Year 9 Textiles
Year 9 Textiles, Unit 1, focuses on learning new skills.
This requires students to develop techniques using the sewing machine to make a patchwork, carve their own stamp to make patterned fabric, button making, felting, laser etching, and Tie Dye.
Ms Macer and Ms Grant’s classes recently learned how to Tie Dye fabric the Japanese way. This is called Shibori (say “Shi-bor-i”) and requires a specially formulated vat of indigo dye and various folding techniques, some using rubber bands, string and small boards called itajime (say “it-a-jim-i") or poles.
Here are some of the results.