Course Title: Cotton Spinning

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Cotton Spinning

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350H Fashion & Textiles


Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007

Course Coordinator: Dr Olga Troynikov

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9108

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course will provide the participant with skills and knowledge in relation to the characteristics and properties of cotton, and the production processes involved in the conversion of cotton and cotton blends to spun yarn. The topics of sample yarn characteristics, specifications and their impact on yarn performance and end-product performance and characteristics will be covered.

Areas covered include:-

Harvest and ginning
- HVI testing

Raw materials 
-Cotton growing, harvesting and ginning

-Cotton fibre varieties

-Cotton fibre grading

-Cotton fibre specifications

-Other short staple fibres

Blowroom, Carding, Drawing, Combing, Speed Frame
- Processes and variable settings
- Product specification at each stage and its impact on final products

Ring spinning, Rotor spinning and Air jet spinning
- Processes
- Yarn specification after spinning and its impact on final products

Winding and Twisting
- Processes and variable settings
- Yarn specification after winding and twisting and its impact on final products

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

The course is designed for the students to gain knowledge, understanding and skills in identifying different types of yarns produced on short spinning systems.
Yarn evaluation specification will be covered in this course.

Overview of Learning Activities

The course is taught in a combination of practical/ laboratory classes, lectures and tutorials (to provide an understanding of the theoretical principles and concepts).

Overview of Learning Resources

Details of texts and references will be provided in class.  A course manual is available.

Overview of Assessment

Formal written examination
Assignments and/or practical work