Design & Technologies Textiles - Links & Resources

Browse below for a list of resources and project ideas for teachers of Textiles;

Curriculum

F-10

  • Click HERE for the F-10 Victorian Design & Technologies Curriculum
  • Click HERE for the VCAA's Curriculum advice area for Design & Technologies.  You'll find information here on curriculum planning, assessment & reporting
  • Click HERE for F-10 D&T Curriculum Mapping documents

​VCE 

  • Click HERE for the 2018-2022 VCE PD&T Study Design
  • Click HERE for the VCE PD&T Advice for Teachers
  • Click HERE for the 2017 information on the VCE PD&T School-Assessed Task
  • Click HERE for past exam & exam reports in VCE PD&T


Forums


Design Competitions


Textiles Design

  • All Free Sewing - a great site for tutorials, patterns and how-to videos

  • Click HERE for a great YouTube video on the use of CAD/CAM in textiles manufacturing

  • Sign up to Pinterest for thousands of free, online tutorials on textiles design


E-Textiles & Wearable Technologies

  • Instructables has a fantastic range of ideas and how-to guides for e-textiles

  • Clever Clothes - a great resource from the Design Museum on how wearable technology is changing our world

  • Sparkfun has an online tutorial for insulation techniques for e-textiles


Textiles Technology in Society/Sustainability


Materials Technology

  • Primezone provides teachers with access to a range of primary industries education resources - great for Food & Fibre projects!
  • Woolwise - the Australian Wool Education Trust has a range of education resources on wool

  • Australian Wool Innovation Limited has resources for young people interested in a career in wool

  • DuPont Textiles & Interiors introduces Tactel® illuminae, an innovative family of yarns, offering new opportunities to achieve highly desirable visual effects such as lustre, iridescence, two-colour stripes and jacquard patterns

  • DuPont Tools lists all Dupont fibres and a section on end uses.
  • Fabric Link gives details of innovative discoveries in fibres and fabrics
  • Click HERE for a list and description of fabric care symbols
  • Lenzig has information about cellulose-based fibre production
  • Click HERE for the Podcast: Cotton and the environment - naturally coloured cotton (no transcript available)
  • Click HERE for the Podcast: Recycling denim by Burlington (no transcript available)
  • Cotton classroom - educational resources for students and teachers about growing and manufacturing cotton
  • Click HERE for Cotton fibre production research

Health and Safety


Further Study