Handcraft Level 1
Complete three projects, each one from a different category.
(a) Weave a hanging or any other item such as a ‘dream catcher’ using any fibre of your choice and natural objects.
(b) Print, stamp or stencil a design on fabric such as a T-shirt, bag or wall hanging.
(c) Use any fibre twine or raffia and appropriate knots to make an example of French knitting, macramé or netting
(d) Sew an item such as a stuffed toy or embroider using a sewing machine or by hand.
(a) Construct a gift such as toy, key rack or towel rail using ‘off-cuts’ and basic tools in a safe way.
(b) Construct a model or figurine from a basic wooden or metal kit. Paint and decorate the model.
(c) Emboss a design of your choice into a piece of metal shim such as copper or aluminium.
(a) Make a plaited key ring using plastic, raffia or leather thonging.
(b) Make a leather gift with a simple stamped design embossed on the strip.
(c) Make a brooch or friendship token using plastic or other material pieces and jewellery findings.
4. International Pursuit
(a) Decorate an egg for a gift and talk to your examiner about a culture or country that decorates eggs at a festive time.
(b) Collect two pictures or two pieces of handcraft from another country and explain to your examiner the functions or use of the handcrafts and from which country they came from.
(c) Make an example of a piece of handcraft from another country and explain to the examiner how you made it.
Handcraft Level 2
Complete three projects each from a different category.
(a) Weave material for a placemat, a table runner or small bag from your choice of fibre and using a basic frame or loom.
(b) Make a paper cut-out stencil design to screen print or brush on with fabric paint onto fabric such as a T-shirt, jeans or pillowcase.
(c) Knit or crochet an article using two basic knitting or crochet stitches or ‘French’ knitting. Show the examiner how you did the knitting or crochet.
(d) Use knot and twine of your choice to make a net for use in the garden or fishing.
(e) Make an item using a sewing machine or with hand sewing.
(a) Make a functional item such as a patterned chopping board, book ends, weather vane or a lidded box with different types of wood using the appropriate tools and glues.
(b) Design and construct a box or toy using a dowel joint, hammer, saw, drill and a planer if required, in a safe manner.
(c) Punch or cut out a design of your choice in three tin cans or metal cylinders that can be used as candle lanterns.
(a) Make a pouch or purse with a drawstring or flap from plastic acetate or vinyl.
(b) Make a leather belt using leather stamps and leather paint to create a design along the belt.
(c) Construct an intricate plastic model using a kit.
4. International Pursuit
(a) Make two examples of festive craft and talk to your examiner about the culture that use them and why.
(b) Collect pictures and/or crafts works from three different countries. Make one example of a craft and explain to the examiner the function or use.
(c) Find out where traditional indigenous crafts are made in your area or in the Pacific region. If possible, visit a location to see the handcrafts being made. Make an example of one of the handcraft items you have seen, from your visit or from a book and explain the function or use of this.