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A level textiles work featured in catalogue

A striking A Level textiles piece by 2016 leaver Olivia Burrows has been selected, with just a handful of others nationally, to appear in the new edition of a major educational supplies
catalogue (Heart Educational), winning the school a £100 voucher to spend on textiles resources. Teacher Mrs Ling is pictured below left.


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Making nylon

Year 13 girls have been making nylon as part of their A Level chemistry studies on polymers. This was also a great opportunity for Mrs Ling’s Year 10 textiles group to come and see how this synthetic material is made and have a go at winding the strand up as it was formed.

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A Level textiles work

Angel (Year 13) researched mushrooms, poppy petals and historic layering and pleating techniques when creating her A Level textiles piece. The garment, entitled “Layer upon Layer”, was inspired by artists and designers such as Mark Rothko, Issey Miyake and Yayoi Kusama.

Mrs Ling

Head of Textiles

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Check out our A Level textiles work

Here’s a chance to see some of the fantastic textile work completed this year by our A Level students. See more of their work here.A-level-textiles5A-level-textiles9A-level-textiles3A-level-textiles17A-level-textiles16A-level-textiles11A-level-textiles22

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HOHS textiles in print

HOHS old girl Catherine Lovick has had her A level textiles work featured in the 2014 Heart Educational catalogue and won the textiles department £100!catherine-dress

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A level textiles work to feature in catalogue

HOHS old girl Catherine Lovick is to have her A level textiles work featured in the 2014 Heart Educational catalogue.

Her ‘Flower Dress’, which was made using recycled materials sourced from home, school and local charity shops, was her last A level piece for her controlled ‘Materials and Techniques’ assessment in the summer term. The piece was based on various traditional textile techniques that Catherine had explored and experimented with, including ‘Suffolk Puffs’, weaving, dying, embroidery and plaiting. The other techniques used, such as the flowers and the strap neck piece were her own creations.

Catherine is now applying to university to study Contour fashion.

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An inspirational trip for the arts

Year 10 GCSE Art and A level textiles students visited the Norwich University of the Arts degree show recently, where they were inspired by some of the great work on display.photo-2photo-3 photo-4photo-1