Course Title: Design and produce printed textiles

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

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 elizabeth. phone; 03 9925 9127

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


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.


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.

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


Learning Activities


Botanical Illustration; part of intensive week long program Including:                                                                                                                              

Concept research/                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Drawing/design development/                                                                                                                                                                                                      

3D construction design                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Colour and tonal rendering techniques                                          

Body of drawings

Student Induction/Revision


Course Introduction

Print Room Maintenance roster signed off

Introduction to Project 1; Botanica Project Stripping and Preparing Allocated Screens Locker designation                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Signed off OH&S booklet                Print Room Maintenance Signed  Screens cleaned/ named and stored correctly in shelves 




Designs on screen                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Technical notebook instructions                                                                                                                                                                                                

Botanica 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
4Test prints; printing design in a variety of ways using binder, opaques and specialty binder, alsokeeping Project incorporating some hand manipulating techniques, such as paper stencils and hand painting techniques Documenting of colour recipes in technical file
Results of test prints in technical file

Introduction to Project 2: Scarf Festival2013 in Wool                                                                                                                                                       Theme; Home

Fabric selection for Scarf                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Dye introduction Printing Steaming Washing

Sharing of dye colour recipes and documenting

Developing own colour palettes in dye

Technical file; Recipe keeping

Project 1 Botanica submitted       includes Swatchbook and technical file

Colour and fabric testing in technical notebook


Developing fabric croquis using polychromatic,

hand painting and resist techniques such as paper stencils,

found materials,dextrin and potato dextrin.

Samples showing some of the techniques x3

Developing fabric croquis using polychromatic,

hand painting and resist techniques such as paper stencils,

found materials,dextrin and potato dextrin.

Samples showing some of the techniques x3
8Experimenting with post print finishing techniques such as twisting, shrinking, pleating and finished edges.Selected print samples used to demonstrate in class finishing techniques

Student directed learning

You will now apply the skills learnt with the manipulation of dyes for the printing of your own scarf along the theme of Home and using a majority wool.

10Student directed learning

You will now apply the skills learnt with the manipulation of dyes for the printing of your own scarf along the theme of Home and using a majority wool.


Project 2 Scarf Due at the National Wool Museum Geelong 2013

Introduction to Project 3; Yardage, 3 colours with a blotch background

Students choose the end product for the fabric.                                                       

Based on the outcome fabric and print paste is selected.

Screens selected and prepared.

Film output printed.

Project 2 Scarf submitted                           includes Swatchbook, Technical file and Finished scarf



Screen and table registration

Design separations on screen

Strike off

Colour recipes developed and documented for colourways

Strike off

Colour recipes in technical file


Printing colourways x 4

Printing possible coordinates using design on screen and hand cut stencils and hand painting

Colourwys x 4

Coordinates x 4

14Printing colourways x 4

Printing possible coordinates using design on screen and hand cut stencils and hand painting

Colourwys x 4

Coordinates x 4


Printing yardage

Review of setting up for printing repeat length


Yardage x 3meters
163 colour blotch for yardage finishing complete
Presented on a roll with design facing inwards
Swatchbook of colourways presented professionally



17 Marking Week

Project 3 Yardage submitted

includes 3 colour 3 meter repeat and swatch book of colourways and technical file.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Textile Designs Susan Meller and JoostElffers

Dyeing and Screenprinting on Textiles Joanna Kinnersley-Taylor

Pattern Design Lewis day

Ideas and Techniques for Fabric Design Lynda Flower

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

Textiles- a handbook for designers Mary Paul Yates

Repeat Patterns Peter Phillips and Gillian Bruce

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 review and sign off
Process documentation worksheets or specification sheets
Completion of learning activities
Production of folio

Assessment Matrix

  Technical workbook                              

incl. spec sheets, studio practice sheets and SWOT analysis

Production pieces    SwatchBooks                    
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 

Required Skills/Knowledge  

demonstrate knowledge of

demonstrate skills to        

  Technical workbook                              

incl. spec sheets, studio practice sheets and SWOT analysis

Production                           pieces SwatchBooks
sources of design inspiration * 
characteristics of fabrics, fibres and yarns and fabric substrates * 
principles and elements of design **
OHS practises, including hazard identification and control measures * 
quality practices **
workplace practices * 
recording and reporting practices * 
resolve design and production problems **
use tools and equipment associated with printing substrates **
read, interpret and follow information on work specifications, standard operating procedures and work instructions and other reference material * 
maintain accurate records * 
communicate within the workplace * 
sequence operations **
meet specifications **
clarify and check task related information * 
carry out work according to OHS practices **


Critical aspects of evidence to be considered                                 Technical workbook
incl. spec sheets, studio practice sheets and SWOT analysis                                   


Production pieces SwatchBooks                    
Demonstrate skills and knowledge to   
create and produce own print designs **
apply screen printing techniques **
effectively and safely use tools and equipment **
test and evaluate design in sample production * 
document processes and specifications * 

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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