This term, Year 8 have been busy making fabric banners in D&T with Miss Eastwood. They were designed and made following discussions about the suffragette movement and the history of using fabric banners as a form of campaigning and protest. The students were encouraged to discuss their own personal views and choose an issue that they would like to design a banner for in order to inform others and raise awareness. BLM has been a big focus this year. Students were encouraged to explore a range of textile techniques ranging from traditional or more experimental. These included applique, block printing , plastic fusion and machine embroidery.
As some students were isolating due to lockdown some of these banners were completed at home meaning they had to be creative with their choice of materials – from recycled clothing, tea towels, gift ribbon… all sorts!
It has been an enjoyable project that has sparked lively debate! The students have worked extremely hard and should be very proud of what they achieved.