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STUDENT TEXTILE ARTIST 2023 COMPETITION RESULTS!

STUDENT TEXTILE ARTIST 2023 COMPETITION RESULTS!

THE RESULTS!!!
*WINNERS ANNOUNCED*

 

We are thrilled to announce the winners of our STUDENT TEXTILES ARTIST COMPETITION 2023.

We were overwhelmed at the response, receiving over 350 entries this year!!

The judges said they were ‘absolutely in awe, and love seeing all the students creations’,  ‘there is some incredible work, and it wasn’t an easy decision to select the winners’.

This year’s competition was sponsored by JANOME UK & IRELAND Sewing Machines and DRYAD EDUCATION (formerly Specialist Crafts/Heart Education).

JANOME UK have kindly given a 725S sewing machine for each of the 2 winners.

DRYAD EDUCATION (formerly Specialist Crafts/Heart Education) are giving a £50 voucher to the 2 winners and a goody bag to the first 3 places in each category.

Each winner will also receive a TEXTILES SKILLS CENTRE TROPHY and each school will get a free Online TSC course.


THE JUDGES:

– Deborah Shepherd (Creative director of Janome) and the JANOME team

– Adam Brindley (International Business manager) and the DRYAD team

– Fiona Balding:  Ecoprint and natural dyes artist

– Louis-Christian Pendegrass:  Programme Manager in Apprenticeships

– Nicola Perren: Textile Artist & Lecturer


And our amazing student winners are:

A LEVEL winners:

1st prize:  Laila Green: Woking College, Surrey

2nd prize: Sorine Furnace: Bishop’s Stortford College, Bishop’s Stortford

3rd prize:  Leony Ye: Wychwood School, Oxford

GCSE winners:

1st prize: Edie Bairstow: Gateways School, Harewood, Leeds

Joint 2nd prize: Simran Amin: Royal Alexandra & Albert School Reigate Surrey

Joint 2nd prize: Eleanor Shenderey: Gateways School, Harewood, Leeds


A LEVEL WINNERS:

Laila Green - Competition A Level winner1st prize:  Laila Green: Woking College, Surrey

Textiles Skills Centre Textiles Artist A Level winner with her teacherwith her teacher Sinead Merry

 

 

 

 

 

Textiles Skills centre artist 2nd place A Level - Sorine Furnace + teacher2nd prize: Sorine Furnace: Bishop’s Stortford College, Bishop’s Stortford
With her teacher Charlotte Munch

 

 

 

 

Leony Ye + teacher Sarah McCullagh 3rd place A Level Textiles Artist Competition 20233rd prize:  Leony Ye: Wychwood School, Oxford
With her Teacher Sarah McCullagh

 

 

 

 

 

GCSE WINNERS:

Edie Barstow GCSE 1st Prize winner Textiles Artist 20231st prize: Edie Bairstow: Gateways School, Harewood, Leeds

Edie Bairstow + Teacher Della HarrisonEdie bairstow + teacher Della Harrison 1st prize GCSE Textiles Artist 2023

 

 

 

 

 

Textiles Skills Cente Textiles Artist competition 2023 - Eleanor Shenderey + teacher Della harrison joint 2nd place GCSEJoint 2nd prize: Eleanor Shenderey: Gateways School, Harewood, Leeds

with her teacher Della Harrison

 

 

 

 

 


A MASSIVE CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR WINNERS!!

It was such a difficult decision, as we had so many wonderful entries.

A huge thank you to all the students who entered and to those amazing teachers who presented us with such fabulous work! We are thrilled that you entered your amazingly talented students work and demonstrated your own incredible teaching talents and passion for textiles!

TEXTILES ACTION FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE:  Making it Succeed in the Curriculum

TEXTILES ACTION FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE: Making it Succeed in the Curriculum

TEXTILES ACTION FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE:  Making it Succeed in the Curriculum

Dawn Foxall (Founder Textiles Skills Centre)


This is now an online On-Demand course:

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Online Course Tackling Sustainability & Climate Change  &  How we can deliver this through a textiles lens

This course uses presentations and materials collated for the Textiles Action For A Sustainable Future conference in June 2023. It focuses on sustainability and climate change, and how textiles education can make practical differences, using case studies approaches from businesses, NGOs and teachers.


IT’S TIME TO RAMP THINGS UP!

Textiles Skills Centre have taken on board the urgency of Climate and Environmental Sustainability!   We need to become part of the Solution, not part of the Pollution!

As educators, we have been tasked to equip and empower young people with the tools to tackle the climate change challenge. Textiles Skills centre online on-demand course aims to give up-to-date information, advice and practical guidance on integrating climate education into D&T and Art & Design Textiles courses.

The focus is on the Fashion & Textiles industry and curriculum, with sustainability experts from high street clothing brands such as PRIMARK and Marks & Spencers; Designers such as Wayne Hemmingway; Climate experts from the MET OFFICE; Manufacturers and Education leaders, discussing how they are addressing the challenges of ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance – standards measuring a business’s impact on society, the environment, and how transparent and accountable it is) and climate change action and how this can be integrated into the curriculum. They will be identifying and outlining how a step change in climate and sustainability education can be made, so that young people have the skills and knowledge needed for the 21st century.

Fashion climate change image


Sustainability in education is being addressed by several groups and associations, including The British Educational Research Association (BERA) who published a manifesto:  EDUCATION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY: A Guide For Schools

This guide was based on findings from a study to analyse where we are now with education for environmental sustainability, what change is needed, and the barriers to this change.

A summary of the findings showed:

  • Undervaluing of environmental sustainability in government policy, budgetary constraints for schools, the nature of the curriculum and assessment.
  • Prioritising economic considerations in decision-making, teacher workload, exam pressures and constraints, and insufficient confidence, knowledge and agency for all members of the school community.

Download the report HERE


WHERE TO START
Textiles, Art and Design & Technology subjects are the obvious place to start to embed understanding and knowledge of sustainability and moral values, which could be carried forward into the new generation of artists and designers. We must, however, address the current issues within the subjects of just ‘designing more stuff’ and re-educating textiles and art teachers right from GCSE through to degree level, to update the curriculum and stay connected to the needs of the textiles industry.

We know the fashion and textiles industry is one of the biggest global industries and the most resource-consuming due to its fast cycles, vast consumption, and global supply networks. The practice of sustainability within such an industry is incredibly difficult, with every stage of a garment’s life cycle impacting on climate and the environment.

However, a recent study with students demonstrated there is still a lack of awareness of the full impact of the industry and understanding of what sustainable fashion actually is. When pressed further, most students focused on the repair, reuse, and recycling as their interpretation of fashion sustainability, with little consideration of ethical/social injustice involved in making garments/textile products and the impact that raw materials and resources (water, energy, etc.) had on the planet. This links to the potential barriers of consumption around price and consumers lack of awareness of the environmental impacts that enable fast fashion to be so cheaply priced.
Drapers : Sustainability and the Consumer Report 2022 

Sustainable fashion image


The fact is that as educators we are in the perfect place to deliver this message and ensure that young people understand fully the impact of their consumption habits and change their attitudes towards consumption. Textiles, Art, Design and Technology subjects are where skills and understanding of sustainable practices can be taught.

Respondents believed that intervention in school curricula was the best way to educate future generations about sustainability and that having the skills to maintain longevity in clothing use was a key factor to a more sustainable fashion future.’
(Educating for Change? An investigation into consumers’ perception of sustainability and the educational drivers needed to support sustainable consumption) Kirsty Bennetta & Jemma Oeppen Hill  (Sept 2021)


In 2015 the UNITED NATIONS announced the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, introducing 17 goals with the purpose of meeting the future needs of the planet.
The aim is that by 2030 the sustainable development goals will be taught in every classroom (United Nations, 2021).

Through the introduction of EBACC, limited options above KS3 in the UK were made available in schools past 2018, meaning textiles subjects were merged with Art and Design & Technology, leaving fewer opportunities for young people to understand sustainability issues and acquire vital life skills needed to upcycle or repair clothing.

Incorporating sustainability into the curriculum is the most effective way to educate the future consumer. The embedding of fundamental sustainability practices from a young age is the most successful way to influence and change consumer habits – it is understood that knowledge acquired at school forms lasting habits. An understanding of the negative impacts of fashion and/or how to partake in sustainable practices would provide the future consumer the power to decide on their purchasing decisions and which ultimately affects the cycle.

Eco Printing in the classroom

Eco Printing in the classroom with Fiona Balding

But it isn’t just about circular design and increasing longevity of textiles/fashion products that we can teach. As designers and creators our students can work with a host of options and opportunities to develop new products and ideas to support environmental issues, such as producing natural dyes, experimenting and growing new biomaterials, such as mycelium and creating their own textile waste action plan for school. There are numerous ways to embed the skills and messaging and a whole variety of cross-curricular activities.

If business and education act together, we can overcome the apathy of having inherited a huge problem and focus on being an active part of the solution.

Join the Textiles Skills Centre to focus on sustainability and climate change, and how textiles education can make practical and real differences.

MORE INFO 


USEFUL LINKS:

https://www.the-sustainable-fashion-collective.com/2016/08/24/fabric-made-fungi

https://materialdistrict.com/article/mycotex-textile-mushroom-mycelium/

https://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/2017/apr/06/want-to-teach-ethical-fashion-to-kids-heres-how

https://oursharedworld.net/education-for-sustainable-fashion/

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/sustainability-and-climate-change-strategy/sustainability-and-climate-change-a-strategy-for-the-education-and-childrens-services-systems

https://wrap.org.uk/resources/report/citizen-insights-clothing-longevity-and-circular-business-models-receptivity-uk

https://www.drapersonline.com/guides/collaborating-for-change-sustainability-report-2022

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/epdf/10.1080/17543266.2022.2083694

https://www.drapersonline.com/guides/sustainability-and-the-consumer-2022

https://se-ed.co.uk

CADCAM through stitch

CADCAM through stitch

CADCAM through stitch

heidiEvent Leader:
Heidi Ambrose-Brown

16th April 2016

The Parlour Studio, Warwick

£165 +VAT

An exciting opportunity for any textiles lovers to work closely with textiles practitioner Heidi Ambrose-Brown in her own studio. This is the first of a series of workshops practicing and learning new skills and expanding knowledge of a variety of textiles practices at Parlour Studio.

The day is aimed at teachers at all level of textiles skills and knowledge including technicians, who want to expand their existing skills and practice and gain new and creative ideas for lessons and schemes of work and improve exam performance.

What will be covered

  • The importance of preparation – using stabilisers and which type.
  • Understanding thread selection and working with different fabrics.
  • Editing on the embroidery machine screen.
  • How to create 3-dimensional work.
  • Understand some software basics.
  • Extensive exemplar work for inspiration.
  • Information to support the correct use of threads and materials to increase the life of your machine.

Benefits of the Training

  • Life long learning in continuing professional development.
  • Understand the key learning and differentiation that can be delivered through CAD/CAM machine
  • embroidery.
  • Fresh ideas for use in the classroom with multiple users.
  • Advice for specific problems you are experiencing.
  • Produce samples, take video clips and photos to support learning and take back into school.
  • Networking with other teaching colleagues.
  • An awareness of available resources to support/expand your existing practice.
  • Make secure decisions and save time with gained knowledge and experience.

Heidi Ambrose-Brown (D&T textiles Consultant)

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.

Book online

Registration for this event is managed via Eventbrite. To register, please visit our Eventbrite page by clicking on the button below.

CADCAM through print

CADCAM through print

CADCAM through print

heidiEvent Leader:
Heidi Ambrose-Brown

14th May 2016

The Parlour Studio, Warwick

£165 +VAT

A day investigating Sublimation Printing and Laser Image Transfer, putting it into practice and asking the questions to CADCAM expert Heidi Ambrose-Brown!

This the second in the series of workshops practicing and learning new skills and expanding knowledge of a variety of textiles practices at Parlour Studio.

The day is aimed at teachers at all level of textiles skills and knowledge including technicians, who want to expand their existing skills and practice and gain new and creative ideas for lessons and schemes of work and improve exam performance.

What will be covered:

  • Sublimation printing: how it works and links into STEM teaching.
  • Laser Image transfer and how it works and what can be achieved with the different papers.
  • What type of products, textiles and otherwise, lend themselves to digital printing.
  • How to be more creative with sublimation printing – ideas and techniques to try.
  • Understand what equipment and peripherals are needed for each system and where to resource them.
  • How to use the equipment, what can go wrong and how to fix it.
  • Extensive exemplar work for inspiration.

Benefits of the Training:

  • Life long learning in continuing professional development.
  • Understand the key learning and differentiation that can be delivered through CAD/CAM via digital  printing.
  • 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 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.

Book online

Registration for this event is managed via Eventbrite. To register, please visit our Eventbrite page by clicking on the button below.

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