GCSE EXAM 2013 Theme: Worldwide Transport Context: Educational product for a child Theme: Worldwide Transport Context: Educational Product for a Child Fabrics suitable for a child’s product Educational Product for a child Washable fabrics = = = How is it educational? First Thoughts! Components Noises, lights, textures, SMART materials? Worldwide Transport 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? Pop-Up Play Tents Good for role play, sharing, pretending. London Underground / Train Inspired Pop up tent 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.