Course Title: Design and produce printed textiles

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

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 Email:peter.bonnell@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Lucy Adam    
lucy.adam@rmit.edu.au   
ph-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

Nil

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

Element:

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.
 

Element:

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
 

Element:

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
 

Element:

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.
 

Element:

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
The learning and assessment is delivered as an integrated learning program reflecting industry practices. Students should be enrolled in a total of three units as listed below to maximise their learning outcomes in the specialised area of textile development.
This course is delivered concurrently with the following units
LMTTD5008A Develop textile designs and specifications (VART5912C)
LMTTD5007A Develop textile designs using computer based design programs (ISYS7569C).

Individual and group projects will be undertaken in a fully equipped weave studio using both sample and production dobby looms, the studio is a simulated industry environment.
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

Week 1:
Course guide, weekly schedule. OH&S revision, quality and workplace practices, recording and reporting incidences. Screen allocation and preparation.

Week 2:
Half Tones. Test and evaluate design in sample production. Use tools and equipment associated with printing fabric substrates, pigment and specialty binders. 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. Maintain records

Week 3:
Introduction to acid dyes. Mixing, printing, print auxiliaries. Testing. OH&S. appropriate finishing techniques

Week 4: HALF TONE EXPERIMENTAL SWATCH BOOK
Separated Half tone film output. Materials and equipment required for production are sourced and prepared.
Technical aspects of production are identified. Fabrics, colour separations and stencils are selected and prepared. Hand painting and resist techniques

Week 5:
Produce printed samples. Tools and equipment are used effectively and safely to achieve desired result. Processes and effects are documented to ensure exact outcome can be replicated.

Week 6:
Produce printed samples. Dyes, pigments, specialty binders. Combine processes and techniques to develop experimental swatches

Week 7:
Produce printed samples. Design is printed according to design specifications and OH&S practices.
Printing is monitored to identify problems or faults.

Week 8:
Produce printed samples. Dyes, pigments, specialty binders. Combine processes and techniques to develop experimental swatches

Week 9:
Produce printed samples. Production process is evaluated to identify opportunities for improvement. Required documentation and housekeeping completed

Week 10: BLOTCH – 3 COLOUR REPEAT LENGTH
Design brief is interpreted and requirements and specifications are analysed to determine parameters for printed textile. Dyes or pigments, colours and fabric substrates are selected to meet design brief. Print design ideas are explored

Easter Break (Fri 18th April – Friday 25th April)

Week 11:
Materials and equipment required for production are sourced and prepared. Technical aspects of production are identified. Artwork is selected or developed for screen printing applications on textiles. Fabrics, colour separations and stencils are selected and prepared

Week 12:
Produce printed product. Registration techniques demonstrated and discussed. Screens exposed according to specifications. Dyes/pigments/fabrics selected according to production requirements. Strike off. Sample is created to test accuracy of colour separations, repeat pattern colour, placement and registration. Testing fabrics

Week 13:
Produce printed product. Length repeat printed. Work station set up. Appropriate quality processes undertaken. Resolve design and production problems. Adjust tools and equipment. Colour ways and digital samples developed.

Week 14:
Produce printed product. Work station set up. Appropriate quality processes undertaken. Resolve design and production problems. Adjust tools and equipment. Colour ways and digital samples developed.

Week 15:
Produce printed product. Design is printed according to design specifications and OH&S practices.
Printing is monitored to identify problems or faults. Colour ways and digital samples developed

Week 16:
Evaluate and analyse design and production processes. Finished item is assessed against design specifications and design brief. Design is analysed and evaluated to identify opportunities for improvement. Production process is evaluated to identify opportunities for improvement. Processes and improvements are documented.
Appropriate finishing techniques and housekeeping , OH&S completed.

*Please note this weekly schedule is subject to change


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

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
pacer
fine liner
A3 size visual diary/or technical file
round brushes 00, 1, 3,6,10
thick black permanent marker
rubber gloves and 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

Graded assessment tasks:

Experimental Half Tone Swatch Book - 40%

Blotch - 3 colour length repeat - 60%


Assessment Matrix

 Ungraded assessment taskExperimental Half Tone Swatch BookBlotch - 3 colour length repeat               
Develop print design XX
Prepare for productionXXX
Produce printed samplesXXX
Produce printed productXXX
Evaluate and analyse design and production processes XX

Other Information


This unit follows on from Prepare Stencils and Screens and Produce Screen Printed Textiles. 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.

Other Information:
These units are studio based, incorporating some theory and many practical exercises. The exercises will enable participants to gain a sound understanding of basic processes and techniques associated with preparing and testing stencils and screens.

OH&S:
You are required to wear flat fully covered shoes, and a lab coat when working in the print workshop. You will also be required to use goggles and ear protection when undertaking certain tasks.

Other Information:

Study and learning Support:
Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to all RMIT students.
Services offered by SLC to support numeracy and literacy skills of the students are:
- Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
- Maths and science developmental support and advice
- English language development
Please refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre to find more information about Study and Learning Support.

Disability Liaison Unit:
Students with disability or long-term medical condition should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete their studies.
Please refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/disability to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit.

Late submission:
Students requiring extensions for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) must complete and lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. The student will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgement as to whether the extension has been granted.
Students seeking an extension of more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days after the official due date.
Assignments submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.

Special consideration:
Please refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=riderwtscifm to find more information about special consideration.

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University.
Please refer: www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity to find more information about plagiarism.

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