Eaton Bank Academy

Up-Cycle Competition


Textile Design students have recently taken part in the annual The Great Big Up-cycled Competition held at the Congleton Town Hall. Students were asked to explore and create an up-cycled product out of waste materials. The students needed to consider design innovation, product usefulness, build quality and style.

Sophie Pritchard was placed as one of the overall winners, producing an innovative up-cycled skirt. Sophie was greatly inspired by the “Make do and Mend” initiative during World War 2. Using her dad’s old work suits and grandmother’s jumble sale finds, she deconstructed and patched a fit and flare skirt. Sophie added printed Congleton maps on the lining using traditional patch working techniques.

Year 9 Textile Design students also submitted exciting pieces of work – please click on the pictures below…