Course Title: Identify fibres and fabrics

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

Course Code: VART5902C

Course Title: Identify fibres and fabrics

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C6086 - Advanced Diploma of Fashion and Textiles Merchandising

Course Contact : Barbara Kuczuk , Henry Orlinski, Mary Zbierski-West

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9195

Course Contact Email:barbara.kuczuk@rmit.edu.au henry.orlinski@rmit.edu.au mary.zbierski-west@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Barbara Kuczuk barbara.kuczuk@rmit.edu.au
Henry Orlinski henry.orlinski@rmit.edu.au
Mary Zbierski-West mary.zbierski-west@rmit.edu.au

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 course requires the application of skills associated with problem solving to identify types and characteristics of textiles (fibres, yarns and fabrics) and to understand textile processing methods. Learning and self management skills are required to apply knowledge of textiles, and communication skills are used to explain and describe information about textile properties. Teaching will cover fibres, yarns and textiles materials commonly used in the construction of garments and accessories and how they are used in textiles production processes.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTCL2003B Identify fibres and fabrics

Element:

1. Identify fibres and fabrics
2. Describe fabric construction processes
3. Describe qualities of fabrics
4. Determine uses of fabrics

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Fibres used in the clothing industry are identified.
1.2 Methods of identifying fibres are identified

1.3 Fabrics used in the clothing industry are identified
1.4 Generic and trade names for fibres and fabrics are identified


2.1 Fibres used in construction of a variety of fabrics are identified

2.2 Construction processes of fabrics are described


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


4.1 Common uses of fabrics are identified

4.2 Fabrics used in the workplace are identified


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

 Observe and investigate fibre, yarn and fabric characteristics (Problem solving)
 Research, collect and analyse data on fabrics and their uses (Planning and organising)
 Group discussion on fibre, yarn and fabric qualities (Teamwork)
 Work in a group to brainstorm and provide feedback on fabric findings (Teamwork and initiative and enterprise)
 Use technology to prepare assignments (Communication and technology)
 Use Self evaluation quizzes (Learning)
 Use On-line activities (Technology)
 Use technology to present findings of research (Communication and technology)
 Design appropriate format for assignments (Initiative and enterprise)


Teaching Schedule

Week BeginningSession – Topic
Learning Activity
ELEMENT
Performance Criteria
Employability SkillAssessment Tasks - EVIDENCE
8 February








 ►Introduction and explanation of course
►OH&S practices discussed
►Types of fibres – check labels, samples, visual inspection
► Generic names and trade names
►Methods of fibre identification – burn tests, microscopic examination and chemical tests
 1.1 Fibres used in the clothing industry are identified.
1.2 Methods of identifying fibres are identified
1.4 Generic and trade names for fibres and fabrics are identified
  
15 February  Cellulosic fibres  1.1  
22 February  Protein fibres  1.1  
1 March  Regenerated fibres  1.1, 1.4  
8 March  Synthetic fibres, Special fibres  1.1, 1.4  
15 March  REVISION►
Discuss FABRIC RESEARCH ASSIGNMENT , provide names of fabrics to be researched
 1.1, 1.4  
22 March  IN CLASS WRITTEN ASSESSMENT 1    
29 March  Semester break PURCHASE FABRICS! ►Communicate ideas and information

 IN CLASS WRITTEN ASSESSMENT 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.4
6 April 09 (Easter Monday 5 April, Easter Tuesday 6 April ) BRING FABRICS TO CLASS  ►Weaves

 DESCRIBE FABRIC CONSTRUCTION PROCESSES
2.2 Construction processes of fabrics are described
  
12 April  ►Knitting theory: weft and warp knits
►Other fabrications - theory: non wovens
 2.2  
19 April  ►Knitting theory: weft and warp knits
►Other fabrications - theory: non wovens


 2.2  
26 April SUBMIT FABRICATIONS FOLIO  ►Fabric, physical and visual qualities: firmness, softness, handle, weight, grain, gauge, drape, porosity, covering power, count, light penetration, colours, textures, patterns, right side/wrong side
►Identifying staple and filament fibres in a fabric
 2.1 Fibres used in construction of a variety of fabrics are identified
DESCRIBE QUALITIES OF FABRICS
3.1 Physical qualities of fabrics are described
3.2 Visual qualities of fabrics are described
 ►Collect, analyse and organise information
►Use mathematical ideas and techniques
►Solve problems
►Use technology
►Self management: plan, organize and meet deadlines
 SUBMIT FABRICATIONS FOLIO 2.2
3 May  Fabric research assignment:
100% fibre fabric and blends
► bias, stretch, fraying, feel, handle, shrinkage
 DETERMINE USES OF FABRICS
4.1 Common uses of fabrics are identified
  
10 May  POWERPOINT PRESENTATION
  ►Communicate ideas and information
►Plan and organise activities
►Work with others and in teams
►Solve problems
►Use technology
►Self management: plan, organize and meet deadlines
 PPT PRESENTATION ON FABRIC RESEARCH
3.1, 3.2, 4.1
17 May  ►Special fabrics  4.2 Fabrics used in the workplace are identified  
24 May  ►Collation of fabrics – bring fabric folio
Review of fabrics names and construction methods
 1.3 Fabrics used in the clothing industry are identified
2.1, 4.2
 ►Collect, analyse and organise information
 
31 May  STUDENT ASSESSMENT WEEK
IN CLASS WRITTEN ASSESSMENT 2
  ►Solve problems
►Communicate ideas and information
 IN CLASS WRITTEN ASSESSMENT 2 - fabric identification, fabric construction identification and construction theory
1.3, 2.1, 4.2
7 June  TEACHER ASSESSMENT WEEK
Feedback and maintenance
   
14 June  Term Break    
21 June  Term Break    
28 June  Term Break
   


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

Texts with catalogue number 677 and 746.92 to 746.92092
Parker, J 2000 All about Cotton. 6th printing, Rain City Publishing, Washington
Parker, J 2000 All about Wool. 6th printing, Rain City Publishing, Washington
Parker, J 2000 All about Silk. 6th printing, Rain City Publishing, Washington
Kadolph, S 2007 Textiles. 10th edition, Prentice Hall, U.S.A.:
Hardingham, M 1978 Illustrated Dictionary of fabrics, Cassel & Collier Macmillan Publishers Ltd., London


Other Resources

Check library for DVDs and  Videos on textiles


Overview of Assessment

The student will be required to (1) organise a fabrications folio (2) give a PowerPoint presentation on fabric research and (3) demonstrate knowledge by performing two written assessments in class.


Assessment Tasks

Assessment Tasks: The student will be required to

(1) organise a fabrications folio : 20 marks

(2) give a PowerPoint presentation on fabric research: 20 marks

(3) demonstrate knowledge by performing TWO written assessments in class: 30 marks x 2 = 60 marks

 


Assessment Matrix

Elements In Class Written Assessment 1 Construction folio Fabric research In Class Written Assessment 2
1.1 Y   
1.2 Y   
1.3    Y
1.4 Y   
2.1    Y
2.2  Y  
3.1   Y 
3.2   Y 
4.1   Y 
4.2    Y

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