Environmental slogan t-shirts

22nd March 2024
In art this term, we began by looking at the artwork of Kenojuak Ashevak and her amazing prints of wildlife she had observed in the world around her.  Then we thought about creating our own artwork suitable for a t-shirt to send a message about the environment.  The children evaluated existing t-shirt designs and noticed that good designs catch your attention, can be colourful, have a short and easy to read slogan and mix text with striking images.
The children created their own designs and drew and coloured their images before scanning them onto the computer.  On the computers, the children added their slogans using Publisher to combine writing and pictures to great effect.  These were then printed onto transfer paper and ironed onto their very own t-shirt.  The finished work looks incredible.  Well done everyone!

Here are aftercare instructions to keep in mind when washing fabrics with iron-on transfers.

  • Wait for about 24 hours before washing the fabric. This will allow the iron-on transfer to fully bind with the fabric.
  • To prevent too much stress on the iron-on transfer, turn the fabric inside out so that the iron-on transfer is inside.
  • Always use machine wash for iron-on transfers. It is gentler than hand wash as it puts less stretch on the fabric and the iron-on transfer.
  • Wash at Cotton or Mixed settings, full spin cycle, in a mild water temperature of up to 40 degrees Celsius.
  • Never wring out the fabric. Tumble dry instead.
  • Never wash with bleach as this will fade the colours of the print.
  • When ironing the fabric, turn the fabric inside out to prevent ironing on the iron-on transfer.