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    Textiles

    Textiles encourage students to develop imaginative and creative textiles work in a stimulating environment using a range of Textiles techniques.

    Textiles Created by Students at Kimbolton School
    Students in a Textiles Lesson at Kimbolton SchoolPupils in a Textiles Lesson at Kimbolton SchoolCraft Materials for aTextiles Lesson at Kimbolton SchoolCraft Materials for a Textiles Lesson at KimboltonSchool

    Departmental Staff

    Head of Textiles

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    Teaching Staff

    Curriculum

    First to Second Forms – compulsory for all pupils

    We teach Textiles in small classes of about 12 pupils for half a year. Pupils develop skills in silk painting, dyeing, hand stitching, machine stitching, felt making and making rod puppets. They use a workbook to document their ideas and experiments as well as recording historical, technical and scientific textiles research.

    Extra-Curricular Activities

    Our Textiles Club takes place after school and is open to any pupil from the First to Sixth Forms. The Club allows pupils to develop their interest in the subject further and provides the opportunity for more specialist, advanced and individual textiles work.
     

    Regular Local Trips, Visitors and Competitions

    Each year, the members of our Textiles Club enter the fashion challenge competition run by the college of West Anglia. Several hundred students enter each year and we have had results in the top 20 twice.