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Fabulous Fabrics

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Design +1 Age Level Primary (5 to 8 years old)

Use images to introduce a stamp-printing lesson with primary students. Observe selected images and discuss. . . 

  • What shapes or lines do you see?
  • Which fabrics have repeat patterns?
  • Which fabrics have alternating patterns?
  • What could the fabric be used for?

Play a sorting game with images printed on cards. Categories for sorting could include stripes, plaid, checkerboard, floral, polka dot, etc.

ART MAKING CHALLENGE: 

  • Students will stamp print on paper with cardboard edges, stampers, or found objects to create patterns. 
  • Printed paper will then be cut into clothing for collage self portraits.

Design for Printed Fabric

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Design for Printed Fabric

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Design for Printed Fabric-Quatrefoil, Series #625-630

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Stimulus Fabrics: Zeros

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Mexican Plaid

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Red Plaid Blanket

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Sample

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Miller Stripe

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Watercolour Stripe

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Laotian Ikat

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Wavy Trellis

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Mexicotton Stripe

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Textile

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Zigzag Motif, Textile Design

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cloth

National Museum of African Art

paper doll

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Robe

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Paper doll

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Paper doll

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Floral Splash

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Textile

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Zulu Nation Jacket

National Museum of American History

Mock-up of a dress design

Archives of American Art