenger, Kate Hufton and Tracey Goodyere. 


Textiles Skills Academy Founder Dawn Foxall

Dawn Foxall Founder Textiles Teachers Skills Academy

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