Course Title: Design and produce knitted textile products

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: VART5914C

Course Title: Design and produce knitted textile products

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:Julia.Raath@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff


Lavena.Coughlin@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 120

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

Pre-requisites: Students will have needed to complete  LMTTD4001A Produce Knitted Textile Samples

It is recommended that students are enrolled concurrently

LMTTD5008A Develop Textile Design and Specifications and LMTTD5007A Develop Textile Designs Using Computer Based Design Programs.

Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to develop designs and produce knitted textile products to meet a specified design brief.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTTD5001A Design and produce knitted textile products

Element:

1 Develop knitted textile product design

Performance Criteria:

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 knit design for feedback.
1.4 Feedback is received and design adjusted accordingly.
1.5 Design is confirmed for production.

Element:

2 Plan production of knitted design sample3 Produce knitted design sample

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Technical aspects of production are identified
2.2 Specification sheet is completed to guide production
2.3 Calculations are undertaken to determine material and yarn quantities
2.4 Knit pattern is developed
2.5 Materials, tools and equipment required for production are selected and prepared.

Element:

3 Produce knitted design sample

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Workstation, tools and equipment are set up according to specifications for work.
3.2 Yarns to be knitted are checked against quality standards.
3.3 Knitting techniques are undertaken to meet design specifications for sample and according to OH&S practices.
3.4 Knitted sample is checked to ensure quality standards are met
4.1 Knitted sample is assessed against design specifications, pattern and design brief.

Element:

4 Evaluate design and production processes

Performance Criteria:


4.2 Knit 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.


Learning Outcomes


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

  • analyse and interpret design brief
  • apply design processes to development of design
  • communicate design concepts
  • evaluate and modify designs
  • determine production requirements
  • produce knitted textile design product

Students will be required to demonstrate the following skills and knowledge:

  • organising work
  • completing tasks
  • identifying improvements
  • using workplace practices
  • using OH&S practices
  • recording and reporting accidents and incidents
  • assessing operational readiness of equipment used and work processes
  • recognising and adapting to cultural differences in the workplace, including modes of behaviour and interactions
  • completing work systematically with attention to detail without damage to goods and equipment


Details of Learning Activities

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

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


Teaching Schedule

Term 1
SessionLearning ActivityAssessment
1
  • Overview: Introduction of course and requirements
  • Occupational Health & Safety requirements in the Studio
  • Identify Relevant Personnel (Julia Raath, Lavena Coughlin)
  • Develop Personal Work Plan
  • Materials & equipment briefing, library and references
  • Present Technical Task 1:CARD 3 – Due Session 4
  • TECHNIQUES
    • Review all Singlebed pattern card techniques
    • Discuss and present methods for Pattern Variation

Observational Checklist Wk.2

 

Task 1 Due Session 4 as part of Technical Folder 

 2
  • Sourcing and Pricing of Yarns
  • Knitwear Designer Presentation
  • Continue with Technical Task 1
  • TECHNIQUES
    • Discuss and present further methods for Pattern Variation

Technical Folder – List of Yarn Suppliers, products and prices

Technical Folder - Write up of Knitwear Designer Presentation

Technical Folder - Samples and technical data

 3
  • Present Technical Task 2: Hand Manipulation and Experimental Techniques
  • Techniques:
    • Tension Changes
    • Pick ups/Lifted Stitches
    • Attaching pieces of knitting/Rehung stitches

Technical Task 2 Due Session 8 as part of Technical Folder

Technical Folder - Samples and technical data

 4
  • Present Hand Manipulation and Experimental Techniques:
    • Cables
    • Transferred Stitches

Technical Task 1 Due 

Technical Folder - Samples and technical data

 5
  • Present Hand Manipulation and Experimental Techniques:
    • Partial Knitting
    • Needles out of work
 Technical Folder - Samples and technical data
 6
  • Present Hand Manipulation and Experimental Techniques:
    • Twisted Stitches
    • Manual Weaving Manual Tucking
    • Wrapped and Woven Stitches
 Technical Folder - Samples and technical data
 7
  •  Complete Samples for Technical Task 2:Hand Manipulation and Experimental Techniques
 Technical Folder - Samples and technical data
  TERM BREAK - Students to complete Technical Task 2 
 8
  • Conversion of designs/croquis for Design Project 1 into knit structures.
  • Design and develop knit structures for Design Project 1 
  • Implement colour palette developed from Develop Textile Designs & Specifications. 

Technical Task 2 Due

Folio - Samples and technical data

Technical Folder - Samples and technical data 

 9
  • Students present design ideas and swatches to date to class for feedback
  • Design and develop knit structures for Design Project 1
 Folio - Samples and technical data

Technical Folder - Samples and technical data
 10
  • Students present design ideas and swatches to date to class for feedback
  • Design and develop knit structures for Design Project 1
 Folio - Samples and technical data

Technical Folder - Samples and technical data
 11
  • Review work to date for Design Project 1
  • Refine and select design ideas for further development
Folio - Samples and technical data

Technical Folder - Samples and technical data
 12
  •  Refine and finalise samples for Design Project 1
 Folio - Samples and technical data

Technical Folder - Samples and technical data
 13
  • Refine and finalise samples for Design Project 1
  • Students present ideas for presentation folio for Project 1.
  • Collate and prepare presentation folio for Project 1
Folio - Samples and technical data

Technical Folder - Samples and technical data
 14 Students submit and present Design Project 1

Design Project 2 Due: Folio, Technical Folder, Verbal Presentation

 15
  • Overview of Doublebed Machine.
  • Present Correct Machine set up and techniques for Doublebed Machine.
  • Present Technical Task 3: Doublebed Knit Structures
  • Techniques:
    • Casting on and off
    • Types of Rib
Technical Task 3 Due Term 2 Sesssion 4 as Technical Folder
 16
  • Review Correct Machine set up and techniques for Doublebed Machine.
  • TECHNIQUES
    • BX techniques on the Passap Machine
  • Present Design Project 2: Due Term 2, Session 8
 Technical Folder - Samples and technical data

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

An Illustrated Handbook of Machine Knitting – Janet Nabney (Library)

Designing Garments on the Knitting Machine _ Janet Nabney (Available class)

The Machine Knitting Book – John Allen (Library)

Hand Manipulated Stitches for Machine Knitters – Susan Guagliumi (Library)

The Machine Knitters Design Book Hazel Pope (Available class)

Machine Kitting – Injoo Kim & Ruth Burbank (Library)

Textile View magazine & any current journals and magazines (Library)

The Art of Knitting – Francoise Tellier-Loumagne (Library)

Knitwear in Fashion – Sandy Black (Library)

Pattern on the Knitting Machine – Ruth Lee (Library)

Designing a knitwear collection : from inspiration to finished garments - Donofrio-Ferrezza, Lisa (Library)

Textile VIEW, Magazine (Library)


References

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

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

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


Other Resources

Students are required to provide the following items:

Scissors, calculator, tape measure, ruler, pen, pencils, notebook, A4 Folder, A4 Plastic inserts, Larger Sized Pins, Tapestry Darning Needles, Yarn for projects.


Overview of Assessment

To achieve successful completion of this course students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of competency.

Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.

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 a workbook of samples, observational checklists completed by the class teacher during class exerices and verbal presentations.

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.


Assessment Tasks

Folio: Students must submit a folio of woven samples (these will be outcome of the Design Projects and will be assessed with LMTTD5008A Develop Textile Designs and Specifications).

Technical Workbook: Students record all documentation of processes and technical specifications in a workbook. This workbook will contain:
  • all work associated with Technical Tasks,
  • Learning samples and process documentation associated with Design Projects
  • Yarn Sourcing information
  • Write ups of Industry visits and presentations

Verbal Presentation: Students are required to give verbal presentations for Design Projects 1 & 2

Observation Checklist: Students are observed throughout the semester on their knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety requirements at the Knit Studio.


Assessment Matrix

ELEMENTPERFORMANCE CRITERIA FOLIOTECHNICAL WOKRBOOK

OBSERVATIONAL CHECKLIST

 1 Develop knitted 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 knit design for feedback.
1.4 Feedback is received and design adjusted accordingly.
1.5 Design is confirmed for production.

 x 
2 Plan production of knitted design sample2.1 Technical aspects of production are identified
2.2 Specificationsheet is completed to guide production
2.3 Calculations are undertaken to determine material and yarn quantities
2.4 Knit pattern is developed
2.5 Materials, tools and equipment required for production are selected and prepared.
 x x x
3 Produce knitted design sample3.1 Workstation, tools and equipment are set up according to specifications for work.
3.2 Yarns to be knitted are checked against quality standards.
3.3 Knitting techniques are undertaken to meet design specifications for sample and according to OHS practices.
3.4 Knitted sample is checked to ensure quality standards are met
  x x
4 Evaluate design and production processes 4.1 Knitted sample is assessed against design specifications, pattern and design brief.
4.2 Knit 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.
  x 

Other Information

This unit is run concurrently with two other units:

LMTTD5008A Develop Textile Designs and Specifications

LMTTD5007A Develop Textile Designs using Computer based design programs

Students are STRONGLY ADVISED to enrol in all the above units concurrently with this unit.

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