Applied Skills » Textiles


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.
In Textiles 10, students will continue with hand and machine construction techniques for producing and/or repairing textile items, including First Peoples textile practices. Students will learn strategies for altering patterns and explore ways to upcycle existing textiles. Students will be asked to consider the environmental and ethical factors that influence textile choices and the impact of those choices on local and global communities.
Students will create a minimum of 4 projects during this course, which may include a small quilt, one clothing item, an upcycled item and one other creation of their choice.
There may be an enhancement fee of $50
Prerequisite: None
At this level students will be expected to work with and understand more complex fabrics. The physical and chemical properties and technological developments of fabrics will be a factor in fabric choice for their projects. Students will modify patterns to fit their needs, repurpose textiles items, and examine symbolism in textile prints and designs, including those of First Peoples. This course will also include a unit on the influence of marketing and advertising, such as social media, in the promotion of fashion and textile items.
Students will discuss project requirements with the teacher.
There may be an enhancement fee of $50
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. It will include a unit on legislation, regulations, and agencies that influence production, labeling, and distribution of textile items in Canada. In addition there will be a unit on forecasting practices and how they are used in the development and creation of textile items. We will also look at the historical uses of textile items and their influence on modern textile use, including those of First Peoples.
Students will determine the nature and number of projects to be completed in consultation with teacher.
There may be an enhancement fee of $50
Prerequisite: None
This is a hands on course designed to allow students to explore a variety of arts and crafts techniques. Students will complete a project that communicates specific beliefs/traditions which may include those of First Peoples; create a textiles and/or craft project that expresses the student's own ideas, thoughts or feelings and create a product for a specific public need.
Examples of projects could include:
  • Quilting
  • Knitting/Crochet
  • Bags/Purses
  • Recycled textile projects
  • Tie-dyed fabrics
  • Embroidery
  • Scrapbooking/paper crafts
  • Decor related items
Students will discuss project requirement with the teacher.
There may be an enhancement fee of $50