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  1. Textiles Technology - Research Analysis

    Most waistcoats are fastened at the front with buttons and very few are fastened with a buckle or hooks. If my waistcoat were to be sold, it would be placed on a hanger, around a podium of other items I had designed. All of my research helped me, but the most helpful was my questionnaire and my product analysis as these have given me a clear idea of how to make my item. The questionnaire has given me ideas about what components to add to my waistcoat and what colours it will be. It has also shown me what designs I will need to use and how complicated they need to be.

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  2. Dance Work

    I swing my right arm smoothly towards stage right to bring my legs together and change the direction of my body I gradually stand up and pivot my body drops with my head following last and knelt on my legs. I kick my right leg backwards stage right and look towards the audience. (See picture 1) Phase 1 Phase 2 Phase 3 _______________________________________________________________________FLOOR AUDIENCE KEY: focus My motif development is after the first motif. As my motif did not have much travel I added a lot of travel and more movements which link the stimulus when the wind is blowing me to show the wind is blowing stronger and therefore is pushing me further.

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  3. Chemistry: Data Analysis for the most suitable material for a backpacker's towel

    Pale blue 6 408 9.2 32.8 24.4 2.6 8.4 33.6 23.6 225.5 Pale blue 7 400 9.7 50 24.4 4.2 25.6 102.4 40.3 242.5 Dark Blue 1 357 7.4 21 14.8 1.8 6.2 24.8 13.6 207.3 Dark Blue 2 368 7.4 24.2 19.9 2.3 4.3 17.2 16.8 201.1 Dark Blue 3 360 7.1 28.4 18.5 3 9.9 39.6 21.3 197.2 Dark Blue 4 360 7.4 20.2 16 1.7 4.2 16.8 12.8 205.6 Dark Blue 5 360 7.6 25.3 17.6 2.3 7.7 30.8 17.7 211.1 Dark Blue 6 360 7.7 21.3 18.2 1.8 3.1 12.4 13.6 213.9 Dark Blue 7 330

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  4. Conduct an investigation into smart and modern fibres and fabrics. Analyse the development of such f

    Smart fabrics are being developed to incorporate microelectronics within the structure of the fabric and as devices get smaller they will be incorporated more and more into garments. This means that textiles are set to play an important role in developing technology that extends human performance. Tactel: The versatility of the Tactel yarn range enables a range of exciting and innovative fabrics to be created for Active Sports. Fabrics can be engineered to meet the specific market requirements in terms of look, feel and performance for woven, weft and warp knit fabrics and knitwear.

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  5. What are fabrics?

    Non- cellulosic fibers are made completely with chemicals only. Each one of these groups has a genetic name or family name. Each of the fiber that comes from the same family also has the same general characteristics. The genetic fiber name must appear on the label of any garment or fabric that is being sold. When and if you know the genetic name of a fiber, you will automatically know what to look for from the fiber in terms of performance and care requirements. In addition to a genetic name, the fiber will also have a trade name. Trade names are used by the company to identify their fibers.

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  6. Environmental issues in textiles.

    More tights need to be made to meet high demands. Production problems:- * Dyeing uses vast amounts of water, and transfers dye into the effluent. This results in an unsightly pollutant that is often toxic and takes a long time to biodegrade. * New processes are currently being developed which do not pollute the effluent and which keeps water consumption to a minimum. Eco- labelling:- * A scheme being piloted by the EC on t- shirts and bed- linen in Denmark. * Products must pass a strict set of criteria before being deemed worthy of carrying the eco- label.

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  7. Select two designers from the late 20th or early 21st century. Produce a contextualized, critical review of their work.

    His designs are continually evolving and changing. These impressive transformations alter around the movement of the human figure. This kind of work is mainly exhibited on his cat walk shows. Miyake sends his models down the catwalk in garments which can transform into many unusual shapes. This seems to be one of Miyake's humorous tricks, by modifying simple shapes into dramatic ones, which appears extremely effective. Miyake's clothes are made out of lots of various materials. He uses Japanese poetry as a form of expression through his clothing. His clothes have volume and mobility which can be seen as living sculptures.

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  8. A comparative study of Ancient Athenian Dress and modern dress.

    To decorate their clothes they used stars or spots but it was mostly geometric designs, round the edges they would weave pictures of scrolls, cartoons and animal-scenes (shown on 5 diagram C). Currently we have clothes in every colour you could imagine and have pictures and designs all over them. Machines also do this nowadays, but in some circumstances people put their own designs in clothes (shown on page 6 diagram b) The main type of clothes worn by women was the "Chiton, which is a type of loose fitting dress, this similar to what women wear now except for one thing, one is women wear now are just one piece that you just slide over your head.

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  9. Textile crafts.

    Finally washed it becomes bright and pure Ajrak. Ralli, Patchi Work Capplique It means to mix, to join, to connect. It is basically a domestic craft mady by the women in leisure hours, made out of old as well as new cloth. This bright coloured cotton covering is an artistic elaboration of the patch work idea- a master piece of fascinating design and colour which takes the Sindhi women months to make. It is an instinctive artistry of patience and love.

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  10. A History of Fashion (1900-2003)

    Women had gained more independence as a result of working during the war and wanted to break free from the constraints of tight skirts and rigid corsets.. V shaped necklines subdued colours and fancy trimmings became popular. In the 1920's it was as if fashion was reflecting a sense of relief after World War 1. Fashionable women abandoned their tight fitting clothes and cut their hair. Clothes became less feminine and took on masculine attributes. A boyish look was admired and in order to achieve this, bosoms were flattened and waists disappeared.

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  11. The Evolution of Style

    Moreover, hat brims were now folded back to display the forehead. Powers' models in the early 1930's wore brimmed hats, longer skirts and wastes at "normal" level. Seperates now became more important and the white skirts a summer necessity. Such an outfit would be perfect for observing the increasingly popular "spectator sports". This popular look led to sport's clothes never before. Women wore backless bathing suits and bared their legs on the tennis court as well as at the beach. (This was unheard of before). Going ahead and enjoying fashion was the new philosophy for the 30's.

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At one time in the 19th century there were more millionaires in Dundee than in any other city in the world and they amassed their fortunes through the production of jute. Jute is a textile that was imported from India and was used to make sacks, carpet backing, chairs and just about any product that required a coarse and robust material. This, in a nutshell, provides you with an insight into the importance of textiles.

We do tend to assume they're only used for clothing but their uses are mind-bogglingly diverse; from furnishings to road surfaces to medical body parts to cars - textiles are all around us, not just on us. GCSE Design and Technology Textiles enables students to gain knowledge and understanding of the materials involved, their use, their design and the processes required to produce them for a purpose. You'll be designing, testing and producing your own textile products which need to be able to be a success in the market that you have chosen for them. Assessment is done by both coursework and examinationand you can access some great essays on the Marked by Teachers site to see how others have coped with the demands of D&T Textiles questions.


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