Tawa College Tawa College

Year 9 TECHNOLOGY - Textiles

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs T. Tippett.

Recommended Prior Learning

You will need to want to be creative and explore different textile techniques.

You will need a willingness to make the most of all the opportunities this project offers you, and be apart of a strong learning community in the class with the other students to support each other to succeed.

Do you want to challenge traditional boundaries of textiles to create new and innovative designs ? 

Images are indicative only of textiles projects from Pinterest.

(Please note this is different course to our Fashion Technology course).

This course is all about making textile items (not clothes). You will learn how to design and make textile items such as cushions and bags.

 You will learn:

  • how to use the design process to create original design ideas
  • to explore different materials and how to work with them
  • to use the sewing machine 
  • how to sew by hand
  • about different types of fabrics


Course Overview

Semester A
This is a half year course.

Learning Areas:

Year 9 Courses 2024, Design and Materials Technology

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

There is a contribution of $40 towards the consumable materials that students will use.