I am new to this message thingy! At home after gallbladder removal and just getting ready to go back to work – luckily just in time for the school holiday! no i really don’t mean that!
For my sins i teach textiles technology at a secondary school in North Wales. Uk. I say this ‘cos I feel totally outfaced by the knowledge that you all seem to have on this site! I think its great and only wish that the obvious love of working with fabric was as prevalent in the UK. I am one of those women that a lot of you obviously detested in school – which makes me slightly disheartened – I hope my students dont leave school with the same feelings! Mind you I do remember my own teacher at secondary school was a pain in the A… and always made me do things twice cos I finished way before anyone else – didn’t she know anything about differentiated learning?
Anyway – I’m now 5 years off retirement and the kids still tell me they don’t realise how old I am – cos I love fashion/textilework as they do and hopefully try not to be too dictatorial with them … anyway most pupils seem to enjoy it!
I would love to contact other textiles teachers and swap ideas etc. but its just occurred to me this might be an opportunity for some younger members to possibly be interested in showing my pupils the sort of things they make! Would that be possible somehow or would it cause problems for Threads/child protection etc – I have to be so careful! Possibly a school contact could do something?
Anyway, I’m off to do a little more sewing (I’m in to making corsets) and love machine embroidery as my thing but I would like to say hello to you all and I hope someone feels sorry for this class teacher and contacts me! I’m not too bossy really!