Course Title: Identify fibres and fabrics
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2011
Course Code: VART5902C
Course Title: Identify fibres and fabrics
School: 350T Fashion & Textiles
Campus: Brunswick Campus
Program: C6082 - Advanced Diploma of Textile Design and Development
Course Contact : Julia Raath
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925201
Course Contact Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Sue Scott email@example.com Office 513.02.07 phone 92599208
Nominal Hours: 50
Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
Students must ensure they are enrolled in MKTG5756C Identify Fibres Yarns and Textiles concurrently .
This is a core unit
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
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, practical workshops and preparation of folio of samples, consisting of fibres, yarns and fabrics.
Week 1 Introduction. Overview/discussion of different staple/filament fibres and fabric constructions. View
Clothing Fibres DVD. OHS requirements. Property definitions to be researched.
Week 2 Create a fibre classification chart. Introduction to Wool and its uses. Fleece types and uses. Fibre
Week 3 Types of Animal Fibres and their uses. Fibre samples. Discuss and demonstrate property definitions.
Week 4 Production of Silk, properties and uses. View Splendour of Silk. Fibre samples.
Week 5 Plant fibres (cellulose) Types and properties, add information to fibre property chart. Fibre samples.
Review Animal fibre samples which will form part of folio.
Week 6 Paper making.
Week 7 Regenerated and Synthetic fibres. Types and properties, add to fibre property chart. Uses of fibres. Samples. Review Plant
fibre samples which will form part of folio.
Week 8 Identify fibres, using microscope, burning and other methods. Complete Fibre Identification chart.
Week 9 Spinning processes Worsted, woollen, cotton systems, staple and filament spinning. Identify fancy yarns.
Calculate tex of selected yarns Complete quiz What fibre is that?
Week 10 Different types of weaves using paper. Review regenerated and synthetic samples which will form part of
Week 11 Examine woven samples of fabrics. Include Pile, jacquard etc
Week 12 Weft Knit Use needles and other methods. Examine samples. Review woven samples which will form part of
Week 13 Warp knits discuss and examine samples of fabric. Allocate Fabric Library topics
Week 14 Non woven fabrics different processes. Introduction to felting. Felt a sample. Felting research assignment
Review Knitted samples which will form part of folio.
Week 15 Felt making. Make a scarf or bag.
Week 16 Fabric library presentations. Power Point presentation of Fabric Library.
E.P.G.Gohl and L. D. Vilensky, Textiles for Modern Living
Clothing Fibres - DVD
Splendid Silk - DVD
Nylon - DVD
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 time and participate in formal assessment tasks.
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 not be graded higher than a PASS.
PLEASE NOTE: work that has not been authenticated during class as your own work will not be considered for assessment.
Ungraded assessment tasks - All five assessment tasks must be completed to a satisfactory level to be deemed competent for this course.
1. Fibre/Fabric Property definitions. (Ungraded) Research a given fibre/fabric property and prepare class presentation.
2. Fibre identification chart. (Ungraded) Complete a chart using a variety of methods to identify fibres.
3. Felting assignment. (Ungraded) Select a related felt making topic, prepare a report and upload as a wikki on blackboard.
Graded assessment tasks - Once five assessment tasks are completed to a satisfactory level and you have been deemed competent for this course assessment tasks 4 & 5 will be graded and you may be eligible to receive a grade of credit to high distinction based on the work presented .
4. Fabric Library presentation. (Graded) Research required information relevant to allocated fabrics and present in the form
of a power point presentation
5. Sample Folio. (Graded) Folio of relevant samples collected during class by students. Samples to be clearly labelled.
Folio will be reviewed at intervals according to weekly planner.
Research wikki (ungraded)
|Identify fibres and fabrics.||X||X||X||X|
|Describe fabric construction processes.||X||X||X|
|Describe qualities of fabrics.||X||X||X||X|
|Determine uses of fabrics.||X||X||X||X|
This unit may be assessed independently or in combination with other relevant units.
Students will be advised in advance of multiple unit assessment.
Students must comply with OHS policies and procedures.
Students must wear closed toe strudy shoes in all studios and workshops.
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