Course Title: Worsted Spinning

Part A: Course Overview

Course ID: 014684

Course Title: Worsted Spinning

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350H Fashion & Textiles


Sem 2 2006

Course Coordinator: Robert McLaughlin

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9414

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

The course provides a specialist study of the yarn manufacturing processes used, and the products produced, on a worsted and semi-worsted spinning line.

Topics covered include: introduction to raw materials; worsted process: combing: gilling; drawing; roving; spinning; twisting; winding; semi-worsted process: carding; gilling; spinning; twisting and winding.

Raw materials
- wool types
- top specification
- other long staple fibres

- combing/gilling/drawing/roving
- processes
- product specification

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

For the students to gain knowledge and experience in -

Tracking and recording a range of yarn types through the manufacturing process.

Comparing and contrasting the technical data collected at each point of manufacture to evaluate yarn changes.

Overview of Learning Activities

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

Overview of Learning Resources

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

Overview of Assessment

Formal written examination
Assignments and/or practical work