Course Title: Produce woven textile samples

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: VART5907C

Course Title: Produce woven textile samples

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 9925 9201

Course Contact Email:julia.raath@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Rachel Halton

Phone:  (03)  9925 9158

E:   rachel.halton@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 80

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

Students will undertake colour and design projects which will be applied into this practical / studio based course.

Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to perform weaving techniques to produce woven design samples.

The unit covers both the theory of weave structures (including traditional and non-traditional techniques) as well as giving students the hands on skills required to set up and operate a loom. 

Students will produce a range of samples suitable for use in commercial applications (interiors, fashion) as well as developing samples for the ’hand made’ studio based woven textiles marketplace.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTTD4003A Produce woven textile samples

Element:

Check quality of sample

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Completed sample is checked against design specifications and pattern to ensure quality standards are met
3.2 Weaving faults and production problems are identified and causes determined
3.3 Weaving process, technique and materials used are analysed to determine necessary modifications to weaving techniques, processes or patterns

Element:

Complete production process

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Weaving faults and production problems are rectified or sample is reproduced according to modifications
4.2 Woven sample is finished according to design specifications
4.3 Outcomes are examined with appropriate personnel and possible modifications to design are discussed and documented
4.4 Required documentation is completed

Element:

Interpret production requirements

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Design specifications and pattern for woven product are analysed and discussed with appropriate personnel to confirm production requirements
1.2 Desired effects of weaving are identified and appropriate weaving technique selected to achieve required outcome
1.3 Yarns, quantities and equipment are selected according to design requirements

Element:

Produce woven design sample

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Workstation, tools and equipment are set up according to specifications for work
2.2 Yarns to be woven are checked against quality standards
2.3 Weaving techniques are undertaken to meet design specifications for sample and according to OH&S practices
2.4 Weaving techniques and outcomes are monitored throughout to identify production faults.


Learning Outcomes


This studio based course gives students the opportunity through practical projects to demonstrate the following skills and knowledge:

  • analyse design specifications and interpret production requirements
  • produce woven sample according to design specifications
  • identify and address faults
  • make minor adjustments to equipment
  • monitor own work and conduct quality check of sample outcome


Details of Learning Activities

This is a studio based course covering both theory and practical aspects of producing woven textiles. 

Individual and group projects will be undertaken in a simulated industry environment.

Learning activities undertaken in this unit will contribute and form part of the technical submission

and eventual assessment for the unit Identify fibres yarns and textile materials.


Teaching Schedule

1

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Overview of course module. Materials & equipment briefing, Library and Reference Materials, Magazines/Catalogues etc.
Exercise: Colour: Introduction to woven fabrics and equipment, materials for weaving, looms, warping materials, shuttles and yarns.
Group Activity: Analyse fabric samples, plain weave, basket weave etc. Analyse yarns for weaving.
Exercise: Yarn wraps: Yarns suitable for weaving – warp & weft .  Students to prepare warps for Colour.
Warp preparation: Correct tension, preparation of the cross, changing colours
OH&S induction. OH&S for a Weave Studio.  

2

Loom Preparation: Preparing the Loom for Weaving, Warping, Threading, Sleying a Reed, Tie-on, Beginning Weaving
Theory: Reading a Weave Draft - Threading
Group Exercise: Produce woven samples (Plain Weave) & operate equipment
Theory: Reading a Weave Draft - Tie-Ups for different weave structures

 
3

Group exercise: Produce woven samples (Twill Weaves, Rib Weaves, Basketweave) & operate equipment
Theory: Reading a Weave Draft – Lifting Sequences (Treadlings) for different weave structures

Exercise: Colour: The theory of weave structures and their effect on colour in woven textiles.
Theory: Complete a Drawdown

 
4

Exercise: Colour: The theory of weave structures (Satin/Sateen Weave) and their effect on colour in woven textiles.

Weaving & Finishing: Appropriate Finishing Techniques for Woven Fabrics.
Theory: Complete a Drawdown

Folio of Samples

Observational Checklist

Technical File

5

Exercise: Produce a Range of Textile Samples.
Theory: Yarns for weaving - their characteristics and relationship to balance/sett in weave structures
Group exercise: Prepare warp and dress loom for Traditional Textile Samples

 
6Exercise: Produce a Range of Textile Samples
Theory: Introduction to Block Weaves (Bedford Cord, Honeycomb)
Group Exercise: Produce woven samples & operate equipment

 

7

Exercise: Produce a Range of Textile Samples
Theory: Crammed and Spaced Warps / Skip denting – Spaced Weaves - Warp Faced Weaves
Exercise: Produce a Range of Textile Samples
Theory: Mixed weaves from a point draft - warp and weft faced structures in the one fabric.

 
8

Exercise: Produce a Range of Textile Samples
Group Exercise: Produce woven samples & operate equipment

Group Exercise: Folio Review & Presentation

Folio of Samples

Observational Checklist

Technical File


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

The Structure of Weaving, Ann Sutton

Ideas in Weaving, Ann Sutton

On Weaving, Anni Albers

A Handweaver’s Pattern Book, Marguerite Porter Davison

The Handweaver’s Pattern Directory, Anne Dixon

Foundations of Weaving, Halsey & Youngman

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

The Ashford Book of Weaving for the Four Shaft Loom, Anne Field

Textiles and Fashion, Jenny Udale


References

www.Infomat.com (an online research service for the apparel and textiles industry)

www.craftaustralia.com.au (the national advocacy organisation for craft and design in Australia)

www.craftvic.asn.au (website of Craft Council of Victoria)

www.nationaldesigncentre.com

www.ngv.vic.gov.au (website of the National Gallery of Victoria)


Other Resources

Students are required to provide the following materials:

Lined Notebook

Folio (A4 Ring Binder Folder) & A4 sized Plastic Inserts

Scissors, Calculator, Graph Paper (5mm squares), Tape Measure, Ruler, Pen, Pencils & Eraser, Red FineMarker Pen,

Threading Hook, Reed Hook, 2 Shuttle Sticks (can be purchased from Class Teacher in first class)


Overview of Assessment

To achieve successful completion of this course students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of competency. 
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, producing a folio of woven samples 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.    Detailed information about grading and assessment will be provided in class.  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.


Assessment Tasks

There are three assessment tasks within this course:

Folio of Samples:  Submit a folio of woven samples.

Technical File:  Record all documentation of processes and technical specifications in a workbook.  This workbook is submitted at assessment periods during the Term and again at the end of Term.

Observational Checklist:  Students are observed during classes to ensure learning tasks are completed.  Feedback is provided from the supervisor.  Students are monitored throughout the Term on their knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety requirements of the weave studio.

Further detail regarding Competency and Graded Assessment of these tasks will be provided in class.


Assessment Matrix

 ELEMENT              PERFORMANCE CRITERIA                                                                                  FOLIO OF SAMPLES TECHNICAL FILE OBSERVATIONAL CHECKLIST
1 Interpret Production Requirements                                       1.1 Design specifications and pattern for woven product are analysed and discussed with appropriate personnel to confirm production requirements                                                                                                                              
1.2 Desired effects of weaving are identified and appropriate weaving technique selected to achieve required outcome
1.3 Yarns, quantities and equipment are selected according to design requirements
                                                X


X


                              
2 Produce woven design sample

2.1 Workstation, tools and equipment are set up according to specifications for work
2.2 Yarns to be woven are checked against quality standards
2.3 Weaving techniques are undertaken to meet design specifications for sample and according to OH&S practices
2.4 Weaving techniques and outcomes are monitored throughout to identify production faults

 

 

X

3 Check quality of sample 3.1 Completed sample is checked against design specifications and pattern to ensure quality standards are met
3.2 Weaving faults and production problems are identified and causes determined
3.3 Weaving process, technique and materials used are analysed to determine necessary modifications to weaving techniques, processes or patterns

 X

  X
 4 Complete production process4.1 Weaving faults and production problems are rectified or sample is reproduced according to modifications
4.2 Woven sample is finished according to design specifications
4.3 Outcomes are examined with appropriate personnel and possible modifications to design are discussed and documented
4.4 Required documentation is completed
 X

 X

 

Other Information

This course is run in a workshop environment, to comply with Occupational Health & Safety standards students are required to wear sturdy footwear with covered toe protection.

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