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Downloadable resources to support textiles, fashion and art teachers teaching GCSE and A Level Art, Textiles and D&T.

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Downloadable resources to support textiles, fashion and art teachers teaching GCSE and A Level Art, Textiles and D&T.

Resouces developed by Rachel Addy

The resource includes:

  • Eco-Printing Step-By-Step Handout
  • Developing a Garden for Eco Printing Handout
  • SOW – Eco Printing Project
  • What to Buy for Your Eco Garden

Rachel Addy
BSC(Hons) Textiles Design for fashion & interiors: Specialising in knit.

RACHEL has been the Events Planner & a host for the Textile Skills Centre events since April 2021. She also works as a Design & Technology Teacher as well as taking part in multiple events globally expanding her network of Textile Professionals. Rachel’s initial career was in the fashion industry working for 9 years around the world as a Product Developer.

She worked for an American based company called GIII based in Hangzhou China and has spent several years travelling the globe working with various textile manufacturers. Rachel has worked with customers from around the world including the high street stores from Marks and Spencer to Moss Bros.
Rachel’s has since moved into teaching as Design and Technology Trainee. She has taught Graphics, Textiles, Fashion Textiles & Product Design. Rachel has spent several years working for not-for-profit Networking events to support locals in making connections that will encourage skill sharing & develop professional relationships that may one day open the door to other opportunities.

Fiona Balding – Eco Printer
Earthwise Ecoprints | Facebook

An experienced teacher, FIONA spent 38 years teaching Textiles and Food in secondary schools. Always a passionate print maker she was mesmerised when she discovered Ecoprinting and has worked extensively since 2016, developing her knowledge and understanding of this fascinating process.

One of the most important things that drew her into the craft was its sustainability credentials. Nothing is wasted in the production of these prints. Used plant materials are composted, mordants used in the process are natural garden fertilisers. Preferred textiles used are recycled cotton sheets, vintage linen and even old silk wedding dresses, often purchased in charity shops.

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