Course Title: Design and produce printed textiles

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: MANU7227C

Course Title: Design and produce printed textiles

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5213 - Diploma of Textile Design and Development

Course Contact : Peter Bonnell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9171

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Libby Noblet email; ph; 03 99259421

Douglas Mcmanus email; ph; 03 9925 9421

Nominal Hours: 120

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


Course Description

This course is designed to give you the skills and knowledge required to apply complex textile printing techniques and processes when interpreting and responding to a specified design brief.

The student will have completed  Produce Screen Printed Textiles (MANU5921C) before enrolling in this class.

Students need to have completed or enrol in Develop Textile Designs Using Computers (ISYS 7569C) whilst studying this course.

This course is delivered concurrently (clustered) with LMTGN3002B, Organise and Plan Own Work (MANU5919C).

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTTD5005A Design and produce printed textiles


1. Develop print design

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Design brief is interpreted and requirements and specifications are analysed to determine parameters for printed textile.
1.2 Dyes or pigments, colours and fabric substrates are selected to meet design brief.
1.3 Print design ideas are explored using computer aided or other design tools and design concepts are developed and reviewed against requirements and with consideration of application, principles of design and elements of design
1.4 Design concept is selected and communication tools are used to present design concept to appropriate personnel for feedback.
1.5 Feedback is received and considered in line with design brief.
1.6 Design concept is modified and improved where possible.


2. Prepare for production

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Materials and equipment required for production are sourced and prepared.
2.2 Technical aspects of production are identified.
2.3 Specification sheet is completed to guide production.
2.4 Artwork is selected or developed for screen printing applications on textiles
2.5 Fabrics, colour separations and stencils are selected and prepared


3. Produce printed samples

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Sample is created to test accuracy of colour separations, repeat pattern colour, placement and registration.
3.2 Technical or design elements are modified as required.
3.5 Tools and equipment are used effectively and safely to achieve desired result.
3.6 Processes and effects are documented to ensure exact outcome can be replicated


4. Produce printed product

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Design is printed according to design specifications and OH&S practices.
4.2 Printing is monitored to identify problems or faults


5. Evaluate and analyse design and production processes

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Finished item is assessed against design specifications and design brief.
5.2 Design is analysed and evaluated to identify opportunities for improvement.
5.3 Production process is evaluated to identify opportunities for improvement.
5.4 Processes and improvements are documented.

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

Details of Learning Activities

This course is delivered in a studio workshop that simulates industry working environment.

A range of learning activities and tasks have been designed to allow students to demonstrate competency.

Please note; not all learning activities are assessment tasks. Participants will be advised in advance if an assessment is taking place.

Teaching Schedule

SessionLearning Activity                                                                                                                                                                Evidence
1Student Induction
Course introduction
Print room maintenance roster
Introduction of Project 1; Toile test
Stripping and Preparing Screens
Toile exposure                                                    

Induction sign off

Screen preparation complete
Screen cleaned/ named and stored correctly in shelves                                                                     

2Technical notebook; Toile strike off  and testing
Colour recipe development; achromatic; light and dark, monochromatic; light and dark, harmonious; light and dark complementary, light and dark
Strike off and colour results in technical file
3Test prints; printing design in a variety of ways using binder, opaques and specialty binder, also incorporating some hand manipulating techniques, such as paper stencils and hand painting techniquesDocumenting of colour recipes in technical file
Results of test prints in technical file
4Introduction to Project 2: World Skills in Repeat
Fabric selection for repeat length
Colour testing in binder for Journey repeat length
Technical file; Recipe keeping

Project 1 Toile test submitted

Colour and fabric testing in technical notebook

5Printing film for 2 colour repeat World Skills yardage
Screen set up for 2 colour repeat World Skills yardage
Registration of artwork to screens, registration of artwork to the table;( different methods), setting up stops.
Strike off for 2 colour repeat World Skills yardage;
Colourways for 2 colour repeat World Skills yardage
4x 2 colour colourways in a swatch book
6Introduction of Project 3; The Experimental  -  Journey
Dye introduction Printing Steaming Washing
Sharing of dye colour recipes and documenting
Developing own colour palettes in dye
Group 1 printing World Skills yardage

Dye colour recipes for technical file


World Skills Yardage


Sharing of dye colour recipes and documenting

Developing fabric croquis using polychromatic, hand painting and resist techniques such as paper stencils, found materials and dextrin.

Group 2 printing World Skills yardage

More dye colour recipes

4 x A4 fabric croquis


World skills Yardage

8Continuation of the fabric croquis exercise by layering with opaque media, such as foil, flock, metallics and opaque inks.
Students select own fabric/s suitable for a scarf
4 x A4 fabric croquis
Project 2; 2 colour World Skills yardage and colourways submitted
9You will now apply the skills learnt with the manipulation of dyes for the printing of your own scarf along the theme of Journey.
You will have access to print room/ no class scheduled this week 

Introduction of Project 4; The Journey Yardage
Printing out film

Scarf testing samples

10 Class time for Project 3 finishes here
Review of screen preparation for repeat length
Screen preparation for 3 colour blotch repeat for colourways and final length 

Finished scarf

Specification sheets

Large screens prepared

11Review of setting up for printing repeat length
Colour testing on selected fabrics/ testing new recipes and overlaps

Project 3; The Experimental Journey due
8 fabric croquis in a swatch book.
Scarf entry to Scarf festival sent off to arrive in Geelong by 4pm Friday 4th May 2012

12 Printing colourways

2 x colourways, warm and cool

13 Printing colourways

2x colourways, mixed and neutral


Printing 3 colour blotch for final yardage

Finishing techniques

Printed yardage of preferred colourway

Printing 3 colour blotch for final yardage

Finishing techniques

Printed yardage of preferred colourway

3 colour blotch for yardage finishing complete
Presented on a roll with design facing inwards
Swatchbook of colourways presented 

Submission of Project 4;The journey due

3 colour yardage and swatch book of colourways

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Repeat Patterns Peter Phillips and Gillian Bruce

Textiles- a handbook for designers Mary Paul Yates

Design and Practice for Printed Textiles A.McNamatra and P. Snelling

Ideas and Techniques for Fabric Design Lynda Flower

Pattern Design Lewis day

Dyeing and Screenprinting on Textiles Joanna Kinnersley-Taylor

Textile Designs Susan Meller and JoostElffers

Other Resources

Students will need a basic kit which they should have at every session. This includes;

30cm steel ruler
set square
sharp scissors
glue stick
cutting knife
fine liner
A3 size visual diary
round brushes 00, 1, 3,6,10
chinagraph pencil
thick black permanent marker
rubber gloves

old smooth double flat bed sheet

old hand towel/ towel 

Overview of Assessment

Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.

Class exercises will be set to cover the technical requirements for each design brief.

The technical notebook will display the samples and specification sheets which document the students’ findings. The swatch books display the students most successful pieces and colourways.

The production work will enable you to reproduce through printing either repeat lengths or placement prints to a high quality standard.

Assessment Tasks

This course has design development support from Develop Textile Designs and Specifications and Develop Textile Designs Using Computers. Because of the link between courses, some projects will be assessed concurrently.

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods.

Students will be awarded a grade only if competency has been demonstrated within the standard enrolment period on the first assessment attempt. Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate work to their teacher. All work must be submitted by the due date. Late submission will not be graded higher than a pass.

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including;

observational checklist
OH&S questionnaire
process documentation worksheets or specification sheets
completion of learning activities
production of folio

Graded Assessment Tasks

Project 2:

Technical notebook including colour development work and specification sheet documentation 10%

Colourway swatches 10%

2 colour repeat yardage 10%

Project 3:30%

Colour, process and materials specification sheet documentation 10% 

Swatch Book experimental prints 10%

Finished scarf  incl. specifications and care instructions 10%

Project 4:40%

Specification sheets and SWOT analysis 10%

Swatch book of colourways 15%

3 colour Repeat Yardage incl. specifications and care instructions 15%

Assessment Matrix

   Technical workbook

incl. spec sheets, studio practice sheets and SWOT analysis
Production pieces Swatch Books
1. Develop print Design   1.1-1.6 
2. Prepare for print   2.1-2.3
3. Produce printed samples  3.1-3.5


4. Produce printed product    4.1 4.2
5. Evaluate and analyse design production processes                          
 5.1 5.2 5.4


Other Information

This unit follows on from Prepare Stencils and Screens. The exercises enable the participants to gain a sound understanding of more advanced print processes and techniques associated with screen printing on textiles. This unit is studio based including some theory but mostly practical exercises. Due to the time constraints on print room access it is strongly recommended that students attend every session.

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