Course Title: Carpet Production

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Carpet Production

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350H Fashion & Textiles


Course Coordinator: Dr Rajiv Padhye

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

A specialist study of carpet manufacturing processes, including a section on computer aided manufacturing. It includes an introduction to carpet production; carpet fibres and yarns; treatment of carpet yams; speciality carpet manufacture; wilton; axminster; carpet tufting; tufted carpet styles and colouring tufted carpets.

Raw Materials:
- fibre and yarn types and specifications
- backing types and specifications
- latex compound types and specifications

- construction analysis
- computer aided design (CAD)
- colour and patterning effects

Production Processes:
- Beaming
- Tufting: machine types, specifications, machine setting and operation, anomalies
- Weaving of carpets; types
- Finishing: back coating, shearing, specifications, anomalies
- CAM Computer Aided Manufacturing

- construction tests
- performance tests
- grading schemes

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

For the students to gain knowledge and experience in:-

Tracking and recording a range of carpet types through the manufacturing process.

Comparing and evaluating the technical data collected at each stage of manufacture.

Overview of Learning Activities

The course is taught in a combination of practical/ laboratory classes and lectures and tutorials (to provide an understanding of the theoretical principles and concepts).

Overview of Learning Resources

Information on other references will be provided in class. A course manual is available.

Overview of Assessment

Formal written examination
Assignments and/or practical work