Course Title: Design and produce printed textiles

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: VART5914C

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 9925171

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


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Rohani Osman
Rohani.Osman@rmit.edu.au  
Office: 511.01.01

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:

LMTTD5005A Design and produce printed textiles

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:

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:

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

This course is delivered in a studio / workshop that simulates industry working environments.
The learning and assessment is delivered as an integrated learning program reflecting industry practices. Students should be enrolled in the unit  listed below to maximise their learning outcomes in the specialised area of textile development.
This course is delivered concurrently with the following unit:
LMTGN3002B Organise and plan own work

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 well in advance if an assessment is taking place
 


Teaching Schedule

Session 1-10 (EASTER BREAK begins Thursday week 8, classes recommence the following Thursday)

  • Overview of course module - studio & equipment briefing OH&S induction
  • Introduction of Project 1 – DESIGN FOR WEARABLES
  • Review of single bed knit techniques
  • Exploration of single bed hand-manipulated techniques to develop a range of technical knit samples
  • Develop individual design direction including colour palette, materiality and suitability of fabrics
  • Interpret individually collected imagery into knit design ideas
  • Introduction to ribbing attachment & equipment, exploration of double bed knit techniques
  • Explore further variations of hand-manipulated and double bed techniques to develop final design swatches
  • Develop communication tools and develop designs for a series of swatches for the wearables market


Session 11-15

  • Introduction to Project 2 – HOMEWARES
  • Further exploration of double bed knit techniques to develop a range of technical samples
  • Research knitted homewares, develop a personal design direction suitable for the contemporary homewares market from this research
  • Develop colour palette, motif, materiality and suitability of fabrics
  • Interpret research into knit sample croquis, select yarn and determine production requirements
  • Explore single and double bed techniques to develop a range of swatches/prototypes suitable for the homewares market
  • Individual presentations to the class group

NB: this Teaching Schedule is to be used as a guide only and is subject to change


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

None


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 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

Full details of Assessment Tasks and grading for each Project will be provided in class.

Assessment task - WEARABLES 60%

Folio of Samples: Students submit a folio of knitted samples.
Technical Workbook: Students record all documentation of processes and technical specifications in a workbook.
Observational Checklist: Students are observed throughout the semester meeting Occupational Health & Safety requirements of the knit studio.
 

Assessment task - HOMEWARES 40%

Folio of Samples: Students submit a folio of knitted samples and/or prototypes 
Technical Workbook: Students record all documentation of processes and technical specifications in a workbook.
Observational Checklist: Students are observed throughout the semester meeting Occupational Health & Safety requirements of 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

Cover Sheet for Submissions
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.
Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension. See Special consideration, appeals and discipline http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y  for further information.
 

Penalties for late assessment
Late submission or presentation of assessable work without an approved extension will be penalised as follows:
- Complete work submitted 1 to 7 days late will incur a penalty of 5% per day on your final mark
- Partial or incomplete work submitted 1 to 7 days late will incur a penalty of 5% per day on your final mark for the entire assessable work
- Work submitted after day 7 will be awarded an NN grade and 0% mark
- Weekends and holiday periods are included in the calculation of the late penalty
Where a due date includes a specific time for submission or presentation, submissions after that time on the due date incur a 5% penalty.
 

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