As well as teaching Art and Design I am responsible for teaching D&T at my school. These images are of some of the tie dye pieces my year 8 class produced last week. These will eventually become mini cushions once the students have appliquéd their designs on to them in the coming weeks.
Tie Dye is such a fun thing to do and the students can never wait to unwrap the elastic bands to see how their pieces have turned out. It would be a great techniques to use in art and design class!
Here are the step by step sheets I provided students with in the lesson (just right click to save)
In the first term year 7 are introduced to a range of different media, this week they have been woking with batik. Their theme is Under the Sea and so they have created batik samples based on fish, an octopus and a starfish.
They first lightly traced off the image onto their fabric square in pencil. I had two batik pots set up on a separate table with 2 tools in each, when their trace was complete they were called up individually so that I did not have too many students around the hot wax at one time. I had another mini activity sheet printed so that those that were waiting for the wax has something to occupy them. We did not have any fabric paints so I we used watery block paint, which worked well and although its not wash proof would be fine as the samples are just to be stapled into the students sketchbooks.
Power point for the lesson: Batik PP
To help the year 7 pupils in their textiles lesson I put together a simple step by step sheet on applique. Some pupils used a simple straight stitch but the more advanced tried a blanket stitch!
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