25th March 2021

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This week’s free resource downloads

This is the last set of free resources for a couple of weeks over the Easter break but things will resume again after the holiday. This week it’s the turn of the technical textiles page to be updated with some new resources.  

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Some of This Week’s Thinking Points and Photos on Instagram

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Did You See These Posts On Our Facebook Page?

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  • World Water Day video on how space travel is influencing developments in water recycling.
  • Interesting development in conductive cellulose thread that researchers say could lead to e-textiles applications made from non-toxic, renewable and natural materials.
  • Central St. Martin’s graduate Alexandra Sipa’s 2020 collection called Romanian Camouflage was inspired by traditional Romanian lace making but instead of traditional yarns uses discarded electrical wires based on her experienced in Romania where waste is valued and used.
  • Amazing ‘knit prints’ by American artist Faith Humphrey Hill who combines knitting, digital design, drawing, printing and embroidery to create portraits of people and animals. 

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Product in a Tin Competition

Why not use our Product in a Tin competition as a home learning activty? The prizes are fabulous for both the winning student and their school.  Get more information and resources to get you started. 

Online and Distance Learning CPD Currently Being Planned

We're currently adapting some of our face to face courses so they can be delivered online or as independent distance learning modules. These will be released as they become available over the spring and summer term but if you would like to be notified directly when these become available let us know. These include:

  • Curriculum planning and auditing
  • Support for textiles specialists to deliver the core content learning on broader materials
  • Practical approaches to KS3 and the D&T GCSE core content
  • Electronics

Face to Face CPD Coming Up Soon

Take a look at the face to face courses running this spring and summer.  Details of online courses will also be released soon.

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