Course Title: Identify fibres and fabrics
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2009
Course Code: VART5902C
Course Title: Identify fibres and fabrics
School: 350T Fashion & Textiles
Campus: Brunswick Campus
Program: C5220 - Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology
Course Contact : Mandy Penton
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259202
Course Contact Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Sandy Benson - email@example.com
Merrilyn Partos -firstname.lastname@example.org
Nominal Hours: 50
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
This unit covers the skills and knowledge to identify fibres and fabrics commonly used in the construction of garments and accessories
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
LMTCL2003B Identify fibres and fabrics
1. Identify fibres and fabrics
1.1 Fibres used in clothing industry are identified.
2. Describe fabric construction processes
2.1 Fibres used in construction of a variety of fabrics are identified
3. Describe qualities of fabrics
3.1 Physical qualities of fabrics are described.
4. Determine uses of fabrics
4.1 Common uses of fabrics are identified.
In this unit you will be required to develop the skills and knowledge as it applies to identifying a wide range of fibres and fabrics used in the clothing industry. Fibres include natural and synthetic, and fabrics include knitted, woven and non-woven.
Details of Learning Activities
Blended learning, consisting of classroom activities and practical workshops.
Introduction to unit.
Introduction to Fibres.
View Clothing Fibres Video.
Give out Property Definitions
Staple/ filament yarn
Knit / Weave fabric
Natural Fibres: Animal
Plant Fibres, Cotton Video
Assignment Fibres Properties
Man-made fibres (Regenerated)
Lactron, Ingeo, Soysilk, Bamboo
Production methods – Viscose, cupro, modal (polynosic).
Acetates: Acetate and triacetate
Man-made (Synthetic) fibres :
Nylon, polyester, acrylics & elastomeric.
Summary chart of Fibre Properties and uses.
Students to present information on individual fibres
Hand Out Research Assignment
Methods of Identifying fibres.
Eg. Burning/ Microscope
Spun yarns – Production systems for Cotton: Ring/ Open end spinning
Wool: Woollen & Worsted.
S & Z twists
Calculation of Tex
Introduction of Fabric Folio
Week 8 & 9
Different types of weaving.
Weave main types using paper.
Inspect materials and identify types of weaves:- plain, twill, satin, sateen.
Inspect materials and identify types of weave. Jacquard and Pile.
Visit to weaving shed
Class presentation of Fabric research Assignment.
Discuss different types of Knits Weft
Discuss different types of Knits Warp
Discuss types of Non-Wovens and end uses.
Fabric Folio Oral Presentation
Demonstrate knowledge of Fibres and Fabrics
E.P.G. Gohl and L.D. Vilensky, Textiles for Modern Living
Anna L. Langford. Textiles Tenth Edition. Sara J Kadolph
The Textiles Institute, Textile Terms and Definitions
Anne Fritz, Consumer Textiles
Martin Hardingham, Illustrated Dictionary of Fabrics
Equipment: Pick glass. Folder and plastic pockets
Overview of Assessment
Detailed course and assessment requirements and information will be made available to you first week of class. Specific details will be explained to you during scheduled classes.
This course comprises both practical and theory components. You will be expected to attend and participate in class activities.
As well as class activities you will be required to undertake research and assessment practice outside of regular class times and participate in formal assessment tasks.
PLEASE NOTE: work that has not been authenticated during class as your own work will not be considered for assessment.
Tasks that have not been authenticated in class as the student’s own work will not be considered for assessment. Regular attendance is necessary to demonstrate that you can:
1. Fibre / Fabric Property Definitions 5% Research a given fibre / fabric property and prepare class presentation.
2. Fibre Properties 5% Students are required to investigate the properties of allocated fibre and share findings with the rest of the class.
3. Fibre Quiz & Identifying Fibres 10% Identify fibres using a variety of methods and complete quiz relating to all fibres studied.
4. Fibre/Fabric (Generic & Trade names) are identified, researched and presented in the form of a Power Point Presentation 20%
5. Fabric Library oral presentation. Research required information relevant to allocated fabrics covering the construction process, physical, visual qualities and end uses. Present in the form of a power point presentation. 20%
6. Demonstrate knowledge of Fibres and Fabrics studied. 40%
|Fibre Properties Table |
|Methods of Fibre Identification & Quiz |
|Fabric Folio Oral Presentation |
|Knowledge of Fibres & Fabrics
|1. Identify Fibres and Fabrics||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|2. Describe Fabric construction processes.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|3. Describe qualities of fabrics.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|4 Determine end uses of fabrics..||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
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