Course Title: Produce woven tapestry samples

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

Course Code: VART5908C

Course Title: Produce woven tapestry samples

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5213 - Diploma of Textile Design and Development

Course Contact : Pat Jones

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9159

Course Contact Email:pat.jones@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Cresside Collette +61 3 9925 9225  cresside.collette@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 may select design projects completed in VART 5904C Assist in the development of Textile Design to apply to this course.

Course Description

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

The unit applies to the interpretation of design specifications and use of tapestry looms and techniques to produce tapestry design samples.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTTD4004A Produce woven tapestry samples

Element:

1 Interpret production requirements

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Design specifications and cartoon image are analysed and discussed with appropriate personnel to confirm production requirements
1.2 Desired effects of tapestry techniques are identified and appropriate processes selected to achieve required outcome
1.3 Yarns, quantities, tapestry looms and equipment are selected according to design requirements

Element:

2 Produce woven tapestry design sample

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Workstation and tools and equipment are set up according to specifications for work
2.2 Yarns are checked against quality standards
2.3 Tapestry techniques are undertaken to meet design specifications for sample and according to OH&S practices
2.4 Tapestry techniques and outcomes are monitored throughout to identify production faults

Element:

3 Check quality of sample 

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Completed sample is checked against design specifications to ensure quality standards are met
3.2 Tapestry faults and production problems are identified and causes determined
3.3 Tapestry process, technique, and materials used are analysed to determine necessary modifications to tapestry techniques, processes or specifications

Element:

4 Complete production process

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Tapestry faults and production problems are rectified or sample is reproduced according to modifications
4.1 Tapestry sample is finished according to design specifications
4.2 Outcomes are examined with appropriate personnel and possible modifications to design are discussed and documented
4.4 Required documentation is completed


Learning Outcomes


To achieve competency in this course students will be set a range of tasks and projects which enable them to:

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


Details of Learning Activities

 In this studio based course students will -

  • Develop an appreciation of the medium through visits to Workshops, studios and exhibitions
  • Undertake a range of briefs to create tapestry samples
  • Learn to set up a loom and employ basic tapestry weaving skills
  • Acquire knowledge of  materials used
  • Produce of woven samplers and small finished tapestry
  • Monitor equipment used
  • Build awareness of  OHS requirements and regulations


Teaching Schedule

  Week

Learning Activity                                                                                                                              Assessment task/ evidence                           
1Introduction to course, Materials and equipment video OHS
Assessment requirements
Discussion regarding preparation of sampler 1
Task-
Warping loom
 Technical folder requirement

2

OHS Sitting height lighting conditions, handling bobbins – rest breaks
Weaving hitching on start weave shapes passes
Observation Checklist
3Weaving triangles, high turn and low turns. 
4Industry Visit Off site to Victorian Tapestry Workshop Report
 5 Hatching, curves, finishing techniques Completed sampler 1
 6 Preparation of sampler, selection suitable yarns and colour OHS review
 7 Half passing, regular hatching, tonal gradation 
 8

 Mixed colour gradation and joining techniques- slits, interlocking and sewing.

Finishing sampler

 Completed sampler 2
 9

 Set up texture sampler.

Textures based Soumak knot, Turkish tufting, Persian Knot and introduced materials.

Setting up loom, OHS, selection of yarns

 Technical folder
 10 Work integrated experience visiting exhibition Particpation in group discussion
 11

 Planning final sampler

Creating original design artwork - developing cartoon, considering size and proportion relating to time and skill level constraints

 Completed sampler 3
  12 Setting up loom- warping Observational checklist
 13 Weaving to individual design specifications 
 14 Weaving to design specifications selecting yarns and colours, monitoring techniques and adjusting for final outcome 
 15

 Weaving to individual design specification, checking against design.Class discussion on elements required to check weaving against design.

 Students to prepare checklist
 16 Completion of sampler, finishing techniques, presentation and mounting

 Technical File containing documentation

Sampler folio

Finished final tapestry

 17 Required documentation and presentation of samplers completed 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Students must provide the following  materials and equipment

  • Scissors
  • 30cm. ruler
  • A4 ring binder suitable for plastic sleeves
  • 1packet tapestry needles with blunt end, suggest no. 17
  • 1black marker pen, permanent, medium tip
  • masking tape, narrow


Overview of Assessment

To achieve successful completion of this course students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of Competency.
Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.
Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including technical folder, documentation, homework and in class exercises, report, practical problem solving exercises and samples. Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.

Students will be expected to present -

  • technical folder
  • sampler folio of completed work
  • final woven design
  • Students will be expected to undertake in class-
  • assessment on OHS
  • setting up of workspace


Assessment Tasks

To achieve competency in this course students will be expected to submit the following -

Technical folder- a comprehensive folder containing class notes, individual research into tapestry and written report

Sampler folio of completed work - three samplers that demonstrate knowledge of weaving shapes, use of colour and woven textures with attention to finishing procedures. Group Analysis tasks

Final woven design - production of a small tapestry of original design with attention to techniques learned in production of samples

Students will be expected to undertake in class- discussion of the medium, observation checklist exercise, production of woven work .

Assessment on OHS
Setting up of workspace with attention to OHS requirements



Assessment Matrix

 Technical Folder Notes

Sampler Folio

analysis

Final Woven PieceObsevation checklist OHS check Settiing up workplace check
1.Interpret production requirements      

 1.1

1.2

  1.3

 1.2

1.3

  
2 Produce woven tapestry design sample

 2.2

2.4

 2.3

2.4

 2.4

 2.2

2.4

 2.1

2.3

 2.1
3 Check quality of sample 3.2

 3.1

3.2

3.3

 3.1

3.2

3.3

 3.1

3.2

3.3

  
4 Complete production process

 4.3

4.4

 4.1

4.2

4.3

 4.1

4.2

4.3

 4.3

4.4

 4.4 4.4

Other Information

This studio based course is conducted in simulated workshop conditions and OHS requirements are observed at all times. Fully covered  footwear is mandatory in the classroom/studio.

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