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This course teaches students the basics of sewing using hand and machine construction techniques. They will learn the invaluable art of sewing on buttons, simple hand stitching, and the basics of threading and using a sewing machine. Patterns and instructions will be used to construct several projects, which could include an animal stuffie, a bag, or zippered pouch. Students will also have the option to create several other objects using various crafting techniques. Depending on time and the talents of the students, there is opportunity to create more small projects using the sewing machines.


Students will explore the world of fabrics as they learn about natural & manufactured fibres, including their origins, characteristics, uses, and care. They will become familiar with using and modifying simple patterns and the elements of design used in the design of a textile item. Students will be asked to consider the social factors that influence textile choice and how that impacts the communities in which we live and the cultures in our community.

Students will create a minimum of 3 projects during this course which may include pajama pants, a hoodie, and one other creation of their choice.


Fabric choices will be important as students use hand and machine construction techniques for producing &/or repairing textile items, including Indigenous textile practices. Pattern alterations and upcycling of garments will be included in a study of the principles of design used to create textile items. Environmental and ethical factors that influence textile choices and the impact of those choices on local and global communities will be an area of research students will examine as they create a minimum of 3 projects of their choice.


Prerequisite: None

At this level students will be expected to work with and understand more complex fabrics; physical and chemical properties of fabrics, and technological developments will be a factor in fabric choice. Students will modify patterns to fit their needs, repurpose textiles items, and examine symbolism in textile prints and designs, including the Indigenous Peoples. This couse will also include a unit on fabric merchandising and advertising and a unit on ethical issues in textile production and consumption. Students will discuss project requirements with the teacher.


Prerequisite: Textile Studies 11

This course will build on knowledge and skills acquired in previous Textiles courses, further looking into the making and using of fabrics, designing patterns and manipulating textiles to achieve specific results. Projects will include a unit on legislation, regulations, and agencies that influence production, labeling, and distribution of textile items, a unit on historical uses of textile items and their influence on modern textile use, including those of Indigenous Peoples and a look at forecasting practices and how they are used in the development and creation of textiles items. Students will determine the nature and number of projects to be completed in consultation with the teacher.


Prerequisite: None

This course is designed to allow students to explore a variety of arts and crafts techniques. Examples of projects could include:

  • quilting
  • bags/purses
  • recycled textile projects
  • decorating items
  • textile garments
  • scrapbooking/paper


  • tie-died fabrics
  • knitting
  • crocheting

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