Course Title: Operate a weaving loom

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

Course Code: MANU7211C

Course Title: Operate a weaving loom

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5213 - Diploma of Textile Design and Development

Course Contact : Julia Raath

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9201

Course Contact Email:julia.raath@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Rachel Halton          Tel. +61 3 9925 9158               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

To undertake this course you must be concurrently enrolled in VART 5907C Produce Woven Textile Samples

Course Description

This Unit will give you the skills and knowledge to operate a loom.  All classes are delivered in a simulated industry environment, in fully equipped weaving studios with access to sampling and production looms.


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:

1.1Loom settings are checked against product requirements.
1.2Yarns are identified, checked and tied into the loom according to manufacturer specifications.
1.3Non-conforming materials are reported.
1.4Area around loom is kept clean during setting and loading.

Element:

Check product quality

Performance Criteria:

3.1Product is checked against quality standards.
3.2Product is assessed for faults and non-conformances.
3.3Product faults are rectified or reported.

Element:

Complete weaving process

Performance Criteria:

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

Element:

Operate and monitor weaving loom

Performance Criteria:

2.1Weaving loom is started and stopped according to manufacturer requirements and OHS practices.
2.2Loom is monitored to ensure correct operation.
2.3Waste is sorted.
2.4Cleaning of area is completed to ensure work environment is maintained in a safe productive manner.
2.5Minor product process and machine faults are identified and corrected where necessary to meet specified requirements, and are reported.
2.6Major machine faults are reported.


Learning Outcomes



This studio based course gives students the opportunity through practical projects to demonstrate the following skills and knowledge:
• check machine settings to meet production requirements
• monitor loom according to workplace procedures
• make minor adjustments to equipment
• check product against quality standards
• load and unload products according to workplace practices
• complete records accurately and completely
• apply OHS practices in work operations


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

PROJECT 1 (5 WEEKS)
Overview of course module. Exercise: Introduction to equipment for weaving, sampe looms/floor looms, warping materials, shuttles and yarns.
Exercise: Warp preparation: Correct tension, preparation of the cross, correct yarns for weaving.

OH&S induction - OH&S for a Weave Studio.
Exercise:  Loom Preparation: Preparing the Loom for Weaving, Warping, Threading, Sleying a Reed, Tie-on, Beginning Weaving

Group exercise: Produce woven samples & operate equipment.
Theory: Identify product requirements / correctly reading a Weave Draft – Lifting Sequences (Treadling) for different weave structures

ASSESSMENT: Observational Checklist / Technical File

Project 2 (4 WEEKS) 
Exercise: Select suitable equipment / monitor loom set-up & prepare warp and dress loom for a series of Traditional Textile Samples
Group Exercise: Production requirements are checked and aligned with loom settings.  Correct use of materials, equipment operated corectly, faults reported and all records accurately completed.

ASSESSMENT: Checklist / Technical File


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

To achieve successful completion of this course students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of competency. 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 will be awarded a grade only if competency has been demonstrated within the standard enrolment period on the first assessment attempt. Units assessed as ‘not yet competent’ on a first assessment attempt and ‘competent’ on a second or subsequent attempt are to have results amended to competent but are not eligible for grading. 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. Late submission will not be graded higher than a PASS.


Assessment Tasks

This Unit is assessed as Competent/Not Yet Compenent  and is not graded. 

There following assessment tasks are used within this course:

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.
 

Technical File:  Production records and other documentation are recorded in a Technical Workbook.

 

Further detail regarding Competency Based Assessment will be provided in class.


Assessment Matrix

   ELEMENT                                     PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 
                                                                                                                           
 
CHECKLIST

 TECHNICAL FILE                    


1 Assist in set-up and loading of weaving loom
 
1.1 Loom settings are checked against product requirements.
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.  
X 
2 Operate and monitor weaving loom 2.1 Weaving loom is started and stopped according to manufacturer requirements and OHS practices.
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.
 
X 
3 Check product quality 3.1 Product is checked against quality standards.
3.2 Product is assessed for faults and non-conformances.
3.3 Product faults are rectified or reported.
 
X 
4 Complete weaving process4.1 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.
 
X X

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. 
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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