This week, some of our Preliminary Textiles students met with their Sydney Distance Education High School (SDEHS) teacher and had a creative sewing session. The students were preparing for their upcoming assessment where they are required to create a completed textile item and accompanying portfolio that reflects their design process.
One of the students, inspired by her love of all things Harry Potter, is creating a cushion from a pattern that she created from scratch. The “Slytherin” (Harry Potter) themed cushion incorporates bead work, hand painted decoration, and a soft velvet trim. Another creative student is working with a vinyl and cotton combination to make a beautiful tote bag. The bag, also using a pattern made from scratch, is inspired by the beach and incorporates decorative techniques such as applique. Both the students have worked hard this term to refine their sewing and design skills, and were grateful that their Textiles teacher was able to come out and assist them with their work.
Studying through SDEHS is an alternative option for students who are not able to fulfil their educational requirements at their local high school. Each course offered through distance education has a dedicated and committed team of teachers who work directly with Rivendell staff and students to provide academic support. Regular contact between SDEHS and students is conducted via phone and email, however we also work with the school to arrange for teachers to come out to Rivendell. These onsite visits are beneficial for students as they allow valuable opportunities for students to refine skills and receive face to face support.
Keep up the great work Textiles students, we can’t wait to see the final result!