In our continuing series highlighting noticeboards and displays around our school sites, this week we’re featuring Textiles.
This display is currently on show in the Knowles Library at our Sixth Form and shows the work of Maddie Pirrie who graduated last year. The starting point for this piece was inspired by Maddie’s Psychology and Media A level coursework. Maddie is now on a gap year before beginning a Media/Communication studies at university. She’s seen here working on her A level project with Textiles teacher Louise Arnold.
For Maddie’s Textile A level course work project she chose the title ‘Identity’. She began by exploring deeper concepts like ‘childhood’ and ‘psychological state’. She used Textiles techniques such as free hand machine embroidery, bondaweb embellishment and screen-printing. Her garment features text and images from her own personal journey through her formative years. The opening pockets reveal the transition from childhood to teenage years and beyond.