Teachers' Course: Teaching Textiles for Secondary Teachers

  • 22 March 2014
  • 10:00 - 13:30
  • To book directly over the phone with debit or credit card phone the William Morris Gallery on 0208 496 4390. If you wish to send in a cheque or request an invoice please download the Teaching Textiles booking form at wm.gallery.org/learning/schools and return this to wmg.schoolbookings@walthamforest.gov.uk. Tea, coffee and all materials provided. Please bring a pack lunch if desired and an overall.


Tutors: textile artists Carolyn Abbott & Sba Shaikh with Pam Stone, Head of Textiles at Kelmscott School, Walthamstow.

Practical activities will include feltmaking - working with combed wool, and ways of applying colour and pattern; exploring methods of creating repeats on textiles from simple to more complex patterns. A school-based case study will show how a Natural Forms project using a range of textile techniques can be used effectively both for Art & Design and Design & Technology GCSE. There will also be a forum to share ideas and work together to apply skills and ideas gleaned from the day to participants’ own school context.

Teaching Textiles Timetable

10.00-10.15 Welcome and introduction to the Gallery: Sharon Trotter, Learning Officer

10.15-11.00 First practical session: Felt Making with Carolyn Abbott

11.00-11.45 Second practical session: Working With Repeats with Sba Shaikh

11.50-12.15 School case study: Natural Forms textile project for Art & Design and D&T, with Pam Stone

12.15-12.30 Ideas forum: 3 x 5 minute slots to share learning from other school project. Present one of your projects for £10 course discount. Email for details.

12.30-1.00 Paired task: prepare a project plan for your school applying one of the ideas/techniques seen today

1.00-1.30 Discussion and sharing of ideas with whole group; Evaluation