Course Title: Design and produce knitted textile products

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

Course Code: VART5914C

Course Title: Design and produce knitted textile products

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5213 - Diploma of Textile Design and Development

Course Contact : Peter Bonnell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925171

Course Contact Email:peter.bonnell@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff


Rohani.Osman@rmit.edu.au

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 develop designs and produce knitted textile products to meet a specified design brief.

The student will have completed Produce Knitted Textile Samples (LMTTD4001A) 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:

LMTTD5001A Design and produce knitted textile products

Element:

1 Develop knitted textile product design

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Design requirements and specifications are interpreted from brief and elements of design are analysed.
1.2 Design is developed to meet design brief and in line with principles of design and product purpose
1.3 Communication tools are used to present knit design for feedback.
1.4 Feedback is received and design adjusted accordingly.
1.5 Design is confirmed for production.

Element:

2 Plan production of knitted design sample

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Technical aspects of production are identified
2.2 Specification sheet is completed to guide production
2.3 Calculations are undertaken to determine material and yarn quantities
2.4 Knit pattern is developed
2.5 Materials, tools and equipment required for production are selected and prepared.

Element:

3 Produce knitted design sample
 

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Workstation, tools and equipment are set up according to specifications for work.
3.2 Yarns to be knitted are checked against quality standards.
3.3 Knitting techniques are undertaken to meet design specifications for sample and according to OH&S practices.
3.4 Knitted sample is checked to ensure quality standards are met

Element:

4 Evaluate design and production processes

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Knitted sample is assessed against design specifications, pattern and design brief.
4.2 Knit faults are identified and design or production problems recognised
4.3 Design is analysed and evaluated to identify opportunities for improvement.
4.4 Production process is evaluated to identify opportunities for improvement.
4.5 Process 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

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

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


Teaching Schedule

Session, Learning Activity  and   Assessment Tasks 

   
WEEK   1
BOTANICA project week – Brief meeting with teacher to discuss course:
· Overview: Introduction of course and requirements
· Occupational Health & Safety requirements in the Studio
· Identify Relevant Personnel
· Materials & equipment briefing
· Present Technical Task 1:CARD 3 (Due Week 5)

WEEK 2 OHS: Observational Checklist
TECHNIQUES
• Review all Single bed pattern card techniques
• Discuss and present methods for Pattern Variation
OHS: Observational Checklist

Technical Task 1: Technical Folder of Samples and technical data


WEEK 3 Present Design Project 1: Scarf Festival - HOME (DUE Week 11)
· Sourcing and Pricing of Yarns
· Continue with Technical Task 1
TECHNIQUES
• Discuss and present further methods for Pattern Variation
Technical Folder – List of Yarn Suppliers, products and prices

Technical Folder – Technical Task 1 Samples and technical data


WEEK  4  Present Technical Task 2: Hand Manipulation and Experimental Techniques (DUE Week 14)
TECHNIQUES
• Tension Changes
• Pick ups/Lifted Stitches
• Attaching pieces of knitting/Rehung stitches
· Design and develop knit structures for Design Project 1
Technical Task 2: Technical Folder of Samples and technical data
Development of ideas/croquis/swatches for Design Project 1
 

WEEK 5  Present Hand Manipulation and Experimental TECHNIQUES
• Cables
• Transferred Stitches
· Design and develop knit structures for Design Project 1
* Technical Task 1 Due * 

Technical Task 2: Technical Folder of Samples and technical data

Development of ideas/croquis/swatches for Design Project 1
WEEK 6
· Present Hand Manipulation and Experimental TECHNIQUES
• Partial Knitting
• Needles out of work
· Design and develop knit structures for Design Project 1 Technical Task 2: Technical Folder of Samples and technical data

Development of ideas/croquis/swatches for Design Project 1
WEEK 7Present Hand Manipulation and Experimental TECHNIQUES
• Twisted Stitches
• Manual Weaving Manual Tucking
• Wrapped and Woven Stitches
· Design and develop knit structures for Design Project 1 Technical Task 2: Technical Folder of Samples and technical data

Development of ideas/croquis/swatches for Design Project 1
TERM BREAK: Students to complete developmental work for Design Project 1: Scarf festival - HOME

WEEK 8   Design Project 1
· Conversion of designs/croquis for Design Project 1 into knit structures.
· Design and develop knit structures for Design Project 1
· Students present design ideas and swatches to date to class for feedback Technical Task 2: Technical Folder of Samples and technical data
 

WEEK 9  Design Project 1
· Production of final Scarf * Technical Task 2 Due *
Design Project 1: Folio and Technical Folder of Samples and technical data


WEEK 10 Design Project 1
· Production of final Scarf Design Project 1: Folio and Technical Folder of Samples and technical data


WEEK 11 STUDENTS PRESENT DESIGN PROJECT 1 *Design Project 1 Due* (Folio, Technical Folder, Verbal Presentation)

WEEK 12
Technical Task 2
· Continue work on swatches Technical Task 2: Technical Folder of Samples and technical data
 

WEEK 13
Technical Task 2
· Continue work on swatches Technical Task 2: Technical Folder of Samples and technical data
 

WEEK 14
Technical Task 2
· Continue work on swatches * Technical Task 2 Due *

WEEK 15
· Overview of Doublebed Machine.
· Present Correct Machine set up and techniques for Doublebed Machine.
· Present Technical Task 3: Doublebed Knit Structures (DUE Term 2, Week 4)
TECHNIQUES:
• Casting on and off
• Types of Rib
Technical Task 3: Technical Folder of Samples and technical data
 

WEEK 16
· Review Correct Machine set up and techniques for Doublebed Machine.
· Present Design Project 2 (Due Term 2, Week 8)
TECHNIQUES
• BX techniques on the Passap Machine Technical Task 3: Technical Folder of Samples and technical data
 

WEEK 17 Assessment Week
MID-YEAR BREAK
 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

An Illustrated Handbook of Machine Knitting – Janet Nabney (Library)

Designing Garments on the Knitting Machine _ Janet Nabney (Available class)

The Machine Knitting Book – John Allen (Library)

Hand Manipulated Stitches for Machine Knitters – Susan Guagliumi (Library)

The Machine Knitters Design Book Hazel Pope (Available class)

Machine Kitting – Injoo Kim & Ruth Burbank (Library)

Textile View magazine & any current journals and magazines (Library)

The Art of Knitting – Francoise Tellier-Loumagne (Library)

Knitwear in Fashion – Sandy Black (Library)

Pattern on the Knitting Machine – Ruth Lee (Library)

Designing a knitwear collection : from inspiration to finished garments - Donofrio-Ferrezza, Lisa (Library)

Textile VIEW, Magazine (Library)


References

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

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


Other Resources

Students are required to provide the following items:

Scissors, calculator, tape measure, ruler, pen, pencils, notebook, A4 Folder, A4 Plastic inserts, Larger Sized Pins, Tapestry Darning Needles, Yarn for projects.


Overview of Assessment

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 recording all technical documentation in a workbook, exercises completed in class, exercises completed outside class times, producing a workbook of samples, observational checklists completed by the class teacher during class exerices and verbal presentations.

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 their assessment work to their teacher.


All work must be submitted by the due date. Late submission will be penalised.


Assessment Tasks

Folio: Students must submit a folio of woven samples (these will be outcome of the Design Projects and will be assessed with LMTTD5008A Develop Textile Designs and Specifications).

Technical Workbook: Students record all documentation of processes and technical specifications in a workbook. This workbook will contain:
  • all work associated with Technical Tasks,
  • Learning samples and process documentation associated with Design Projects
  • Yarn Sourcing information
  • Write ups of Industry visits and presentations

Verbal Presentation: Students are required to give verbal presentations for Design Projects 1 & 2

Observation Checklist: Students are observed throughout the semester on their knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety requirements at the Knit Studio.
 


Assessment Matrix

ELEMENTPERFORMANCE CRITERIAFOLIOTECHNICAL WOKRBOOK

OBSERVATIONAL CHECKLIST

 1 Develop knitted product design

1.1 Design requirements and specifications are interpreted from brief and elements of design are analysed.
1.2 Design is developed to meet design brief and in line with principles of design and product purpose
1.3 Communication tools are used to present knit design for feedback.
1.4 Feedback is received and design adjusted accordingly.
1.5 Design is confirmed for production.

 x 
2 Plan production of knitted design sample2.1 Technical aspects of production are identified
2.2 Specificationsheet is completed to guide production
2.3 Calculations are undertaken to determine material and yarn quantities
2.4 Knit pattern is developed
2.5 Materials, tools and equipment required for production are selected and prepared.
 x x x
3 Produce knitted design sample3.1 Workstation, tools and equipment are set up according to specifications for work.
3.2 Yarns to be knitted are checked against quality standards.
3.3 Knitting techniques are undertaken to meet design specifications for sample and according to OHS practices.
3.4 Knitted sample is checked to ensure quality standards are met
  x x
4 Evaluate design and production processes4.1 Knitted sample is assessed against design specifications, pattern and design brief.
4.2 Knit faults are identified and design or production problems recognised
4.3 Design is analysed and evaluated to identify opportunities for improvement.
4.4 Production process is evaluated to identify opportunities for improvement.
4.5 Process and improvements are documented.
  x 

Other Information

This unit is run concurrently with two other units:

LMTTD5008A Develop Textile Designs and Specifications

LMTTD5007A Develop Textile Designs using Computer based design programs

Students are STRONGLY ADVISED to enrol in all the above units concurrently with this unit.

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