Course Title: Design and produce woven products
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2015
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:firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Rachel Halton (03) 9925 9158 email@example.com
Nominal Hours: 120
Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
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
Develop woven product design
1.1 Design requirements and specifications are interpreted from brief and elements of design are analysed.
Plan production of woven design sample
2.1 Technical aspects of production are identified
Produce woven design sample
3.1 Workstation, tools and equipment are set up according to specifications for work.
Evaluate design and production processes
4.1 Woven sample is assessed against design specifications, pattern and design brief.
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 woven textiles. The learning and assessment is delivered as an integrated learning program reflecting industry practices.
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.
|WEEK / ACTIVITY||
|Weeks 1 - 9 |
Project 1 - PROJECT WEARABLES
Overview of course module - studio & equipment briefing OH&S induction
|1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.2, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.5||1.1,1.2,2.1,2.2,2.3,3.1,3.2,4.1|
|1/ Design and Produce a series of technical swatches, analyse the results and design & produce a collection of professionally designed and produced swatches.
2/ Prepare a warp from a selection of yarns, wind a warp to the required length, set up a loom and weave a series of 8-16 shaft weave structures. You will weave (8) Technique Swatches and (6) final Design Swatches.
3/ Expanding upon basic techniques you will learn how to combine and vary threading, tie-up/pegplans to achieve a wide range of possibilities in designing for weave. The outcomes to be explored are for wearables.
4/ Expand on research and think design for engineered garments, panels, combinations of print/weave or knit/weave, stitch/embellishment etc. You will be designing for a range of garments not just different fabrics for one style of garment.
5/ Explore personal imagery / develop individual colour palette / explore and investigate material possibilities to Develop a range of technical textile samples.
6/ Prepare warp and develop personal colour palette to design and produce final range of swatches.
7/ Develop communication tools and develop designs for a series of swatches for the wearables market.
8/ The finished designs will be professionally presented & accompanied by all sample specifications and technical information and appropriate imagery/text to describe the end use for the fabric including any design requirements for production.
9/ Presentation of final concepts accompanied by LookBook and/or communication boards, visual diary images, sketches, drawings and croquis to communicate the design concept.
|WEEK / ACTIVITY||LMTTD5003A||LMTGN3002B|
|Weeks 9-16 |
Project 2 - TECHNICAL DOUBLEWEAVE COLLECTION
|2.1, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5||5.1,5.2,5.3,5.4,6.1,6.2,7.1,7.2|
9/ Theory – Introduction to Double-weave. Develop an individual block design for a two block double-weave. Design individual warp for double weave. Calculate quantities of yarn for warp.
10/ Explore a range of individual approaches to develop a collection of double-weave swatches for the contemporary home-wares market. Prepare and dress loom. Theory: Tie-Up combinations for double-weave.
11/ Design a colour palette and develop individual approaches to design for woven swatches. Interpret design imagery and confirm production requirements.
12/ Techniques include: design for a colour block warp, weft/warp interchange, tubular double-weave,
13/ Develop a range of samples using combinations of yarns and using multiple wefts to produce double weave fabrics. Combining layers through colour & loom controlled techniques. Weaving folds, double-width weaving, multiple tubular weave, multi-layer double-weave.
14/ Swatches will co-ordinate with jacquard designs developed in the Unit "Develop textile designs using computer based design programs".
15/ Prepare communication board illustrating the end use possibilities for your most successful sample.
16/ Present communication board, technical file and swatches.
Please Note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the order is subject to change.
The Structure of Weaving, Ann Sutton
Ideas in Weaving, Ann Sutton
On Weaving, Anni Albers
The Techniques of Rug Weaving, Peter Collingwood
Paul O'Connor, doubleweave notes, http://www.haven2.com/proc/index.html
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.
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.
Communication Tools _ Visual Diary/Lookbook/Design Croquis: The final Design Swatches may be made into a Swatchbook/Lookbook or individually mounted using headers including: Season eg. SS/15 aw/14 & Design Name/Number / Application / end use / Type of product you are designing for / Colour chips / Yarn wrap) / Fibre type / Design restrictions (size / repeat / scale) / Fashion sketch/ Technical Flat / Ideas for embellishments (embroidery detailing, lasercut, etc.)
Observational Checklist: Assessment of successful completion of particular class exercises are also recorded on a checklist.
|Element||Performance Criteria||Folio of Samples||Observational Checklist||
|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.
|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.
|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
|4 Evaluate design and production processes||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.
Cover Sheet for Submissions:
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications
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.
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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