CLEAPSS DT - Supporting practical work in science, technology and art

Projects - Textiles
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Tee Shirt Printing
Tee shirt printing is a quick and easy way of producing a professional standard of outcome that combines creative design work and a practical solution.

The design is generated using a computer package and then printed and applied to the shirt using heat.

Screen printing or block printing could also be used to apply the design to the fabric.
using printing methods to apply a design to a fabric
Textile garment manufacture
Constructing a garment from textiles can be done by hand or using machines, in most cases it is a combination of hand and machine work.

Pupils may have access to a range or processes and materials including; sewing, knitting, dyeing, sublimation printing and batik work.

In managing the practical work the MRATs below should be taken into account.
Modelling textiles designs
Fabric printing
Getting pupils to work together to produce a section each of a large textile sheet can create a great wall hanging or bed cover.

The individual 'tiles' can be cut up and used as cushion covers or bags.

The use of symbols can help to communicate information, as in Adinkra printing.
Large sheet print
GL051 Air Quality Indicator

This document is a guide to making a portable device which can be used to monitor the air, in terms of PM2.5.

These tiny particles can come from a variety of sources and could be harmful. This device will indicate when the relative number of particulates in the air is high.  It could be used to monitor the air in a workshop.

image of device