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The Textile Institute has members in all sectors of fibre-based industries worldwide. Special Interest Groups provide a focus for members in different sectors, and many of them organise conferences, study tours and other events in their subject area.

NOTICE: There will be a suspension in the Teachers SIG activity for a number of months but work will resume in 2015. Any further notifications will be placed here.

Rose Sinclair CText ATI

Teachers Special Interest Group (SIG)

A teachers SIG has been formed for teachers of textiles working in secondary schools (age bracket of students 11 to 18 years)


  • to support and promote the teaching of textiles, in the widest sense of the term, in secondary schools, 6th form colleges and initial teacher training institutes.

  • to encourage, develop and create links between secondary schools, 6th form colleges and initial teacher training institutes and the textile industry.

  • to encourage school teacher membership of The Textile Institute and promote professional development leading to Textile Institute qualifications

  • to develop an on-line teachers’ resource centre to assist with the delivery of the curriculum across textiles technology.

  • to encourage networking of teachers and schools at local, national and international levels

  • to offer teachers of Textiles ‘learning experiences and opportunities' for themselves, from colleagues working in Industry

Committee Officers

Rose Sinclair (Chair)
Caroline Parry-Jones (Joint Vice Chairs)
Karen Wintle
Bill Bohm (Secretary )

Advantages of being a member

  • Keeping up to date with industry practice e.g. by attendance at TI one day seminars.

  • Opportunity to network with other teachers of textiles e.g. in support groups.

  • Enhancement of personal CV by obtaining TI professional qualification and continuing personal development (cpd) certificates.

  • Assistance with raising the profile of the Textile Department within the school.

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