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Design a sports glove

In this resource, students design a new glove for use in a sport of their choice. Students may find it helpful to talk with local people who partake in their chosen sport. The P.E. Department may be able to suggest suitable contacts.

A selection of tests, activities and factsheets are available for the...

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Gold award: compare the properties of different fabrics

In this project, students compare the properties of a range of fabrics made from different fibres. The fabrics could be woven or knitted and they could be made from natural fibres such as cotton and wool or synthetic fibres such as nylon. Students should investigate physical properties, such as strength,  tear...

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Understanding fabrics

This lesson supports students to unpick a number of different types of textile, including natural, synthetic, blended, woven, non-woven and knitted Textiles. The lesson provides a classroom presentation, teacher notes and student worksheets.

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Design Challenges in different material areas

A collection of mini design challenges, themed around different material areas.

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AQA AS/A-level design and technology: fashion and textiles

 

Encourage your students to be creative, innovative and critical designers with a textbook that builds in-depth knowledge and understanding of the materials, components...

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2018

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Jai Geyer Talks About How Engineering Impacts on His Sport

Jai Geyer, one of the youngest members of the Great Britain Alpine Ski Team, describes how engineering impacts on his sport and helps achieve higher levels of performance through the design of protective clothing, plus the structure and composition of the skis and other equipment.

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Smart textiles for designers

 

Smart Textiles for Designers introduces the different qualities and properties that can be embedded in, integrated with, and applied to fabrics and looks at the different contexts in which...

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2016

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Manus x Machina: fashion in an age of technology

A stunning look at the paradoxical relationship between the artisanal and the technological in fashion The complex and often ambiguous relationship between the hand crafted and the machine made is examined in this intriguing look at the ever-changing world of fashion and taste. Manus x Machina traces styles...

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2016

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GCSE design and technology: textiles technology specification 2014

GCSE design and technology: textiles technology specification for:

  • exams June 2014 onwards
  • certification June 2014 onwards
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2014

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GCE AS and A level design and technology: product design (textiles) specification 2014

GCE AS and A level design and technology: product design (textiles) specification for:

  • exams from June 2014 onwards
  • certification from June 2014 onwards
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2014

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