Course Title: Design and produce woven products

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

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

Rachel Halton       
Tel. +61 3 9925 9158
 rachel.halton@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 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:

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

Element:

Evaluate design and production processes

Performance Criteria:

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

Element:

Plan production of woven design sample

Performance Criteria:

3.1Workstation, tools and equipment are set up according to specifications for work.
3.2Yarns to be woven are checked against quality standards.
3.3Weaving techniques are undertaken to meet design specifications for sample and according to OH&S practices.
3.4Woven 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:

4.1Woven sample is assessed against design specifications, pattern and design brief.
4.2Weaving faults are identified and design or production problems recognised
4.3Design is analysed and evaluated to identify opportunities for improvement
4.4Production process is evaluated to identify opportunities for improvement.
4.5Process 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.
The learning and assessment is delivered as an integrated learning program reflecting industry practices. Students should be enrolled in a total of three units as listed below to maximise their learning outcomes in the specialised area of textile development.
This course is delivered concurrently with the following units
LMTTD5008A Develop textile designs and specifications (VART5912C)
LMTTD5007A Develop textile designs using computer based design programs (ISYS7569C)
Individual and group projects will be undertaken in a fully equipped weave studio using both sample and production dobby looms, the studio is a simulated industry environment.


Teaching Schedule

Weeks 1 - 9
Project 1 - PROJECT WEARABLES
Overview of course module - studio & equipment briefing OH&S induction
Project / Botanica / Produce a series of textile samples
Explore personal imagery / develop individual colour palette / explore and investigate material possibilities to Develop a range of technical textile
samples and explore further variations on weave techniques to interpret personal design imagery into a range of design swatches.
Develop communication tools and develop designs for a series of swatches for the wearables market.

Weeks 9-16
Project 2 - DESIGN A COLLECTION OF SWATCHES
Explore a range of individual approaches to develop a collection of doubleweave swatches for the contemporary homewares market.
Design a colour palette and develop individual approaches to design for woven swatches. Interpret design imagery and confirm production requirements.
Swatches will co-ordinate with jacquard designs developed in ’develop textile designs using computer based design programs’


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

The Structure of Weaving, Ann Sutton

Ideas in Weaving, Ann Sutton

On Weaving, Anni Albers
The Handweaver’s Pattern Directory, Anne Dixon

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
Textiles and Fashion, Jenny Udale
ETN Textile Forum (Germany)
Craft Arts (Australia)
FibreArts
Shuttle, Spindle and Dyepot (USA)
Doubleweave on 4 - 8 Shafts, Ursina Arn-Grischott
Mastering Weave Structures, Sharon Alderman
A weavers book of 8 shaft patterns, Carol Strickler
8 / 12 / 20 An Introduction to Multishaft Weaving, Kathryn Wertenberger
The Complete Book of Drafting for Handweavers, Madelyn van der Hoogt
Weave and Pattern Drafting, John Tovey
Virginia West Swatch Book, Virginia West
Damask and Opphamta, Lillemor Johansson
Woven Structure and Design, Doris Goerner
Pattern and Loom, John Becker
Exploring Multishaft Design, Bonnie Inouye
A Weaver’s Memoir, Jack Lenor Larsen
Linen Handspinning and Weaving, Patricia Baines


References

Paul O'Connor, doubleweave notes, http://www.haven2.com/proc/index.html
Gunta Stolzl, Dessau Fabrics, Bauhaus, http://www.guntastolzl.org/Works/Bauhaus-Dessau-1925-1931/Dessau-Fabrics/1542293_G7RgS#93299234_UFsiu
Wallace and Sewell, UK Weavers, http://www.wallacesewell.com/
KVADRAT, http://www.kvadratmaharam.com/


Other Resources

You must bring the following equipment  to each class:
scissors, calculator, tape measure, ruler, pen, pencils, threading Hook,
Reed Hook, Shuttle Sticks. Notebook, A4 Ring Binder, 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

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

Folio of Samples: Students submit a folio of woven 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 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


Assessment Matrix

Element                                                                        Performance  Criteria                                                                                                                  Folio of Samples   Observational Checklist       Technical File          
1 Develop woven product design1.1 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.
x x
2 Plan production of woven design sample2.1 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
3 Produce woven design sample3.1 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.
x x

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.

 

Study and learning Support:
Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to all RMIT students.
Services offered by SLC to support numeracy and literacy skills of the students are:
- Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
- Maths and science developmental support and advice
- English language development
Please refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre to find more information about Study and Learning Support.


Disability Liaison Unit:
Students with disability or long-term medical condition should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete their studies.
Please refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/disability to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit.


Late submission:
Students requiring extensions for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) must complete and lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. The student will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgement as to whether the extension has been granted.
Students seeking an extension of more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days after the official due date.
Assignments submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.

Special consideration:
Please refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=riderwtscifm to find more information about special consideration.
Plagiarism:
Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University.
Please refer: www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity to find more information about plagiarism.
 

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