Course Title: Identify fibres and fabrics
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2008
Course Code: MANU5372C
Course Title: Identify fibres and fabrics
School: 350T Fashion & Textiles
Campus: Brunswick Campus
Program: C5202 - Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology
Course Contact : Mandy Penton
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925202
Course Contact Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Sandie Benson- email@example.com
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 unit covers the skills and knowledge to identify fibres and fabrics commonly used in the construction of garments and accessories.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
LMTCL2003A Identify fibres and fabrics
1. Identify fibres and fabrics
1.1 Fibres used in clothing industry are identified.
Students will gain knowledge in identifying a wide range of fibres and fabrics used in the clothing industry. Fibres include natural and synthetic, and fabrics include knitted, woven and non-woven through theory in class sessions, practical workshops tutorials and through prescribed exercises and assessment work
Details of Learning Activities
Blended learning, consisting of classroom activities and practical workshops.
Introduction to unit.
Introduction to Fibres.
View Clothing Fibres Video.
Give out Property Definitions
Staple/ filament yarn
Knit / Weave fabric
Natural Fibres: Animal
Plant Fibres, Cotton Video
.Assignment Fibres Properties
Man-made fibres (Regenerated)
Lactron, Ingeo, Soysilk, Bamboo
Production methods – Viscose, cupro, modal (polynosic).
Acetates: Acetate and triacetate
Man-made (Synthetic) fibres :
Nylon, polyester, acrylics & elastomeric.
Summary chart of Fibre Properties and uses.
Students to present information on individual fibres
Hand Out Research Assignment
Methods of Identifying fibres.
Eg. Burning/ Microscope
Spun yarns – Production systems for Cotton: Ring/ Open end spinning
Wool: Woollen & Worsted.
S & Z twists
Calculation of Tex
Introduction of Fabric Folio
Week 8 & 9
Different types of weaving.
Weave main types using paper.
Inspect materials and identify types of weaves:- plain, twill, satin, sateen.
Inspect materials and identify types of weave. Jacquard and Pile.
Visit to weaving shed
Class presentation of Fabric research Assignment.
Discuss different types of Knits Weft
Week 13 & 14
Discuss different types of Knits Warp
Discuss types of Non-Wovens and end uses.
Week 16 & 17
Fabric Folio Oral Presentation
Demonstrate knowledge of Fibres and Fabrics
E.P.G. Gohl and L.D. Vilensky, Textiles for Modern Living
Anna L. Langford. Textiles Tenth Edition. Sara J Kadolph
The Textiles Institute, Textile Terms and Definitions
Anne Fritz, Consumer Textiles
Julie Parker, All about Cotton
Julie Parker, All about Silk
Julie Parker, All about Wool
Martin Hardingham, Illustrated Dictionary of Fabrics
A Pick Glass
Overview of Assessment
Assignment 1 20%
Fibre ID Quiz 10%
Yarn ID 10%
Fibre Properties 5%
Final Exam 50%
TOTAL ---------------------------------------------- 100%
Tasks that have not been authenticated in class as the student’s own work will not be considered for assessment. Regular attendance is necessary to demonstrate that you can:
1. Fibre / Fabric Property Definitions 5% Research a given fibre / fabric property and present findings.
2. Fibre Properties 5% Students are required to investigate the property fibre allocated and share findings with the rest of the class.
3. Fibre Quiz & Identifying Fibres 10% Identify fibres using a variety of methods.
4. Generic & Trade names are identified, researched and presented in the form of a Power Point Presentation 20%
5. Fabric Folio Oral Presentation of collated fabrics & yarns, research covering the construction process, physical, visual qualities and end uses. 20%
6. Demonstrate knowledge of Fibres and Fabrics 40%
|Elements|| Methods of Fibre Identification & Quiz |
|Fabric Folio Oral Presentation |
| Fibre Properties Table |
| Fibre/Fabric |
Presentation Power Point
| Knowledge of Fibres & Fabrics
|1. Identify Fibres and Fabrics||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|2. Describe Fabric construction processes.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|3. Describe qualities of fabrics.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|4 Determine end uses of fabrics..||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
The student will be required to undertake research and assessment practice outside of regular class times. Homework exercises are provided to the student to facilitate their learning in a self-paced manner and form part of the overall achievement of the competencies in this course. Students are reminded that they are expected to conduct an equal amount of time outside of class, research and furthering their understanding of the concepts being taught, as they do in class to be deemed competent in this course.
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