Textile and design
Having previously created an original design,
students research period costume using the World Wide
Web to find comparisons between their own outfit and elements of
historical influence. These similarities and comparisons are
showcased in a Microsoft® PowerPoint®
|Key Learning Area
- Textile and
Experience a wide
range of design activities.
and aesthetic aspects of design.
elements of design.
historical and cultural influences affecting design in
Design with textiles providing
the opportunity for students to be
exposed to and enjoy a wide range of practical and
Microsoft® Student 2006
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Have students design and sketch a gown. Sketches, images and
fabric preferences are scanned into the computer. Discuss the
inspiration behind the creation including design aspects and
fabric choices. Further discuss how historical designs have
shaped the Textile and Design industry today. Consider the cut
in a neckline that might be compared to the Victorian era etc.
Using the World Wide Web, students research, locate and save
to file designs from historical era’s the compare to their
own. Students compare and the images, both on design and
fabric choices. Students may find a few designs that show similarities to
their own. While one historical piece has a similar neckline
to their own, another may have the similar sleeves.
Demonstrate the technological skills required to create a
PowerPoint® presentation including
features such as background colour, layout, fonts, texts and
hyperlinks to Web Sites.
Utilising the demonstrated skills, students create a Microsoft®
PowerPoint® presentation to showcase their designs
demonstrating the comparisons between both their gown and
Use the computer lab in your school and allow students to
access each others presentations by moving between computers
viewing the slideshows.
Design task: Create a series of sketches for an original gown
design. Think very carefully about styles, fabrics and
functionality. Scan and save you images to the school server.
Wow! How ever did you think of that gorgeous neckline? And the
fall of your gown is exquisite! How did they design such a
beautiful outfit? Have you thought about past designs in history
and how they still shape our choices of design today? Discuss
and compare with your teacher and classmates how historical
design influences today’s Design and Textile industry.
have just created your very own design. It’s an original! Or is
it? Lets find out how closely your design has been influenced by
history. Using the World Wide Web, research, locate and save to
file examples of similar design principals that you have
incorporated into your gown from historical eras and periods. You may locate a few examples that show similarities to your own
design. One example might replicate the neckline, while another
has a similar hemline. Use as many examples as you like to show
the comparison to your own design.
Your teacher will demonstrate the technological skills required
to create a Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation, including features such as
background colour, layout, fonts, texts and hyperlinks to Web
Using both your scanned sketches and images saved from the World
Wide Web, create a Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation to showcase
your gown drawing comparisons to historical design principals.
your presentation using PowerPoint,® follow these tips and
- Open a
new PowerPoint® document.
- To apply
a background effect, select Format> Background. Drop
down the menu and select a colour, fill effects or more
- Select a
colour or pattern and click OK then select Apply.
- Type in
your information. To adjust the font select the text box you
would like to change the font in. Select Format> Font.
Select the font, font style, size, effect and colour you
would like click OK.
- Time to
insert your images. Select Insert >Picture> From File.
Locate your saved image from file and click Insert.
Using the resize handles, resize the image to suit.
jazz things up with a little animation. Select the item on
the slide you would like to animate. Select Slideshow>
Custom Animation. Click on the add effect button and
select an effect you would like to apply.
selected effect will be recorded on the task pane. Drop down
the Start menu on the task pane and select when you
would like the animation to begin e.g. on click. Select the
appropriate property and speed to suit. Click on play at the
bottom of the screen and watch the animation you have added
You can add as many animation features as you need be
repeating the above steps.
- Let's add
hyperlinks from objects or text in the presentation to sites
you utilised on the web. Highlight the text or image you
would like to add a hyperlink to select Insert> Hyperlink.
The hyperlink dialogue box opens. Type in the website
address and click OK. You will notice that a blue
underline appear under you text to represent that you have
entered a hyperlink. Repeat this process to enter in as many
hyperlinks as you need.
further tips and tricks on how to create an impressive
PowerPoint® presentation, utilise Microsoft® PowerPoint®
You may like to
extend this activity by having students create a timeline of the
history of fashion. Microsoft® Student 2006 includes some great
resources including detailed information on how to construct a
2006 - Learning Essentials offers a series of timeline templates
with a checklist to assist you in the writing process:
You may like to use the following
tracking sheet to record student achievement: