Welcome to Textiles

Textiles is a fun and highly creative subject spanning all areas of art and design. You can explore the living world through research, analysis and experimentation of surfaces, nature, environment, man-made structures, colour, design and texture. The course develops your confidence in creative thinking which enables you to expand your ideas and techniques to produce a wonderful variety of exciting and original final outcomes. Observations and critical studies of artists, fashion designers and craft practitioners form a vital role in enriching your understanding of the creative world.

Textiles Department Staff
  • Mrs Margaret Maunder - Head of Department
    Mrs Maunder started her career at Heathside School where she rose to Head of Curriculum for Art and Design Technology. After 16 years she moved to the private sector and taught textiles at Cranleigh, and photography, graphics, art and textiles at St Catherines’ Twickenham. Recently she has built her own studio at home to further her own work. She has joined the school and brought a wealth of knowledge with her from her extensive career, which complements the excellent work already done within the department.
    email: margaret.maunder@stcatherines.info
  • Mrs Amy Hare
    Mrs Hare trained at Wimbledon School of Art and has a degree in Costume Interpretation. She has worked in the costume industry for film and television for 5 years and began a teaching career at Rosebery School in Epsom. She was also Head of the Textiles department at St Philomena's school in Carshalton for 10 years. More recently she is currently working as a Senior Lecturer at the Royal School of Needlework as well as teaching part-time at St Catherine's. In her spare time, she has publishes research about the history of textiles as well as raising a family.
    email: amy.hare@stcatherines.info
  • Mrs Jo Barratt - Technician
    Joined St Catherine's in 2009, in both the Textiles and the Food and Nutrition department. Loves to cook and also has a love of dining out.
    email: joanne.barratt@stcatherines.info