Collect a range of theme images depending on what images you want on your bag.
New and old our lives are shaped by technology. Technology provides us with the equipment to cook, make clothes and to live. In order for us to live a sustainable life the technology we use has to be sustainable Each year 1 tonne of textiles are thrown away. Think about how much land that fills, how many homeless people it would clothe and keep warm. Good quality clothes could be sent to another country and could clothe a whole community and more The earths population has doubled over the past century, at the moment a small percentage of this population are using a large amount of the earths resources such as land, energy and water. Unless these resources are shared equally among the population then we are going to run out, and as a unit we will not survive. Living better and distributing the resources more fairly will lead to a better way of life for everyone, this is called sustainable development Solutions on how to reduce waste; -Only use organic materials -Don’t use chemicals and bleaches to colour fabric -Use recycled fabric -Finish products to a high quality so that they last longer which reduces waste -Only use fabrics that have come from fair trade, this ensures that the makers are working in satisfactory conditions
If you reduce your waste, you make less rubbish. To make less rubbish you need to try to not buy so many things with lots of packaging so that you've got less to throw away. Don’t buy disposable things and see what a difference you can make. Go on TRY IT!!! Re-using your waste is even better than recycling as it means that you are using your waste again and again, this requires no more energy so it is more efficient than recycling. Some easy ways to re-use waste are; -refilling pop bottles rather that buying new, this will save you money as well as help the environment. -always use both sides of a piece of paper, this will cut down on the amount of trees been used to make paper -use scrap materials instead of new materials for making things with. Recycling is the way in which some waste materials can be reprocessed to make new objects. Many of the waste materials that can be recycled are paper, cans, glass jars, bottles, foil, clothes, shoes, car batteries and engine oil. When an object is recycled it is often adjusted and fixed so that the object can return to its original state - for example food tins (such as baked beans) can be melted and made into new tins. However, recycling also means that sometimes the waste is used to make a completely different object, for example aluminium drink cans can be melted and the metal can be used to make parts of cars.
Using the fact sheets provided create a poster about sustainability and how you would get the public to think about this. You don't have to include all of the information but the facts which you think are the most important.
Place bags under table so that Try not to hold scissors Always ask the teacher Always mop up spillages so that nobody If you have an accident Only person at a time should be Make sure you read instructions Tape measures are made from material that will not Fabric scissors should never be used to Pinking shears cut with a serrated edge. If you need to, hold them face down by the blades Before you use the iron Slips and hurts themselves Before you use equipment or goods Using the sewing machine Nobody trips over them whilst walking round the classroom Cut paper because this will blunt them Stretch so that measurements are always correct They are used to stop the edges of material from fraying Always tell your teacher straight away Can you match up the rules of the textile classroom? Rules of the textile classroom!
Alter this setting to change the length of the stitch that you need on your work. This is a sharp – ended piece of metal that punctures the fabric allowing us to sew. This changes the direction of the stitch allowing you to sew the opposite way and also stops your threads from coming undone. This takes up the thread from the reel to get ready for the next stitch. These are the small teeth under the pressure foot that move the fabric along. This turns on a light at the side of the machine, reducing the strain on your eyes. You unscrew this component to replace the needle with a new one. This is where you attach the thread to the machine so that it doesn't slip. This is where you rest and manipulate the fabric when you are machining it. This holds the fabric in place when stitching so that it moves evenly and smoothly. Allows you more control over the needle to do very precise stitching. This allows you to switch between different types of stitches. Stitch Length Dial Take – Up – Lever Thread Holder Pattern Selector Needle Needle Clamp Pressure Foot Light Power Switch Hand Wheel Reverse Lever Feed Dog Plate Label the name with the action by writing the correct name under the right box.