Textiles & Craft

Introducing TICE Textile & Craft. Here you can find out more about our national award-winning TICE programme and also Textiles Taster Workshops. || TICE Textiles is a creative exploration of processes such as dyeing, painting, printing, stitching, embellishing, quilting, weaving, knitting, felting and paper-making focusing on home interiors and crafts.


Join secondary schools around the North East region that participate in the annual TICE programme. The programme consists of all elements - Insight, Explore and Create Stages with a celebratory 'TICE Final Show' at the end of the academic year.

Taster Textiles & Craft Workshops

If your school cannot participate in the TICE programme (Insight, ExploreCreate Stages & TICE Final Show) for whatever reason or your school would like to sample another area alongside the programme then please view the Textiles Taster Workshops below.

1. Insight into Textiles

This one-day workshop takes place in school and is an introduction to the textiles industry. This involves the scope of the creative sector, career progression and fundamental creative business knowledge.

2. Explore Textiles

Explore workshops run over a period of two days. This involves taking students out of school and immersing them into the textiles industry. Students have the chance to participate in ‘behind the scenes’ tours, speak with creative entrepreneurs and business professionals. We look into further and higher educational courses and look at key skills the textile industry is looking for.

3. Create in Textiles

'Create in Textiles' are 3 day workshops whereby schools can select project of their choice. Students will gain further insight into a specific area of textiles and surface design. Each project will involve guest speakers, tours, skills development and a completed piece of individual or group work.

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