Course Title: Textile Design 1A

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Textile Design 1A

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350H Fashion & Textiles


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012

Course Coordinator: Patrick Snelling

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9411

Course Coordinator

Course Coordinator Location: B513.2.13 Brunswick campus

Course Coordinator Availability: working hours

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course guide outline applies to Textile Design Part 1A and Textile Design Part 1B.
The Textile design course will introduce you to the basic practical skills for designing and sampling fabrics. It is workshop based and covers the principal areas of printed, woven and knitted textile design. You will be taught key skills in preparing dyes, fabrics and yarns and shown how to print fabrics, prepare a loom for weaving and how to machine knit with yarn.
Classes are taught in the print, weave and knit workshops at the Brunswick campus and consist of short lectures and demonstrations, followed by individual discussions and group tutorials with the student group. Student groups rotate through the three workshop areas every 4 weeks.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

The course is aligned with the following capabilities;
• Research and resource
• Design process
• Sustainable practice

Upon successful completion of the course you will be able to;
• Expand your knowledge of available materials, equipment and processes to complete project tasks.
• Develop your understanding of occupational health and safety standards.
• Extend your ability to select suitable materials, equipment and processes to achieve a series of fabric swatch outcomes.
• Demonstrate through an experiential approach to design the conversion of artwork to textile fabric.
• Develop your understanding and documentation of technical processes.
• Extend your ability to produce and present ranges of co-coordinating fabrics, based on a project theme.
• Enhance your awareness of the responsible use of resources in the workshop areas.
• Develop your understanding of the research and development process in design.
• Apply the principles and practice of sustainability relevant to the production of textile materials.

Overview of Learning Activities

Classes are taught at the Brunswick campus and consist of lectures, demonstrations and tutorials followed by individual face to face and group tutorials with students. There is access to web based forecast information, library resources, computer labs colour printers, photocopiers, studios and workshops for completing project outcomes.
All students are required to undertake an OH&S induction session for this course.

Overview of Learning Resources

This will be covered in the Course Outline document, which is made available in class and on line.

Overview of Assessment

A project sheet outlining assessment criteria, project requirements and project deadlines is given to each student at the start of the course.
The assessable components for this course will be;
• Assignments and projects
• Formal presentations to your peer group
Each student will undertake a 4-week project in Print, Knit and Weave workshops.
You should refer to Part B of the course guide for further information on assessment.