Course Title: Produce woven textile samples

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: VART5907C

Course Title: Produce woven textile samples

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   Phone:  (03)  9925 9158   rachel.halton@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 80

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

Students will undertake colour and design projects which will be applied into this practical / studio based course.

Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to perform weaving techniques to produce woven design samples.

The unit covers both the theory of weave structures (including traditional and non-traditional techniques) as well as giving students the hands on skills required to set up and operate a loom. 

Students will produce a range of samples suitable for use in commercial applications (interiors, fashion) as well as developing samples for the ’hand made’ studio based woven textiles marketplace.

Students will also undertake research into current trends in the commercial woven textiles industry.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTTD4003A Produce woven textile samples


Learning Outcomes


This studio based course gives students the opportunity through practical projects to demonstrate the following skills and knowledge:

  • analyse design specifications and interpret production requirements
  • produce woven sample according to design specifications
  • identify and address faults
  • make minor adjustments to equipment
  • monitor own work and conduct quality check of sample outcome


Details of Learning Activities

This is a studio based course covering both theory and practical aspects of producing woven textiles. 

Individual and group projects will be undertaken in a simulated industry environment. 


Teaching Schedule

overview

Week     1

Overview of course module.  OH&S induction.  Materials & equipment briefing, Library and References, Magazines/Catalogues etc.                                                                                                       

Exercise:  Colour:  Introduction to woven fabrics and equipment, materials for weaving, looms, warping materials, shuttles and yarns.  OH&S for a Weave Studio.

Group Discussion:  Analyse fabric samples, plain weave, basket weave etc. 

Analysis of yarns for weaving.

Research:  Students to begin research into current trends and processes in the woven textiles industry

 
2

 Exercise:  Colour:  Analysis of colour interactions in warp and weft.  The relationship of cool and warm colour values in woven textiles. 

Warp preparation:   Correct tension, preparation of the cross, changing colours

Warp & Loom Preparation: Preparing the Loom for Weaving, Warping, Threading, Sleying exercise a Reed, Tie-on, Beginning Weaving

Group exercise:  Students to prepare warps for Colour.

 
3

 Exercise:  Colour:  Different weave structures (Plain Weave, Basket Weave, Rib Weaves) and their affect on colour in woven textiles. 

Group Exercise: Produce woven samples (Plain Weave, Basket Weave) & operate equipment

 
4

Exercise:  Colour:  Theory of weave structures (Twill Weaves) and their affect on colour in woven textiles.

Group Exercise: Produce woven samples (Twill Weaves) & operate equipment

Theory:   Reading a Weave Draft - Threading

 
5

Exercise:   Colour: The theory of weave structures (Twill Weave) and their effect on colour. 

Group exercise: Reading a Weave Draft - Tie-Ups for different weave structures

 
6 Exercise: Colour:  The theory of weave structures (Satin/Sateen Weave) and their affect on colour.

Weaving & Finishing:  Leno Weave treatment & appropriate Finishing Techniques for Woven Samples 

Group exercise: Reading a Weave Draft - Peg plans & Lifting Sequences for different Weave Structures

Assessment Activity:

Observational Checklist

OH&S Review

7

 Exercise:  Produce a Range of Textile Samples

Theory:  Yarns for weaving - their characteristics and relationship to balance in weave structures

Group exercise:  Prepare warp and dress loom for Traditional Textile Samples

Assessment Activity:

Folio Review:  Samples
8

Exercise: Produce a Range of  Textile Samples

Theory: Introduction to Supplementary Warp, Supplementary Weft and Distorted Weft Weaves

Group Exercise: Produce woven samples & operate equipment

 
9

Exercise: Produce a Range of  Textile Samples
Theory: Introduction to Block Weaves (Cord)

Group Exercise: Produce woven samples & operate equipment

Assessment Activity:
Observational Checklist:
Correct use of equipment and following workplace practices
10 Exercise: Produce a Range of Textile Samples
Theory:  Crammed and Spaced Warps & Skip denting
Group Exercise: Produce woven samples & operate equipment
 Samples
11 Exercise: Produce a Range of Textile Samples
Theory:  Warp Faced weaves
Group Exercise: Produce woven samples & operate equipment
 Samples
12

Exercise: Produce a Range of Textile Samples
Theory:   Weft Faced Weaves
Group Exercise: Produce woven samples & operate equipment

 Samples
13

 

Exercise: Colour, texture, yarns, techniques

Theory:   Analysing weave structures and yarns and their effect on producing texture in woven surfaces

Group Exercise:  Prepare warp for samples and dress loom

Research: Materials for weaving .   Research for Workbook:  Students continue research into current trends and processes in the woven textiles industry.

Assessment Activity:

Folio Review: Samples

& Workbook

14

Exercise:  Colour, texture, yarns, techniques

Theory:  Producing texture in woven surfaces

Group Exercise: Produce woven samples & operate equipment

Research:  Materials for weaving

 Samples
15

Exercise: Colour, texture, yarns, techniques
Theory: Producing texture in woven surfaces
Group Exercise: Produce woven samples & operate equipment
Research: Materials for weaving


Samples

16

Exercise: Colour, texture, yarns, techniques
Theory:  Producing texture in woven surfaces
Group Exercise: Produce woven samples & operate equipment
Research: Materials for weaving

  Samples

17Exercise: Colour, texture, yarns, techniques
Theory:  Producing texture in woven surfaces
Group Exercise: Produce woven samples & operate equipment
Research: Materials for weaving
Assessment Activity: Observational Checklist: Correct use of equipment and following workplace practices
18Exercise: Folio Review & PresentationAssessment Activity:
Folio Review:Samples&Workbook


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

Surface Design, Magazine

Selvedge Magazine (UK)

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


References

www.Infomat.com (an online research service for the apparel and textiles industry)

www.craftaustralia.com.au (the national advocacy organisation for craft and design in Australia)

www.craftvic.asn.au (website of Craft Council of Victoria)

www.nationaldesigncentre.com

www.ngv.vic.gov.au (website of the National Gallery of Victoria)


Other Resources

Students are required to provide the following materials:

Scissors, Calculator, Graph Paper (5mm squares), Tape Measure, Ruler, Pen, Pencils, Red FineMarker Pen,

Threading Hook, Reed Hook, 2 Shuttle Sticks (can be purchased from Class Teacher in first class)

Notebook, A4 Folder, Plastic Inserts


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, producing a folio of woven samples 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. Detailed information about grading and assessment will be provided in class.


Assessment Tasks

Folio:  Students submit a folio of woven samples.

Technical Workbook:  Students record all documentation of processes and technical specifications in a workbook.  This workbook is submitted at the end of semester.

Observational Checklist:  Students are observed throughout the semester on their knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety requirements of the weave studio.

Research Workbook:  Students record and research current trends and processes in the woven textiles industry.  This information is compiled into a workbook.


Assessment Matrix

 ELEMENT              PERFORMANCE CRITERIA                                                                                  FOLIO TECHNICAL WORKBOOK OBSERVATIONAL CHECKLIST RESEARCH WORKBOOK
1 Interpret Production Requirements                                       1.1 Design specifications and pattern for woven product are analysed and discussed with appropriate personnel to confirm production requirements                                                                                                                              
1.2 Desired effects of weaving are identified and appropriate weaving technique selected to achieve required outcome
1.3 Yarns, quantities and equipment are selected according to design requirements
X


X


                          
X



                          
X


X


                              
                                               
2 Produce woven design sample2.1 Workstation, tools and equipment are set up according to specifications for work
2.2 Yarns to be woven are checked against quality standards
2.3 Weaving techniques are undertaken to meet design specifications for sample and according to OH&S practices
2.4 Weaving techniques and outcomes are monitored throughout to identify production faults

 X

X
X
X

 X X 
3 Check quality of sample 3.1 Completed sample is checked against design specifications and pattern to ensure quality standards are met
3.2 Weaving faults and production problems are identified and causes determined
3.3 Weaving process, technique and materials used are analysed to determine necessary modifications to weaving techniques, processes or patterns

 X

X
X

 X
X
X
  
 4 Complete production process4.1 Weaving faults and production problems are rectified or sample is reproduced according to modifications
4.2 Woven sample is finished according to design specifications
4.3 Outcomes are examined with appropriate personnel and possible modifications to design are discussed and documented
4.4 Required documentation is completed

 X

X

X

X

 X

X

X

X

  X

Other Information

This course is run in a workshop environment, to comply with Occupational Health & Safety standards students are required to wear sturdy footwear with covered toe protection.

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