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Colourful GCSE textile creations

Our GCSE design and technology textiles pupils have just finished their final garment designs – and we think they are fabulous! The brief was to design something that was either Asian-influenced or used recycled textiles.  Here are Kelly and Maisie with their dresses.

 

 


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Creative seaside cushions

Year 8 have been busy in their textiles lessons using decorative techniques to make beach-themed cushions. These include resist-dye methods  (tie-dye and batik), embellishing, appliqué and fancy machine stitches.  They should be very proud of the results!

Mrs Ling


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Celebrity-inspired footwear by Year 9!

Last term we featured the early stages of some amazing shoe designs by our Year 9 pupils.  In their textiles lessons Mrs Ling had challenged them to design a shoe appropriate for a chosen celebrity – from HM the Queen to Rita Ora, Van Gogh, Melanie Martinez, Willy Wonka and more. Now the girls have almost all finished the project…and the results are stunning!

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Darci M – Van Gogh

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Sophie B – Nemo

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Alia B – Willy Wonka

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Rebekah Y

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Isabelle S – Bear Grylls

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Clara H – Jenna Coleman

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Caitlin C – Melanie Martinez

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Faith-Marie L – Mary Berry

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Sophie S – HM The Queen

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Mia T –

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Isabel H – Cleopatra

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Lucy C

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Rosamaria E – Twenty-one Pilots

 

 

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The Queen inspired this bejewelled beauty

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This one is inspired by singer Melanie Martinez

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Darcy is creating a Vincent Van Gogh-inspired impressionistic platform shoe

 

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What have Rita Ora, The Queen and Mary Berry got in common?

Answer: They have all inspired some amazing shoe creations from our Year 9 pupils! In their textiles lessons Mrs Ling has challenged them to design a shoe appropriate for a chosen celebrity. Their imaginative and creative responses are still works in progress – but from a fluffy icing-inspired white shoe for Mary Berry to an impressionistic blue and green creation for Vincent Van Gogh, these are well worth a look already!

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The Queen inspired this bejewelled beauty

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This one is inspired by singer Melanie Martinez

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Darcy is creating a Vincent Van Gogh-inspired impressionistic platform shoe

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Rosamaria went to see the popular duo Twenty-One Pilots at Alexander Palace and her shoe is inspired by their red and black imagery

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Here’s one for Cleopatra!

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Mary Berry would love this fluffy icing…

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Year 8 exploring textiles techniques

Last half term,  Year 8 had fun experimenting with a variety of textile techniques, creating their own beautiful cushion cover designs. Aren’t they colourful!

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GCSE artwork in progress

Our Year 11 art students have been hard at work on their GCSE exam pieces…Year 11 exam pieces2Year 11 exam piecesYear 11 exam pieces3Year 11 exam pieces4


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Year 9 have it all sewn up

During their textiles unit Year 9 have been asked to make a simple garment, either sleep shorts or house trousers using a commercial pattern. As well as learning to become accurate with the sewing machine, they have also had to come to terms with such terminology as straight grain line, cutting line, seam allowance, selvedges, wrong side and right side of pattern and fabric, neatening and notches, to name but a few!

Here they are modelling their finished garments!

Well done Year 9.

Mrs Ling 

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