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I would like clarification around the definitions of formulation,manipulation ,and transformation in textiles materials. At level 4 in the component Technological products it states: Provide students with the opportunity to discuss what is meant by materials being formed, manipulated and transformed. Forming refers to bringing two or more materials together to formulate a new material resulting in a different overall composition and structure to that of the original materials. This results in different performance properties. For example: mixing flour, water and salt to make dough; mixing wood fibres, resin and wax to make MDF; glass fibre and a polymer resin combined to form fiberglass or fibre reinforced polymer (FRP). Manipulating materials refers to ‘working’ existing materials in ways that do not change their properties as their composition and structure is not altered. For example: cutting; molding; bending; jointing; gluing; painting. Transforming refers to changing the structure of an existing material to change some of its properties, but in terms of its composition, it remains the same material. For example: felting; beating an egg white; steaming timber to soften its fibres and allow it to be manipulated (bent). I am working in practice with students on a wearable art project. Is melting layers of plastic together manipulating or transforming? Is stretch corduroy a good example of forming? Is the new yarn and fabric WoJo developed by the Formary an example of forming a new material? See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlfI_IdHF0Q Is it likely that students could be forming new textile materials in technological practice?
I have been asked by another teacher to clarify ways in which fabrics/textiles can be used as examples of Technological Systems. Can the development of a patchwork quilt be considered a system – with inputs of fabric pieces, wadding and backing transformed into the final patchwork quilt design?