Textiles & Crafts
We participate in a whole range of traditional textile crafts such as weaving, batik, rag rugging and felting.
We have recently purchased an exposure unit, which now allow us to print more intricate designs and lengths of fabric. Over the past few years, we have had commission projects from local theatre groups to print fabric for costumes and
props and enjoyed the opportunity to watch the finished work being used on stage.
Dress Making Skills
One of our most memorable projects was when we designed and made our own costumes, based on our favourite characters, for the Liverpool Comic Con.
Students of all abilities were able to contribute to their costumes and it was great to see their enthusiasm and attention to detail.
Batik is the art of painting using wax resist, you can use this method to create beautiful patterns. Our students have used batik to decorate scarfs, cushions as well as to create pictures.
Students can create textile patterns using our printing
blocks or they can choose to make a block with their
Weaving is a popular activity at the farm, students have learnt to weave using lots of different materials from wool to using recycled things like strips of plastic bag.
Rag rugging has been a favourite activity recently with
some of our students. It’s a great way to recycle
fabric and is a very therapeutic activity.
A group of our students made their own costumes to
wear for the Liverpool Comic Con. They learnt the whole process from cutting out a pattern to using the sewing machine to sew it all together.