Design and Technology Year 5

Year 5 have been designing a Textile Hanging during D and T week, using block printing techniques. Our designs were inspired by African ‘Adrinka’ patterns, used by the Ashanti tribe of Ghana. First we researched the symbols used for the prints – each had a unique meaning, such as Respect, Unity and Leadership. Then we cut a lino tile and printed the patterns on to card. Next week we are going to use all of our patterns to design and print a cloth hanging.