Course Title: Identify fibres and fabrics

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2011

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:mandy.penton@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Sandie Benson  sandra.benson@rmit.edu.au  99259136

Sue Scott  sue.scott@rmit.edu.au   99259208

Nominal Hours: 50

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

None

Course Description

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

Element:

1. Identify fibres and fabrics 

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Fibres used in clothing industry are identified.
1.2 Methods of identifying fibres are identified.
1.3 Fabrics used in clothing industry are identified
1.4 Generic and trade names for fibres and fabrics are identified.

Element:

2. Describe fabric construction processes

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Fibres used in construction of a variety of fabrics are identified
2.2 Construction processes of fabrics are described

Element:

3. Describe qualities of fabrics

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Physical qualities of fabrics are described.
3.2 Visual qualities of fabrics are described.

Element:

4. Determine uses of fabrics

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Common uses of fabrics are identified.
4.2 Fabrics used in workplace are identified.


Learning Outcomes


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

Lectures and Tutorials. Learning will be a combination of both theory and practical components. Lectures will occur every second week and tutorials every week.


Teaching Schedule

LECTURES
4/7/2011 Introduction to unit. Assessment Requirements. Introduction to Fibres. Staple/ filament yarn Overview Knit / Weave fabric / Non Woven Overview

18/7/2011 Weave plain, twill, satin, sateen. Jacquard and Pile.
1/8/2011 Knits Weft and Warp

15/8/2011 Non-Wovens
29/8/2011 Natural Fibres: Animal & Plant Fibres
12/9/2011 Regenerated & Synthetic Fibres
10/10/2011 Spun yarns
24/10/2011 Revision


TUTORIALS
Week 2 View Clothing Fibres Video. Staple/ filament yarn samples Knit / Weave fabric samples
Hand out Property Definitions for research 1 hour out of class work required


Week 3 Prepare for paper weaving Visit to weaving shed
Present Property Definitions
Hand Out Fibre/Fabric Research Assignment 2 hour out of class work required.

 Week 4 &5 Weave main types using paper. Inspect materials and identify types of weave. plain, twill, satin, sateen. Jacquard and Pile. 2 hour out of class work required .

Week 6 Discuss different types of Knits Weft Knitting Identify different types of Knitted fabrics 1 hour out of class work required

Week 7 Discuss different types of Knits Warp Identify different types of Knitted fabrics 1 hour out of class work required

Week 8 Discuss types of Non-Wovens and end uses. Make a piece of felt
Introduction of Fabric Folio 1 hour out of class work required


Week 9 Class presentation of Fibre/ Fabric research Assignment.


Week 10 & 11 Natural Fibres: Animal, Plant Fibres, View Silk video 2 hour out of class work required

Week 12 View Nylon Video and coleect samples of : Man-made fibres (Regenerated) Lactron, Ingeo, Soysilk, Bamboo, Viscose, cupro, modal (polynosic).
Acetates: Acetate and triacetate Properties
Man-made (Synthetic) fibres : Nylon, polyester, acrylics & elastomeric. 1 hour out of class work required

TERM BREAK

Week 13 View Cotton DVD Spun yarns – Production systems for Cotton: Ring/ Open end spinning.  Wool: Woollen & Worsted. Multifilament/ Threads.
S & Z twists Calculation of Tex 1 hour out of class work required. Fabric folio fabric samples to be finalised and samples to be weighed.

Week 14 Fabric Folio Oral Presentation 2 hour out of class work required

Week 15 Fabric Folio Oral Presentation plus Revision 1 hour out of class work required

Week 16 Demonstrate knowledge of Fibres and Fabrics


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

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
Julie Parker, All about Cotton
Julie Parker, All about Silk
Julie Parker, All about Wool
Martin Hardingham, Illustrated Dictionary of Fabrics


Other Resources

A4 folder with lined paper. Pick glass


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.


Assessment Tasks

Ungraded assessment tasks - All four assessment tasks must be completed to a satisfactory level to be deemed competent for this course. 
Task 1 Fibre / Fabric Property Definitions Research a given fibre / fabric property and present findings.
Task 2 Fibre/Fabric (Generic & Trade names) are identified, researched and presented in the form of a Power Point Presentation.
Graded assessment tasks - Once four assessment tasks are completed to a satisfactory level and you have been deemed competent for this course assessment tasks 3 & 4 will be graded and you may be eleigible to recieve a grade of credit to high distinction based on the work presented .
Task 3 Fabric Folio Oral Presentation of collated fabrics & yarns, research covering the construction process, physical, visual qualities and end uses.
Task 4 Demonstrate knowledge of Fibres and Fabrics.


Assessment Matrix

ElementsDefinitions

Ungraded
Fibre/Fabric
Presentation PP
Ungraded
Fabric Folio Oral Presentation
Graded
Knowledge of Fibres & Fabrics
Graded
1. Identify Fibres and Fabrics XXXX
2. Describe Fabric construction processes. XXX
3. Describe qualities of fabrics.XXXX
4 Determine end uses of fabrics.  XXX

Other Information

Tasks that have not been authenticated in class as the student’s own work will not be considered for assessment.
All ungraded assessments must be completed to a competent standard to be eligible for grading and work that has not authenticated during class as your own will not be considered for assessment.
Regular attendance is necessary to demonstrate that you are competent at completing the following assessment tasks
Where there are multiple assessments for a single element the students must achieve competency in each assessment to be deemed competent. Only then can a graded result be given.

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