Course Title: Select dyes and develop dye specification and recipe for production

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2017

Course Code: MANU7395C

Course Title: Select dyes and develop dye specification and recipe for production

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4390 - Certificate IV in Textile Design, Development and Production

Course Contact: Deborah Wills-Ives

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259233

Course Contact Email: deborah.Ives@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 60

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

In this course you will develop the skills and knowledge associated with selecting, developing and testing dyes, chemical and auxiliaries and developing dye specifications and recipes for the dyeing of textiles for self and others. Textile materials for which dye specifications are developed include fibres, yarns and fabrics.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MSTTX4004 Select dyes and develop dye specification and recipe for production

Element:

1 Determine job requirements

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Follow standard operating procedures (SOPs) 1.2 Comply with work health and safety (WHS) requirements at all times 1.3 Use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) in accordance with SOPs 1.4 Identify job requirements from specifications, drawings, job sheets or work instructions

Element:

2 Prepare to develop dye specification and recipe

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Confirm specifications and/or sample of textile material product with originator and client 2.2 Clarify and determine the end use and performance standards expected of finished product with appropriate personnel 2.3 Analyse sample to determine type and composition using appropriate techniques, as required

Element:

3 Perform preliminary and final tests of dyes

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Select dyes and chemicals and auxiliaries with reference to specifications and or previous product dyeing references 3.2 Identify expected textile production and reproduction processes based on preliminary dye selection, and advise appropriate personnel 3.3 Determine preliminary dye selection for the sample of textile and trial the preliminary recipe and specifications 3.4Select sampling and testing techniques appropriate to evaluation of product during limited production run 3.5 Perform final selection and evaluation of dyes 3.6 Comply with environmental requirements and workplace procedures at all stages of the process

Element:

4 Confirm final dye specification and recipe

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Seek approval of colour specifications by originator or client prior to production run 4.2 Test samples from bulk production run using appropriate techniques 4.3 Analyse results and review, modify and re-test dye, as required 4.4 Develop, check and file dye specification and recipe in accordance with workplace procedures and industry and quality standards 4.5 Prepare reports and documentation 4.6 Monitor dye specification and recipe to ensure continuity and repeatability of colour and test results.


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to identify the correct dye class for different fibre, to formulate appropriate dye recipes and to successfully apply the dye to different  fibres, yarn or fabric in accordance with correct OHS procedures


Details of Learning Activities

Students will participate in a variety of learning activities including:

 

  • class exercises to review discussions/lectures
  • analysis/critique of relevant reading material
  • design activities or projects
  • guest lecture/presentation
  • peer teaching and class presentations
  • group discussion
  • research
  • independent project based work
  • group activities/projects


Teaching Schedule

Note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, due to access to Dye lab and/or resources there may be some changes in the delivery schedule. Please check emails regularly   

Week Starting   

Learning Activities                                                                          

Homework or Research     

Assessment tasks and Due dates

 

Week 1 4th July

Introduction. Discussion of technical folio requirements and WH&S issues. Tour dye laboratory.View Textile Colouration DVD. Complete Textile Colouration Quiz

Purchase Washing up gloves

 

 

Week 2 11th July

Disperse Dyes using Polyester and other fibres.

 

Check list 1 Induction Check list completed

 

Week 3 18th July

Landscapes Dyes using wool and silk fabrics.

 

 

Task 1 Start Sample Folio of dye samples

 

Week 4 25th July

Acid Milling dyes using wool and nylon fabric.

 

 

 

 

Week 5 1st   Aug

Direct Dyes using Bamboo and Viscose fabrics.

 

 

Review Sample folio

 

Week 6 8th Aug

Procion MX dyes using cotton fabric.

 

 

Introd Task 2 Selected fabric/colour dye task and report.

 

Week 7 15th Aug

Task 2Selected fabric/colour dye task and report. 

Complete and record process.

 

 

 

Week 8 22nd   Aug

Modified Basic Dyes using Acrylic & Acrylic Blends. Hand in Task 2 report and dyed sample.

 

Task 2 hand in report & sample. 

 

 

Mid Semester Break 28th Aug – 10th Sept

 

 

 

Week 9 12th Sept

Skein Dyeing using Cotton, Wool, Polyester, and Bamboo yarns. Discuss Natural Dyes.

Research Natural dyes

 

 

Week 10 19th Sept

Natural Dyes

 

 

 

Week 11 26th Sept

Natural Dyes Shibori techniques and exploration of leaf clamping and hapa-zome techniques.

 

Task 3 Introduce Client Project 

 

Week 12 3rd   Oct

Complete Natural dyeing and collect samples.

 

Process plan for Task 3 due

 

Week 13 10th Oct

Task 3 Client project trial

 

Complete Check list 2

 

Week 14 17th Oct

Task 3 Client Project completion

 

 

 

Week 15 24th Oct

Final Presentation to group of Task 3 Client project

Task 1 Sample Folio Due

 

 

Task 1 and Task 3 due

 

Week 16 31st   Oct

Feedback to students

 

 

 

      


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Publications that you may find useful as a reference:

Prideaux Vivien, A Handbook of indigo Dyeing, Search press.

Sandberg, Gosta, Indigo Textiles Technique and history.

You are advised to look at myRMIT for ongoing updated information.

The University Library has extensive resources on the art of dyeing textiles, fibres, yarns and fabrics and their dyeing properties.


Overview of Assessment

 

This course is assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment. To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete all the assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback from the teacher at the conclusion of each assessment task. Competency is achieved only if competency has been demonstrated within the standard enrolment period. Students are advised that they may be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to confirm aspects of competency not evidenced in class or through assessments. Results for this course are delivered and assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment are: CA: Competency Achieved NYC: Not Yet Competent DNS: Did not Submit for Assessment If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more. https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/support-and-facilities/student-support/equitable-learning-services Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/student-essentials/assessment-and-exams/assessment

 


Assessment Tasks

This course is assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment. To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback from the teacher at the conclusion of each assessment task. You need to complete all three (3) tasks and 2 check lists to a satisfactory level.

Check list 1 Induction into dye laboratory and Work Health and Safety. (Satisfactory/Not Satisfactory) Correct use and handling of dyes and chemicals. Wearing of PPE and adhering to the Laboratory rules. Due Week 2

Check list 2.Fabric Testing. (Satisfactory/Not Satisfactory) Testing of dyed samples to ensure they meet the required standards. Due Week 13

Task 1   Sample Folio: (Satisfactory/Not Satisfactory)

During the semester you will dye a variety of fibres/yarns and fabrics using different dyes. You are required to compile a folio of dyed samples. Samples need to be clearly labeled with the fibre content and dyes used. Include all recipe sheets and method of dyeing. Plus any relevant research. Folio checks throughout semester completed folio Due Week 15.

Task 2   Selected fabric/colour dye task and report. (Satisfactory/Not Satisfactory) You will be allocated a piece of fabric (Wool, Cotton or Polyester) which you are required to dye a selected colour (secondary colour) and then comment on the final outcome. Due Week 8

Task 3 Client Project    (Satisfactory/Not Satisfactory) You are required to conduct a series of trial dyeing to achieve a final outcome of a perfectly dyed item in consultation with a chosen client. Document the processes. Make a presentation of client profile, process and final outcome. Due week 15

You should refer to the assessment brief which is available on MyRMIT for full assessment criteria


Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant unit of competency. These matrices are available through Program Administration (or Program Coordinator)

Other Information

This course is assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment. To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete all the assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback from the teacher at the conclusion of each assessment task. Competency is achieved only if competency has been demonstrated within the standard enrolment period. Students are advised that they may be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to confirm aspects of competency not evidenced in class or through assessments. Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/student-essentials/assessment-and-exams/assessment Please refer to the RMIT student page for extensive information about study support, assessment, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters: https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/support-and-facilities/student-support Special consideration Policy (Late Submission) All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension. Academic Integrity and Plagiarism - RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. The following link provides important information on the following topics that relates to all courses: https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/student-essentials/rights-and-responsibilities/academic-integrity • Student Feedback at RMIT • Student Progress • Special Consideration, appeals, and discipline • Academic Integrity • Student Progress Committee (SPC) • Assessment Grades • Classification of award Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning:

Credit transfer is the recognition of previously completed formal learning (an officially accredited qualification).

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment process that allows you to demonstrate competence using the skills you have gained through experience in the workplace, voluntary work, informal or formal training or other life experiences.

Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) RCC applies only if you have previously successfully demonstrated competence in a unit of competency, and now require to be reassessed to ensure that the competence is being maintained.

Please speak to your teacher if you wish to discuss applying for Credit Transfer, RPL, or RCC for the unit(s) of competency addressed in this course. https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/student-essentials/enrolment/apply-for-credit

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