Course Title: Design and produce woven products

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

Course Code: VART5916C

Course Title: Design and produce woven 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 9925 9171

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


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

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 woven products to meet a specified design brief.
 

The student will have completed LMTTD4003A Produce woven textile samples before enrolling into this class.

 

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:

LMTTD5003A Design and produce woven products

Element:

Develop woven 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 woven design for feedback.
1.4 Feedback is received and design adjusted accordingly.
1.5 Design is confirmed for production.

Element:

Evaluate design and production processes

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 and pattern developed to achieve specifications
2.4 Materials, tools and equipment required for production are selected and prepared.

Element:

Plan production of woven design sample

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Workstation, tools and equipment are set up according to specifications for work.
3.2 Yarns to be woven are checked against quality standards.
3.3 Weaving techniques are undertaken to meet design specifications for sample and according to OH&S practices.
3.4 Woven sample is checked to ensure quality standards are met including testing for accuracy of pattern repeat, colour or placement, and yarn suitability

Element:

Produce woven design sample

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Woven sample is assessed against design specifications, pattern and design brief.
4.2 Weaving 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

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Details of Learning Activities

This is a studio based course covering both theory and practical aspects of designing and producing woven textiles.
Individual and group projects will be undertaken in a simulated industry environment.


Teaching Schedule

TERM 1 - TEACHING SCHEDULE
Develop Personal Workplan
Overview of course module
Identify Relevant personnel
OH&S induction
Materials & equipment briefing
Library and References, Magazines/Catalogues etc.

Project 1 - Weave design using studio CAD Program
1 Introduction to CAD Program specific to design based weave studio
2 Development of 8 shaft weave designs using studio CAD Program
3 Weave design using studio CAD Program

Project 2 - Technical Project
4 Technical Project – 8 shaft & multiple warp weaves. Equipment briefing
5 Technical Project – 8 shaft & multiple warp weaves -
6 Technical Project – 8 shaft & multiple warp weaves
7 Technical Project – 8 shaft & multiple warp weaves

Project 3 - Design & Technical Project
8 Design & Technical Project
CO-ORDINATING RANGE (Interiors) Industry Brief.  Analyse elements of design. Interpret design requirements and specifications.
ASSESSMENT: TECHNICAL PROJECT (Project 2)

9 Design & Technical Project
CO-ORDINATING RANGE (Interiors) Industry Brief
Analyse designs to identify methods of improvement

10 Design & Technical Project
CO-ORDINATING RANGE (Interiors) Industry Brief
Sample is assessed against design specifications and design brief

11 Design & Technical Project
CO-ORDINATING RANGE (Interiors) Industry Brief
Students continue to develop samples for Industry brief
Undertake weaving techniques to meet design specifications

12 Design & Technical Project
CO-ORDINATING RANGE (Interiors) Industry Brief.  Analyse final designs.
13 Design & Technical Project. CO-ORDINATING RANGE (Interiors). Industry Brief - Develop woven samples & storyboards to communicate design direction
14 Design & Technical Project.CO-ORDINATING RANGE (Interiors. Industry Brief. Presentation of project.

ASSESSMENT: DESIGN & TECHNICAL PROJECT (CO-ORDINATING RANGE) (This Design & Technical Project will be jointly assessed with LMTTD5008A Develop Textile Designs & Specifications)

15 Project 4 - Industry Research Report. Students contact suppliers & producers and obtain quotes, delivery times etc. for supplies of equipment and materials

16 Industry Research Report. Exercise: students obtain quotes, delivery times etc. for supplies of equipment and materials & compile a class document
ASSESSMENT: INDUSTRY RESEARCH REPORT DUE

TERM 2 - TEACHING SCHEDULE

1 Identify Relevant personnel. Develop Personal Workplan.
Introduction to Project 5- Technical Project – Double Weave. Equipment Briefing
2 Technical Project – Double Weave. Doubleweave how to design for double weave and multiple layer fabrics
3 Technical Project – Double Weave. Combining layers & interchange
4 Technical Project – Double Weave. Designing doubleweave blocks
5 Technical Project – Double Weave. Combined different ratios - how to prepare warps, threadings & sleying sequences
6 Technical Project – Double Weave. Stitched Double Weave

7 Project 6 - Costings & Production Planning. Specification Sheet - how to complete specification sheets for production and technical planning
ASSESSMENT: TECHNICAL PROJECT - DOUBLE WEAVE DUE
8 Costings & Production Planning. Identifying equipment, tools and materials for planning production. Refer to specification sheet to plan materials, tools & equipment for production project (following weeks). COSTINGS & PRODUCTION PLANNING REPORT DUE

9 Project 7 - Final Production Project. Plan production & equipment briefing. Students design warp & prepare timeline & calculations
10 Final Production Project. Refining design and technical details for production
11 Final Production Project. Analysis of design against sample testing
12 Final Production Project. Planning for a finished length
13 Final Production Project. Assess samples against design specifications & design brief.
14 Final Production Project. Undertake weaving to meet design specifications. Continue weaving production length
15 Final Production Project. Production is carried out according to design specifications and design brief
16 Final Production Project. Production is finalised & Presentation of Submission to a Panel. ASSESSMENT: FINAL PRODUCTION PROJECT DUE


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

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 materials:
Scissors, Calculator, Graph Paper (5mm squares), Tape Measure, Ruler, Pen, Pencils, Red FineMarker Pen,
Threading Hook, Reed Hook, 2 Shuttle Sticks, Notebook, A4 Folder, A4 Plastic Inserts


Overview of Assessment

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, exercises completed in class, exercises completed outside class times, producing of a folio of woven designs 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.

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 incur penalties.


Assessment Tasks

Details of Assessment Tasks and grading will be provided in class

Folio: Students submit a folio of woven samples.
Technical Workbook: Students record all documentation of processes and technical specifications in a workbook.
Checklist: Students are observed throughout the semester on their knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety requirements of the weave studio. Assessment of successful completion of particular class exercises are also recorded on a checklist (students will be advised at the beginning of the semester)
Class Document:  The research component for this elective involves individual research into products and services available in the woven textiles industry. This information is compiled into a class document.


Assessment Matrix

ELEMENTPERFORMANCE CRITERIAFOLIO

TECHNICAL WORKBOOK

CHECKLISTCLASS
DOCUMENT
1 Develop woven 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 woven design for feedback.
1.4 Feedback is received and design adjusted accordingly.
1.5 Design is confirmed for production.
XX  
2 Plan production of woven design sample 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 and pattern developed to achieve specifications
2.4 Materials, tools and equipment required for production are selected and prepared.
XXX X
3 Produce woven design sample 3.1 Workstation, tools and equipment are set up according to specifications for work.
3.2 Yarns to be woven are checked against quality standards.
3.3 Weaving techniques are undertaken to meet design specifications for sample and according to OH&S practices.
3.4 Woven sample is checked to ensure quality standards are met including testing for accuracy of pattern repeat, colour or placement, and yarn suitability
 XX 
4 Evaluate design and production processes4.1 Woven sample is assessed against design specifications, pattern and design brief.
4.2 Weaving 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.
 XX  

Other Information

This unit is delivered concurrently with two other units:

LMTTD5008A  Develop Textile Designs & Specifications

LMTTD5007A Develop Textile Designs using Computer based design programs

Students are strongly advised to enrol in the above two units concurrently with this unit.

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