Eco Cushions Year 7 Design and Technology
Situation ‘60 Minute Make Over’ and ‘DIY SOS’ are popular T.V. programmes where the planning of colour schemes often plays an important part and must appeal to a target market. These T.V. programmes often use a particular/popular theme as a starting point for designs of items used to decorate the rooms.
Design Brief We are becoming increasingly aware of the effects we are having on our planet with more designers creating items which are friendlier towards the environment. Considering the theme hobbies and interests design and make a cushion using some use of recycled materials. Using a range of decorative techniques show creative use of colour using one of the colour schemes Contrast/Harmonious or Primary
Research- Design- Make-Evaluate • Why am I doing this project? • You will develop new skills – using a sewing machine, threading a needle, cutting fabrics, etc. • You will learn decorative textile techniques – stencilling, sponging. • You will learn how to research and find information and how this could affect your decisions when developing your design. • You will investigate new materials, where they come from, how they are made, their properties; enabling you to make informed decisions on which are the most suitable for your project. • You will have the freedom to develop your ideas and discuss, with others, how improvements could be made.
Presentation of Work • Use a ruler to draw straight lines. • Draw with a sharp pencil. • Use coloured pencils to show colour scheme. • Annotate with pencil arrows drawn with a ruler. • Use a pen when writing. • Use space available to draw your designs so they are clear.
Looking at ready made cushions This will help you to understand:- • How a cushion is made • Who it is made for • What materials it is made from • How it is decorated This is called ‘evaluating existing products’.
Sketch and colour the product you have been given and then answer the following points: INTENDED USER The target user for the item is………………… MATERIAL USED The material used is……………………………. The texture of the material is……………………… SIZE/COMPONENTS measure the product and record the results on your sketch There are…… component pieces to make the item METHOD OF CONSTRUCTION label the construction details on your design, how is it made? METHOD OF DECORATION……………………… DECORATIVE PROCESSES/COLOURS USED………………………………………………………………………………….. POSSIBLE IMPROVEMENTS ………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Sketch the cushion that you are evaluating Evaluation of existing products- Cushions Key words: Child, adult, girl, boy Cotton, wool, rough, smooth, shiny, Machine stitching, heat transfer print, tie dye, bright colours, primary colours, harmonious colours, Seams, hem, applique,embroidery.
Analysis Safety Hobbies Other considerations Who Interests What Eco Cushions Why Where How Skill Materials Equipment
Use the words to help you complete the analysis Thread Bedroom Sponges Attractive Iron/Ironing board 6 weeks Cotton fabric Luxury Paint brushes Pins and needles Colouring pens Tape measure Create a mood Pencils Look decorative Scissors stencilling Rugby Football Animals Music Produce environment friendly products General use Movies Space You Tigers Square shape Surf boarding Whales Comfortable
Homework Independent research Find images of different hobbies and interests that you have. Look in magazines, newspapers, internet etc. You can also include colours you want to use in order to show the type of cushion design that you would like to make. Use them to create a mood board on A4 paper for your cushion design
An example of a mood Board In groups discuss the different themes and moods of the three boards below.
Primary colours • Secondary colours • Harmonious colours • Warm colours • Cool colours • Calming colours
Think about the intended target user of your cushion Are they male or female? What age group are they? Where will they be using their cushion? Is the cushion for a specific time of year (seasonal) e.g Christmas, or will it be used all the time? What mood or feeling do you want to create? The meaning of colour
Ideas for colour scheme • For my cushion I want to use a__________(state harmonious or contrasting) colour-scheme because_____(think about your target user, or where your cushion will be used • I have chosen to include____(state which colours)_______ because ____ (think about the meaning of the colour)
What have you learnt today & how will you be using this to help you with your work? How will you be able to use this knowledge in another lesson? Do you know what you need to do next for this project? Thinking back over this project so far…
Homework Write a sentence for each of the following to begin to write a design specification:- • Deadline • Target user • Function • Materials and components
Design Specification • Deadline: My cushion must be completed by ………. • Materials and components: I will use cotton fabric and thread to make my cushion. I will also use fabric paints and crayons to apply my design to the cushion. • Function: My cushion needs to be comfortable, attractive, appealing, using recycled materials…. • Target user: The cushion will be made to appeal to a teenage boy/girl. • Appearance: The cushion needs to be colourful and have good use of decorative techniques. • Cost: • Safety: • Equipment:
Checklist Look at the work of the person next to you, She/he should have written:- • A design brief • A Mood Board • An analysis or mind map • A design specification Has he/she done what they have been asked to do?
Checklist Consider the following: • Is the work so far neat and easy to read? • When you read the design specifications, do you understand what the item that is going to be made will be like? • How do you think that he/she could improve?
Learning Outcomes By the end of this lesson you will be able to- • Identify a range of decorative techniques. • Be able to apply at least two decorative techniques onto fabric. • Have a wider knowledge of decorative techniques to enable you to start making design decisions.
Decorative Techniques Can you name the decorative techniques shown here?
Decorative Techniques • Sponging • Stencilling • Fabric painting • Fabric pens • Fabric crayons • Paint splatter • Embellishment (you can do this to take you project further using recycled ribbons, buttons etc).
GwaithCartref • To be completed by DyddLlunRhagfyr 12. • Complete decorative techniques home work sheet. • Remember the designs must be in colour and you must state which techniques are going to be used.
Recycling Recycling Facts Textiles make up 12% of landfill sites Britain produces around 650,000 tonnes of textile waste a year Only a quarter of this is recycled by charities, clothes banks and jumble sales It's no secret that recycling is important for the environment. Millions of people dutifully separate their plastics, aluminium, and paper waste so that those items can be reused and help decrease the amount of garbage in landfills. But many people aren't aware that the denim, cotton, corduroy, wool, and linen that they outgrow and toss into the trash should also be reused. Looking at textile recycling facts as a whole, the recovery of used clothing is not only good for the environment, it is an action that has an impact on a financial and charitable level in your local community and around the world. The item recovered today can be the paper good utilized tomorrow, and it is one less item filling up overflowing landfills.
Homework Remember the back panel of the cushion will be made from recycled material. Ask at home if there are any old sheets, clothes, curtains, cushions to be recycled so that we can complete our eco cushions.
DESIGN IDEASSet your designs out exactly like this! Remember to label with measurementsand decorative techniques.
Label idea with creative Techniques that you will Use, and explain the idea. FINAL IDEA sponging Stenciling I have chosen this idea because……………………………..
Think about Your progress so far in this area of Textiles Technology. What are your targets for today's lesson. What do you need to achieve by the end of today's Textiles Technology lesson? How will you achieve that? List resources you need to find.
Homework Task Find out more about ONE of the following Brands
Present as a mini project Superdry Find out more Where are ‘Superdry’ clothes and accessories made? Who developed this Brand? Show a range of typical styles Who are the typical target users for ‘Superdry’ fashions
Present as a mini project Burberry Find out more Where are ‘Burberry’ clothes and accessories made? Who developed this Brand? Show a range of typical styles Who are the typical target users for ‘Burberry’ fashions
Present as a mini project Levis Find out more Where are ‘Levi’ clothes and accessories made? Who developed this Brand? Show a range of typical styles Who are the typical target users for ‘Levis’ fashions