The Grey Coat Hospital (London): Featured School

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Year 7 Teepee Nightlights

This year 7 eight week project was designed by Therese Hayhurst and Charlotte Wosiek from The Grey Coat Hospital in London. It is one of my favourite e-textiles projects and is a great example of a project that combines textiles with other materials. This was a popular project with students which isn’t surprising as the outcomes are fantastic. 

The theme of the project was cultures and the students used 2D Design to produce an image, which was laser cut onto fabric, and then heat pressed onto heavyweight Vilene. A wooden base and struts were used to create a teepee structure for the fabric to sit on. Light is provided by an e-textiles circuit which uses a snap fastener as a switch, something that was particularly popular with students. 

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This work was showcased at The Textiles Teacher Event 2015

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