Solway College Solway College

Year 8 Soft Materials Technology

Course Description

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This course is about making and developing textiles and provides students the opportunity to learn about fibres and woolen textiles and how they can be adapted to a variety of products using the mediums of felting and weaving.

Course Overview

Term 1
This course is compulsory. It involves learning about fibres and how to wet felt to create a textile piece that can be used to make a decorative pillow or wall hanging.
Additionally we examine concepts of design in terms of shape, texture, form and so on.
After felting, we learning different weaving techniques, reinforcing learning around design, functionality and texture.

Learning Areas:

Soft Materials Technology


Year 9 Soft Materials Technology

A compulsory course that examines types of textiles and students learn how to make them.

Career Pathways

Patternmaker, Tailor/Dressmaker, Textile Process Operator, Cutter, Fashion Designer, Sewing Machinist, Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)