Course Title: Operate a weaving loom

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: MANU7211C

Course Title: Operate a weaving loom

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4218 - Certificate IV in Textile Design and Development

Course Contact : Peter Bonnell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9171

Course Contact Email:peter.bonnell@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Rachel Halton  rachel.halton@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 50

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

Nil

Course Description

This course is designed to give you the skills and knowledge required to operate a loom. 

This course is delivered concurrently with VART 5907C Produce Woven Textile Samples.
 

Please ensure you are enrolled in both.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTTX2006B Operate a weaving loom

Element:

Assist in set-up and loading of weaving loom

Performance Criteria:

1.2 Yarns are identified, checked and tied into the loom according to manufacturer specifications.
1.3 Non-conforming materials are reported.
1.4 Area around loom is kept clean during setting and loading.

Element:

Check product quality

Performance Criteria:

2.2 Loom is monitored to ensure correct operation.
2.3 Waste is sorted.
2.4 Cleaning of area is completed to ensure work environment is maintained in a safe productive manner.
2.5 Minor product process and machine faults are identified and corrected where necessary to meet specified requirements, and are reported.
2.6 Major machine faults are reported.

Element:

Complete weaving process

Performance Criteria:

3.2 Product is assessed for faults and non-conformances.
3.3 Product faults are rectified or reported.

Element:

Operate and monitor weaving loom

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Product is unloaded or removed according to manufacturer specifications.
4.2 Product is despatched to next process.
4.3 Cleaning of area is completed to ensure work environment is maintained in a safe and productive manner.
4.4 Production records and other documentation are accurately completed.
 


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge to demonstrate competency in the above elements.


Details of Learning Activities

This is a studio based course covering both theory and practical aspects of operating a loom.
Individual and group projects will be undertaken in a fully equipped weaving studio using both
Sample and production dobby looms, the studio is a simulated industry environment.


Teaching Schedule

WEEK LEARNING ACTIVITYPERFORMANCE CRITERIA
WEEK 1Overview of course module. Materials & equipment briefing, OH&S for Weave Studio, Library and Reference Materials, Magazines/Catalogues etc.
Introduction to PROJECT / COLOUR BLANKET
LMTTX2006B
ELEMENTS 1,2

LMTTD4003A
ELEMENTS 1,2,3
 

WEEK 2 Exercise: Colour: Introduction to woven fabrics and equipment, materials for weaving, looms, warping materials, shuttles and yarns.
Group Activity: Analyse fabric samples, plain weave, basket weave etc. Analyse yarns for weaving.
Exercise: Yarn wraps: Yarns suitable for weaving – warp & weft . Students to prepare warps for PROJECT / COLOUR BLANKET
Warp preparation: Correct tension, preparation of the cross, changing colours
OH&S induction. OH&S for a Weave Studio.
LMTTX2006B
ELEMENTS 1,2

LMTTD4003A
ELEMENTS 1,2,3
 

WEEK 3 
Loom Preparation: Preparing the Loom for Weaving, Warping, Threading, Sleying a Reed, Tie-on, Beginning Weaving
Theory: Reading a Weave Draft - Threading
PROJECT / COLOUR BLANKET
Produce woven samples (Plain Weave, Rib Weaves, Basketweave) & operate equipment
Theory: Reading a Weave Draft - threading, sleying sequences.

LMTTX2006B
ELEMENTS 1,2

LMTTD4003A
ELEMENTS 1,2,3

WEEK 4
PROJECT / COLOUR BLANKET
Group exercise: Produce woven samples (Twill Weaves) & operate equipment
Theory: Reading a Weave Draft – Lifting Sequences (Treadlings) for different weave structures
Two colour weft effects.
Theory: Reading a weaving draft

LMTTX2006B
ELEMENTS 1,2

LMTTD4003A
ELEMENTS 1,2,3

WEEK 5
PROJECT / COLOUR BLANKET
Weave a series of plain weaves exploring materials & yarns to create textured effects.
Weave Section 3. Complete error/modification sheets. Finish each end of the sample (hemstitch) prepare for submission by placing in clean plastic sleeve along with Technical File.
LMTTX2006B
ELEMENTS 1,2
LMTTD4003A
ELEMENTS 1,2,3
 
WEEK 6


PROJECT / COLOUR BLANKET
PROJECT / technical design samples
MORNING SESSION: Assessment: PROJECT: COLOUR BLANKET

Folio of Samples / Observational Checklist / Technical File
AFTERNOON SESSION: Project: Produce a Range of Technical Samples
Practical: work independently and in groups, follow concept imagery and develop co-ordinates
 

 

LMTTX2006B
ELEMENTS 1,2

LMTTD4003A
ELEMENTS 1,2,3

WEEK 7 Project: Produce a Range of Technical Samples
Group exercise: Prepare warp and dress loom for Technical Samples
Theory: Crammed and Spaced Warps / Skip denting – Spaced Weaves/Mixed weaves from a point draft.
Exercise: Produce a Range of Technical Samples


 

LMTTX2006B
ELEMENTS 3,4
LMTTD4003A
ELEMENTS 1,2,3,4
WEEK 8
 
Project: Produce a Range of Technical Samples
Group Exercise: Produce woven samples & operate equipment


 

LMTTX2006B
ELEMENTS 3,4
LMTTD4003A
ELEMENTS 1,2,3,4
WEEK 9
 
Project: Produce a Range of Technical Samples
Group Exercise: Produce woven samples & operate equipment


 

LMTTX2006B
ELEMENTS 3,4
LMTTD4003A
ELEMENTS 1,2,3,4
WEEK 10
Project: Produce a Range of Technical Samples
Group Exercise: Produce woven samples & operate equipment


 

LMTTX2006B
ELEMENTS 3,4
LMTTD4003A
ELEMENTS 1,2,3,4
WEEK 11
Project: Produce a Range of Technical Samples
Group Exercise: Produce woven samples & operate equipment


 

LMTTX2006B
ELEMENTS 3,4
LMTTD4003A
ELEMENTS 1,2,3,4
WEEK 12
 
Morning session - Assessment: Produce a Range of Technical Samples
Folio of Samples / Observational Checklist / Technical File
Afternoon session –PROJECT / Own outcome / Individual outcomes are explored to define suitable weaving techniques for small woven articles. Introduce Planning for Weaving. Samples will be analysed to develop a finished product. Activity: Students will develop a finished piece from one of the samples developed during the previous project.


 

LMTTX2006B
ELEMENTS 3,4
LMTTD4003A
ELEMENTS 1,2,3,4
WEEK 13 PROJECT / Own outcome
Activity: Continue developing ideas for own project. assess results / identify improvements . Wind warp and prepare loom to weave final piece. 

LMTTD4003A
ELEMENTS 2,3,4

WEEK 14
PROJECT / Own outcome
Prepare for production / prepare equipment to undertake sampling / Theory: calculate quantities using TEX calculations for projecting equipment / materials required for production.

LMTTD4003A
ELEMENTS 2,3,4

WEEK 15
PROJECT / Own outcome
Finish all weaving and compilation of folio notes, research and documentation and begin/finalise construction of final piece.
Activity: Continue and complete weaving / finalising all results on the loom / finishing techniques (steaming, pressing, packaging) / presentation techniques / labelling /
LMTTD4003A
ELEMENTS 2,3,4
WEEK 16Assessment: Folio of Samples, Tech File
PROJECT / Own outcome
FOLIO presentation & Review
 LMTTD4003A
ELEMENTS 2,3,4


 






 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

The Structure of Weaving, Ann Sutton
Ideas in Weaving, Ann Sutton
On Weaving, Anni Albers
A Handweaver’s Pattern Book, Marguerite Porter Davison
The Handweaver’s Pattern Directory, Anne Dixon
Foundations of Weaving, Halsey & Youngman
The Techniques of Rug Weaving, Peter Collingwood
Textile Fibre Forum Magazine (Australia)
Textile VIEW, Magazine
Handwoven Magazine (Interweave Press) USA
Textile: The Journal of Cloth & Culture (UK)
The Key to Weaving, A Textbook of HandWeaving for the Beginner, Mary E. Black
Textiles, concepts and principles (second edition), Virginia Hencken Elsasser
The Ashford Book of Weaving for the Four Shaft Loom, Anne Field
Textiles and Fashion, Jenny Udale


References


Other Resources

You are asked to provide the following:  Lined Notepad, pens, ruler, measuring tape, scissors, A4 ring binder, A4 plastic inserts

Threading Hook, Reed Hook, Shuttle Sticks (2) (these can be purchased/HIRED in first class).

This equipment is also used in the Unit PRODUCE WOVEN TEXTILE SAMPLES and as the courses are delivered concurrently the equipment can be used in both classes.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment tasks have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner. Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including recording all technical documentation in a workbook and checklists completed by the class teacher during class exercises. Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher. All work must be submitted by the due date.


Assessment Tasks

Technical File: Record all class handouts, notes taken by students during theory classes and all documentation of processes and technical specifications in a workbook. This workbook is submitted at assessment periods during the Term and again at the end of Term.

Observational Checklist: Students are observed during classes to ensure learning tasks are completed. Feedback is provided from the supervisor. Students are monitored throughout the Term on their knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety requirements of the weave studio.

Further detail regarding Competency and Graded Assessment of these tasks will be provided in class.


Assessment Matrix


Observational Checklist              
                                           Observation

 Observational ChecklistTechnical File
Assist in set-up and loading of weaving loomX 
Check product qualityXX
Complete weaving processXX
Operate and monitor weaving loomX 

 

 
 

Other Information

This course is run in a workshop environment, to comply with Occupational Health & Safety standards you  are required to wear sturdy , fully covered footwear.

This course is delivered concurrently with the unit Produce Woven Textile Samples  VART5907C
Learning Activities undertaken during Produce Woven Textile Samples will contribute to the assessment for this unit.
Further details will be provided by your class teacher in your first session.

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