Course Title: Design and produce woven tapestry products

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2010

Course Code: VART5915C

Course Title: Design and produce woven tapestry products

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5213 - Diploma of Textile Design and Development

Course Contact : Pat Jones

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259159

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Cresside Collette

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

This course is assessed and delivered asaclustered project with LMTTD5008A Develop textile designs and specifications

Students must enrol in both units to complete assessment tasks

Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to develop designs and produce woven tapestry products to meet a specified design brief.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTTD5002A Design and produce woven tapestry products


1. Develop woven tapestry 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 in line with principles of design and product purpose.
1.3 Communication tools are used to present tapestry design for feedback.
1.4 Feedback is received and design adjusted accordingly.
1.5 Design is confirmed for production.


2. Plan production of woven tapestry 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 yarn quantities.
2.4 Tapestry cartoon is developed.
2.5 Materials, tools and equipment required for production are selected and prepared.


3. Produce woven tapestry design sample.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Workstation, tools and equipment are set up in accordance with specification for work.
3.2 Yarns to be woven are checked against quality standards.
3.3 Tapestry techniques are undertaken to meet design specifications for sample and according to OH&S practices.
3.4 Tapestry sample is checked to ensure quality standards including colour density, yarn suitability, and warp to weft ratio.


4. Evaluate design and production processes.

Performance Criteria:

.1 Tapestry sample is assessed against design specifications, cartoon and design brief.
4.2 Tapestry faults are identified and design or production problems recognised.
4.3 Design is analysed and evaluated to identify opportunities for improvement.
4.5 Processes and improvements are documented.

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Details of Learning Activities
In this studio based course students will -
Interpret and analyse a design brief and develop designs for woven tapestry products such as historical research samples, miniature and shaped tapestries, community tapestries and commissions specific to public or private spaces. These may have interior applications as domestic objects and wall pieces.

Designs may be developed using manual or computer aided design tools and may be conducted in individual or team related activities. The work will be conducted according to OH&S practices and in recognition of sustainable practice.

Teaching Schedule

1. Introduction and discussion of course outcomes, assessment requirements and research methods.
Product design brief introduced.
OHS considerations.
PPT presentation on Historical Tapestry
 Technical folder requirement.
Visual Research.
2. Develop woven product based on Historical methods.
Design woven product.
3. Technical aspects of production planned and implemented. OHS considerations Observation
4. Production of 4th tapestry commenced. OHS – sitting height, light conditions Sample, observation
5. Production of 4th tapestry continued. Sample
6. Production of 4th tapestry continued. Sample
7. Production of 4th tapestry completed and evaluated.
Process documented.
 Technical folder
8. Production of 4th tapestry commenced, designed from project brief. OHS requirements observed.Sample completed 
9. Production of 5th tapestry continued. Sample
10 Production of 5th tapestry continued. Sample
11. Production of 5th tapestry completed and evaluated. Process documented Technical folder
12. Production of 5th tapestry commenced, designed from project brief. OHS requirements observed. Sample
13. Production of 5th tapestry continued. Sample
14. Production of 5th tapestry continued. Sample
15. Production of 5th tapestry completed and evaluated. Process documented Completed sample, technical folder
16.Completion of tapestries, presentation and mounting.

Required documentation and presentation completed
 Tapestry samples.
Technical file containing documentation.
Folio of finished tapestries.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment


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 documentation of design and weaving processes.

Three final woven design products – chosen from the following categories –
1. Research and sampling of Historical tapestry techniques chosen from Coptic, Mediaeval, Classical or primitive weaving styles.
2. Design and sampling of a tapestry commission for a specific space, public or private.
3. A miniature tapestry.
4. A shaped tapestry.
5. A tapestry artwork (exhibition piece) of own design.
Twenty hours weaving on a Community tapestry constituting work integrated learning may be substituted for one of these categories.

The technical folder will count as 10 percent of the overall mark and the woven work as 90 percent. This will be a qualitative assessment of work produced, as  a percentage mark cannot be attributed to individual projects that vary in scale, detail and conceptual attributes.

Students will be expected to undertake in class discussion of the medium and communicate methods and production of final work.
Assessment on OHS
Setting up of workspace with attention to OHS requirements and awareness of safety factors when working with others.

Assessment Matrix

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