On Friday 13th January, Miss Baxter-Hunter took her Year 10 Textiles GCSE group to Bath Fashion Museum, for some this was the first visit to Bath, as well as their first visit to a museum. They got to spend some time enjoying the 100 years of fashion exhibition, where the students were able to take photos, sketch and come up with ideas.
They then focused on looking at surface embellishment and how to add beautiful details to a garment. They then used our collection of research to develop embellished samples, using nature as our main inspiration. By selecting areas of photographs they produced mini collages using paper, fabric, thread, feathers, card, beads and buttons to create textures and outlines.
The workshop allowed the students to develop their creative thinking by challenging them to something they’d not done before and explore ways in which they can enhance their GCSE projects through surface embellishment.
Some of the students felt ‘it was fun to learn about fashion in the past’, ‘the workshop was great’ ‘it was more than I expected’ and finally that the ‘best bit was dressing up in olden day clothes!’
A Friday well spent and hopefully something we will repeat again in the future.