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Textile Design

(Discover Art)

By Kerry Cordy

 

Penguin: Do three requirements including the two starred.

_____ 1.* What is a textile? Look at three different pictures of varied textile designs. Which did you like best? Why?

_____ 2.* Make your own textile design. This can be with colored pencils, markers, paint, rubber stamps, etc.

 

Otter:  Do four requirements including the two starred.

_____ 1.* Find at least 10 samples of good textile design in either clothing or home furnishings.  How can you tell the difference between good design and bad?

_____ 2.* Learn at least 5 new vocabulary words that have to do with textile design

 

Dolphins:  Do five requirements including the two starred.

_____ 1.* Do Otter requirements # 1 & 2.  Learn at least 10 vocabulary words from the textile industry.

_____ 2.* Create an abstract design and show how it can be repeated to create an over-all pattern.   You can use rubber stamps, computer programs, block prints, etc. to create your design.

 

 

Butterflies:  Do six requirements including the two starred.

_____ 1.* Do Dolphin requirements # 1 & 2.

_____ 2.* Learn about two modern textile designers and make a collage of pictures of their work.

 

Eagles:  Do seven requirements including the two starred.

_____ 1.* Do Butterfly requirements #1 & 2.

_____ 2.* Learn how computers have affected the textile design industry.   What computer programs are now available specifically for the textile design industry?

 

Owl:  Do 9 requirements including the 2 starred:

_____ 1. * Do Eagle requirements 1 & 2

_____ 2. * Teach someone how to do a skill from this badge or teach some knowledge about this badge to someone.   You can teach kids, your spouse, seniors, anyone, just as long as you are sharing your new found knowledge.   If for some reason you cannot teach what you have learned to someone else, you may choose an additional 2 optional requirements instead.

 

Optional Requirements:

_____ 3.   Be able to explain the difference between batik, stick-tied, and tied dyed designs.  Make something using at least one of these techniques.  This requirement may be repeated for each design type.

_____ 4.  Create a design to use with silk screening, stencil, or block prints.  Print some material using one of these methods.  This requirement may be repeated for each design type.

_____ 5.   Understand how to prepare and use natural and commercial dyes.  Use one of these methods to dye a piece of cloth.

_____ 6.  Take a field trip to a wholesale fabric house or textile mill and find out how fabrics are printed and distributed to retailers.

_____ 7.  Make something using your knowledge of textile design.

_____ 8.  Visit a fabric store and make a collage of samples from your fabric designs.

_____ 9.  Earn the weaving badge.

_____ 10.  Create an abstract design and show how it can be repeated to create an over-all pattern.   You can use rubber stamps, computer programs, block prints, etc. to create your design.

_____ 11.  .  Discuss how the texture of different fabrics affects the look of a design.   Choose a simple textile design technique such as block printing and test the same design on at least three different types of fabric.

_____ 12.  Create a textile design for each of the following:  a dress; curtains; upholstery; bedding.

_____ 13. Learn about two modern textile designers and make a collage of pictures of their work.

_____ 14.  Learn about careers in the textile design industry.  What type of education do you need?  What type of pay can you expect?  What hours can you expect to work?

_____ 15.  Interview a textile designer or tour their studio.  You can do an online tour with the permission of your parents.