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GCSE EXAM 2013 Theme: Worldwide Transport Context: Educational product for a child
Theme: Worldwide Transport Context: Educational Product for a Child First Thoughts! Fabrics suitable for a child’s product Educational Product for a child Washable fabrics ====== Components Noises, lights, textures, SMART materials? How is it educational?
Educational Features Colours Textures to explore – fabrics, pleats, gathers, folds. Sounds – squeakers, rattles, bells. Recognition of shapes, alphabet, numbers, colours, shapes. Role play - puppets Sharing – taking turns Matching games Fine motor skills – lift up flaps, holding, pulling Hand/eye coordination – throwing, lifting, pointing, stacking. What if questions – what if I pull this/lift up this flap? Books – turning pages and ‘reading’ from left to right.
Wall hangings Pockets Pictures/images to stick on or move around Words and phrases Hanging up method Easy to draw How can you show activities?
Soft sculptures/toys Educational features? Carry case Sounds – squeaker/rattles/bell Textures from different fabrics ABC/shapes/numbers/colours How will you show a front view and back view?
Play cubes Fold out flat Pockets Lift up flaps Storage bag Handle Sounds Textures
Fabric Books Number of pages Pockets/lift up flaps Sounds Textures Numbers/ABC/colours Types of transport Words/names How will you draw it on your page?
Play mats Transport theme, add soft toys for cars, boats etc. Fold up/out Easy to draw How can you show activities?
London Underground / Train Inspired Pop up tent Pop-Up Play Tents Good for role play, sharing, pretending.
Safety Issues in Products for Children Use non toxic dyes – young children will suck fabrics and could be poisoned by toxic dyes. Buttons must be securely stitched on and should not look like food. They must be large enough to not cause a choking hazard. Products should not have long ties or ribbons as this is a potential strangulation hazard. Avoid small components such as sequins and beads that could be a choking hazard. Soft toys should have strong seams so that the stuffing will not come out. Children could choke on stuffing. Avoid long pile fur fabrics as the fibres can be a choking hazard. Products should not have any sharp components such as wires or metal zips.
TASKS Use the mood boards to sketch some ideas for products and transport images and motifs. Carry out extra research using the internet to generate as many ideas as possible. Draw two initial ideas. REMEMBER: You need TWO different initial ideas for your exam paper.
Task Two Final Idea Choose one of your initial ideas to develop. Draw a front and back view. Fill an A3 sheet of paper. Improve, change and develop it in some way from your initial idea. Add colour – pencil crayons only. Add activities such as sounds and lift up flaps. Add notes to explain the educational value. Be ready to add detailed annotation next lesson.
Fabrics Calico or poplin – cotton plain weaves so good for printing on. Denim – 100% cotton twill weave so strong and hardwearing. Polyester velour – soft, furry texture but without a long pile so safer than fur fabric. Polyester satin – shiny and smooth to give a different texture but satin weave is not hard wearing. Corduroy – cotton but has interesting ridged texture. Velvet – soft pile fabric usually cotton. Thermochromic dyes – change colour with heat. Phosphorescent dye – glows in the dark
Components Embroidery thread, sewing thread Sounds – squeakers, rattles, crinkly paper, bells Bondaweb for applique Velcro Stuffing and wadding Lace, ribbon, yarn for couching THINK SAFETY! Electronic Components: Music/sounds Lights Buttons to press!
Decoration Techniques Block printing Stencilling Fabric painting Applique Tie dye Batik Embroidery Couching Quilting Smart Materials: Thermochromic dyes – change colour with heat Phosphorescent dyes – glow in the dark UV reactive dyes – appear under UV light.