Course Title: Identify fibres and fabrics
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2015
Course Code: VART5902C
Course Title: Identify fibres and fabrics
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 99259171
Course Contact Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Sue Scott email@example.com
Office 513.02.07 (footwear)
Monday - Wednesday 9 - 5pm
Thursday 9 - 9pm
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
This course is designed to give you the skills and knowledge required to identify fibres and fabrics commonly used in the construction of garments and accessories.
This course is a core unit in the program and is delivered concurrently with
MKTG5756C Identify Fibres yarns and textile materials (LMTTX2001B)
Projects and assessment tasks have been designed to directly link with each of these competencies to enhance your learning outcomes and follow textile industry practices.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
LMTCL2003B Identify fibres and fabrics
Describe fabric construction processes
1.1 Fibres used in clothing industry are identified.
Determine uses of fabrics
3.1 Physical qualities of fabrics are described.
Describe qualities of fabrics
2.1 Fibres used in construction of a variety of fabrics are identified.
Identify fibres and fabrics
4.1 Common uses of fabrics are identified.
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
Learning activities for this unit will comprise of a combination of
* class presentations,
* group work and discussions
* individual research assignments
* Sample folio preparation.
* practical demonstrations
* online research
* independent project based work
|1||Introduction. Overview/discussion of staple/filament fibres and fabric constructions View Clothing Fibres DVD. OHS requirements. Property definitions to be researched.|
|2||Introduction to Wool and its uses. Fleece types and uses. Fibre samples.
Commence a fibre classification chart.
|3||Types of Animal Fibres and their uses. Fibre samples.
Discuss and demonstrate property definitions.
|4||Production of Silk, properties and uses. View Splendour of Silk. Fibre samples.
Commence Plant fibres (cellulose) Types and properties
|5||Complete Plant fibres (cellulose) Types and properties, add information to fibre property chart. Fibre samples. Review Animal fibre samples which will form part of folio.
|6||Regenerated and Synthetic fibres. Types and properties, add to fibre property chart. Uses of fibres. Samples. Review Plant fibre samples which will form part of folio. Quiz. Allocate Generic or Trade name Fibre/Yarn/Fabric topic|
|7||Identify fibres, using microscope, burning and other methods. Complete Fibre Identification chart. Quiz|
|8||Spinning processes Worsted, woollen, cotton systems, staple and filament spinning. Identify fancy yarns. Calculate tex of selected yarns|
|9||Generic or Trade name Fibre/Yarn/Fabric presentation|
|10||Different types of weaves using paper. Review regenerated and synthetic samples which will form part of folio. Quiz|
|11||Examine woven samples of fabrics. Include Pile, jacquard
Allocate Fabric Identification topics.
|12||Weft Knit Use needles and other methods. Examine samples. Review woven samples which will form part of folio. Warp knits discuss and examine samples of fabric. Quiz|
|13||Nonwoven fabrics different processes. Introduction to felting. Felt a sample.
Review Knitted samples which will form part of folio. Quiz
|14||Felt making. Make a scarf or bag.|
|15||Fabric Identification presentations. Power Point|
Please note: this schedule may be subject to change
Textile Terms and Definitions Compiled by The Textile Institute Textile Terms and Definition Committee Tenth Edition Printed and bound in Great Britain by Biddles Ltd.UK.
Clothing Fibres - DVD
Nylon - DVD
You will be expected to research fibres and fabrics and will be expected to source various fibre/yarn and fabric samples to complete assessments.
Overview of Assessment
To achieve successful completion of this course you must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of Competency.
Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.
Technical requirements documentation, homework and in class exercises, written tests, practical problem solving exercises and practical tests.
You are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate your assessment so the relevant competency standards are being met.
Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including:
- Group tasks
- Completion of learning activities, folios
- Quizzes workbook ,
- Indvidual and group presentations
Assessment tasks - All assessment tasks must be completed to a satisfactory level to be deemed competent for this course.
1. Fibre/Fabric Property definitions.
Investigate a given fibre/fabric property and prepare class presentation.
2. 5 Quizzes will be undertaken during the semester (see weekly planner). They will cover Fibres, Yarns and Fabric constructions.
3. Fabric Identification presentation. Research required information relevant to allocated fabrics and present in the form of a power point presentation.
Graded assessment task
Once all assessment tasks are completed to a satisfactory level and you have been deemed competent.
Assessment task 3 and quizzes will be graded and you may be eligible to receive a grade of Pass to High Distinction based on the work presented.
Definition (ungraded) CYC/NYC
|5 Quizzes (graded)|
|Identify fibres and fabrics.||X||X|
|Describe fabric construction processes.||X||X|
|Describe qualities of fabrics||X|
|Determine uses of fabrics.||X|
This unit will be delivered and assessed in combination with other relevant units. LMTTX 2001B MKTG5756C
Students must comply with OHS policies and procedures.
Students must wear closed toe sturdy shoes in all studios and workshops.
Cover Sheet for Submissions
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.
Feedback - You will receive verbal and written feedback by teacher/tutor/lecturer on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects. Student feedback at RMIT :
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Student progress policy http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=vj2g89cve4uj1
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.
PLate Submission of Assessment Work Penalties
A deduction of 5% per day on your final mark will be made for assessable work handed in or due for presentation, up to a period of 7 days beyond the due by date (including weekends and holiday periods).
Partial or incomplete work handed in after the due by date will result in the entire final assessable work being downgraded using the 5% penalty per day rule.
Work that is handed in for assessment after day 7 without an approved Extension of Time Application, University Special Consideration or Disability Liaison Unit – “Equitable Assessment Form” in place will be awarded an NN grade and 0% mark.
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