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Fabric and Fibre

Fabric and Fibre

Fabric and Fibre by Scoilnet

What do you know about fabrics and fibres? Find out about their history and what they are used for?


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What are Textiles? - Children's University of Manchester

http://www.childrensuniversity.manc...gn/talkingtextiles/whataretextiles/ Added: 01 May 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Visual explanation around textiles. Loooks at how textiles are made and how they are decorated. Includes sections on patterns and on clothes from around the world. Wordsearch included.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
Visual Arts

Strand: Fabric and Fibre

Strand unit: Looking and Responding

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • look at and talk about woven, embroidered, knitted and other fabrics, including interesting items of clothing from different times and cultures

Suggestions for use: Present through the IWB. Very visual website with excellent material.

Strand: Fabric and Fibre

Strand unit: Looking and Responding

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • look at and talk about woven, embroidered, knitted and other fabrics, including interesting items of clothing from different times and cultures, and explore the role of textiles in culture

Suggestions for use: Present through the IWB. Very visual website with excellent material.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

History of Silk

http://www.silk-road.com/artl/silkhistory.shtml Added: 01 May 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Text-heavy page of notes explaining the origins of silk in China, how it came to be developed and traded down through the years. Also includes an informative section on 'sericulture' - the farming of silkworms for the production of silk.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE History

Strand: Continuity & Change Over Time

Strand unit: Clothes

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • refer to or use appropriate timelines
  • study aspects of social, artistic, technological and scientific developments over long periods

Suggestions for use: Probably best for teacher information - but the information is good and could certainly form the basis for a class period. Bring in a silk scarf and talk about the history of silk!

JC
Home Economics

Strand: Textiles

Suggestions for use: Probably best for teacher information - but the information is good and could certainly form the basis for a class period. Bring in a silk scarf and talk about the history of silk!

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

History of Fabrics and Fibers

http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/blfabric.htm Added: 01 May 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Reference

From blue jeans to ultrasuede. Brief notes with links to further information on common manufactured fabrics, like GORE-TEX, waterproof coats, polyester, rayon, nylon and vinyl. (Contains a little advertising.)

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE History

Strand: Continuity & Change Over Time

Strand unit: Clothes

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • identify examples of change and continuity in the ‘line of development’
  • study aspects of social, artistic, technological and scientific developments over long periods

Suggestions for use: Use as background information. ask the students to identify specific fabrics in their clothing and then discuss the history of that particular fabric.

JC
Home Economics

Strand: Textiles

Suggestions for use: Use as background information. ask the students to identify specific fabrics in their clothing and then discuss the history of that particular fabric.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Bayeux Tapestry

http://www.bayeuxtapestry.org.uk/ Added: 01 May 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

The entire Tapestry is available to view in sections, with a description above each. The tapestry tells the story of William the Conqueror and Harold, Earl of Wessex, the men who led the Norman and Saxon armies in 1066. It is considered one of the finest tapestries in the world.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
Visual Arts

Strand: Fabric and Fibre

Strand unit: Looking and Responding

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • look at and talk about his/her work and the work of other children

Suggestions for use: Ask the children to attempt to see the depiction of the story through the tapestry.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

The Story of Cotton

http://www.cottonsjourney.com/Storyofcotton/page1.asp Added: 17 Sep 2011 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Cotton is a most important and widely used fibre! Learn how cotton is grown, cultivated, harvested and finally processed into cloth.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Human Environments

Strand unit: Trade & Development

Suggestions for use: Contains much text. This site can be used for research purposes. Ideal to provide background information to teachers.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Ghanaian Kente Cloths

http://www.kinderart.com/multic/kente.shtml Added: 08 Dec 2005 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Lesson Plan

Practical multilticultural art activity based on the colourful Kente Cloths of Ghana. Includes a link to a fascinating slide show on how Kente Cloths are woven.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
3-4
5-6
Visual Arts

Strand: Fabric and Fibre

Strand: Fabric and Fibre

Strand: Fabric and Fibre

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Tie and Dye Activity

http://www.kinderart.com/textiles/easytiedye.shtml Added: 28 Jul 2005 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Simple instructions in how to work with children on tieing and dyeing fabrics. Includes a photographic step by step set of instructions.
The kinderart site has similar outlines for other visual arts techniques.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
Visual Arts

Strand: Fabric and Fibre

Suggestions for use: Step by step instructions for tie/dye activities.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Football Fashion - Design a Football Kit

http://resources.hwb.wales.gov.uk/VTC/ngfl/art/31/front_end/index.html Added: 16 Feb 2012 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Lesson Plan

Scheme of work for creating designs for football/sports kits. Polystyrene block printing paper/fabric. Great for project work.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
Visual Arts

Strand: Print

Suggestions for use: Teacher notes included.
Note: The mention of football can be a big turn off for the girls. Flagging up the fashion and designer label aspect of the scheme and the flexibility within the scheme for the girls to create ‘designer T-shirts’, kept the girls interested.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

The Three Little Pigs (PDF)

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/10216/9899.pdf Added: 13 Apr 2010 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Lesson Plan

Ways of introducing and developing a class using fabrics and fibres based on the theme of The Three Little Pigs. Includes stimulus and extension activities, evaluation methods and ICT possibilities.

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How it maps to the curriculum

in
Visual Arts

Strand: Fabric and Fibre

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Creative Stitching (PDF)

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/2291/2218.pdf Added: 13 Apr 2010 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Lesson Plan

Ideas on how to present and develop a class using various fabrics based on insect wings and spider webs. Includes description of activities, evaluation methods and ICT possibilities.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
Visual Arts

Strand: Fabric and Fibre

Strand: Fabric and Fibre

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

World Book Web

Textiles

To create textiles, people first make thread or yarn out of fabrics. Some fibres are natural, e.g. cotton, wool, linen and silk while others are artificial, or man-made, e.g. nylon and polyester . . .


Tie-Dyeing

Tie-Dyeing is one of the oldest methods of putting a pattern on fabric. 

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