You Design & Make

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The next best thing to designing and making myself is to see the things others design and make. Find out how to get your work featured on this page.

Visit the D&T: Featured Schools page to see work by schools

Hannah from Wirral Grammar School for Girls

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See the work of Hannah who was the winner of our 2020/2021 competition for schools

Arjun from Whitefriars School in Harrow

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See the work of Arjun who was the winner of our 2019 competition for schools

Niamh from St. Clement Danes School in Chorleywood

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See the work of Niamh who was the winner of the 2018 competition for schools

Ellie from Wolverhampton Girls High School

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See the work of Ellie who was the winner of the 2017 competition for schools

Eliann from Burford School in Oxfordshire

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See the work of Eliann who was the winner of my 2016 competition for schools

Francesca from Newlands Girls’ School, Maidenhead

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See the work of Francesca who won second prize in 2015 competition for schools and third prize in the 2016 one

Phoebe from Cornwallis Academy, Maidstone

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See the work of Phoebe who won first prize in the 2015 competition for schools and a merit award in the 2015 one

Chael Rogers

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See the work of Chael Rogers who at just 4 years old is already a big textiles fan

Joanna Rishworth

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See Joanna's 2nd year BA mini collection featuring e-textiles

Mary Sayers & Chris Clay

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See a range of Christmas decorations and other items made by Mary Sayers and Chris Clay using e-textiles components


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See work from Jessica who was one of the students who won a commendation prize in my textiles postcard competition


See work from Nicola who was one of the students who won a commendation prize in my textiles postcard competition

Jill from Hampshire

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See the e-textiles projects Jill has made. These include the Night Owl night light doorstop with eyes that light up in the dark that featured in the November 2014 edition of Sewing World magazine, as well as a selection of Christmas decorations. 

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Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer with light up nose operated using a push switch in Rudolph’s nose. 

To buy the e-textiles components used in this project 

Information on how to make this project can be found 

Children’s Hat Workshop

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See work from the children’s hat workshop making a combination hat and scarf with e-textiles eyes to help motorists see you when walking in the dark

Children’s Bag Workshops

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See work from different children’s bag workshops I have run

Children’s Sockie Reading Light Workshop

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See work from the Sockie reading light workshop 

Adult Worksop Using Different Decorative Sewing Machine Feet

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See work from the adult workshop demonstrating the use of different decorative sewing machine feet

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