Design & Technologies Textiles - Links & Resources

Browse below for a list of resources and project ideas for teachers of Textiles;

Curriculum

F-10

  • Click HERE for the F-10 Victorian Design & Technologies Curriculum
  • Click HERE for the VCAA's Curriculum advice area for Design & Technologies.  You'll find information here on curriculum planning, assessment & reporting
  • Click HERE for F-10 D&T Curriculum Mapping documents

​VCE 

  • Click HERE for the 2018-2022 VCE PD&T Study Design
  • Click HERE for the VCE PD&T Advice for Teachers
  • Click HERE for the PD&T Exam Specifications
  • Click HERE for the Assessment Criteria
  • Click HERE for past exam & exam reports in VCE PD&T

  • Click HERE for the Rubrics/Performance Descriptors for Unit 3, Outcomes 1 & 2 and Unit 4, Outcome 1 


Forums


Conference Presentations

Members can log-in and click HERE to download a range of presentations for our previous conferences


Design Competitions


Technotes

Members can log in and access our annual journal Technotes HERETechnotes is packed with articles, interviews, project outlines and lesson plans, and is an invaluable resources for Design & Technologies teachers.


Textiles Design

  • All Free Sewing - a great site for tutorials, patterns and how-to videos

  • Click HERE for a great YouTube video on the use of CAD/CAM in textiles manufacturing

  • Sign up to Pinterest for thousands of free, online tutorials on textiles design


E-Textiles & Wearable Technologies

  • Instructables has a fantastic range of ideas and how-to guides for e-textiles

  • Clever Clothes - a great resource from the Design Museum on how wearable technology is changing our world

  • Sparkfun has an online tutorial for insulation techniques for e-textiles


Textiles Technology in Society/Sustainability

  • Check out our Sustainability page for a wide range of resources and links related to the Design & Technologies curriculum
  • Click HERE for a Lifecycle Analysis of textiles from the Centre for Sustainable Design Strategies
  • Google's We wear Culture - the Stories Behind What We Wear is a fantastic resource for textiles teachers
  • The True Cost - a movie not to miss about the terrible human and environmental cost of the fashion industry
  • Click HERE for a TED Talk by Jane Chen on a fantastic textiles design project designed to save lives in the developing world
  • What Keeps You Warm in the Winter? is a unit outline looking at designing bedding for the homeless

Materials Technology

  • Primezone provides teachers with access to a range of primary industries education resources - great for Food & Fibre projects!
  • Woolwise - the Australian Wool Education Trust has a range of education resources on wool

  • Australian Wool Innovation Limited has resources for young people interested in a career in wool

  • DuPont Textiles & Interiors introduces Tactel® illuminae, an innovative family of yarns, offering new opportunities to achieve highly desirable visual effects such as lustre, iridescence, two-colour stripes and jacquard patterns

  • DuPont Tools lists all Dupont fibres and a section on end uses.
  • Fabric Link gives details of innovative discoveries in fibres and fabrics
  • Click HERE for a list and description of fabric care symbols
  • Lenzig has information about cellulose-based fibre production
  • Click HERE for the Podcast: Cotton and the environment - naturally coloured cotton (no transcript available)
  • Click HERE for the Podcast: Recycling denim by Burlington (no transcript available)
  • Cotton classroom - educational resources for students and teachers about growing and manufacturing cotton
  • Click HERE for Cotton fibre production research

Health and Safety


Further Study