Year 7 Appliqué work inspired by Mexican culture
February 10, 2022

Year 7 pupils at Rydal Penrhos delved deeper into Mexican culture for a special textiles project, where they made some stunning Appliqués.

Another exciting addition to the provision offered at Rydal Penrhos is Year 7 Textiles. This has proven hugely popular, building core skills and enhancing creativity in the process.

It has also produced some exceptional work throughout the academic year so far. Pupils have studied the various complexities surrounding textiles, explored different methods of creating things culturally and enabled them to gain a significant amount that should serve them well in the coming years under the expert guidance of Suzy Morris.

A recent project from Year 7 saw them examine, explore and become inspired by Mexican culture to make their very own Appliqué creations.

Appliqué is ornamental needlework in which pieces or patches of fabric in different shapes and sizes are sewn or stuck onto a larger piece to form a picture or pattern. It is commonly used as decoration, especially on garments.

The technique is accomplished either by hand stitching or by machine. Appliqué is commonly practised with textiles, but the term may be applied to similar techniques used on different materials.

This was another very worthwhile exercise for all pupils involved and here are some examples of their magnificent work from a job well done!


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