Course Title: Produce woven textile samples

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2021

Course Code: VART6452C

Course Title: Produce woven textile samples

School: 375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4404 - Certificate IV in Textile Design, Development and Production

Course Contact: Betty Kanzurovski

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9232

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Rachel Halton

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


Course Description

In this course you will develop the skills and knowledge required to use weaving looms to perform weaving techniques to produce a range of woven design samples. You will be required to interpret design and production specifications when producing the samples and check and amend samples to meet the specification requirements.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MSTTD4003 Produce woven textile samples


1. Determine job requirements

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Follow standard operating procedures (SOPs)

1.2 Comply with work health and safety (WHS) requirements at all times

1.3 Use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) in accordance with SOPs

1.4 Identify job requirements from specifications, drawings, job sheets or work instructions


2. Prepare to produce woven textile samples

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Analyse design specifications and pattern for woven product and discuss with appropriate personnel to confirm production requirements


2.2 Identify desired effects of weaving and select appropriate technique to achieve required outcome


2.3 Select yarns, quantities and equipment according to design requirements


3. Produce woven design sample

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Set up workstation, tools and equipment according to specifications for work

3.2 Check yarns to be woven against quality standards

3.3 Undertake weaving techniques to meet design specifications for sample and according to workplace procedures

3.4 Monitor weaving techniques and outcomes throughout to identify production faults


4. Check quality of sample

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Check completed sample against design specifications and pattern to ensure quality standards are met

4.2 Identify weaving faults and production problems and determine causes

4.3 Analyse weaving process, technique and materials used to determine necessary modifications to weaving techniques, processes or patterns


5. Complete production process

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Rectify weaving faults and production problems or reproduce sample according to modifications

5.2 Finish woven sample according to design specifications

5.3 Examine outcomes with appropriate personnel and discuss and document possible modifications to design

5.4 Complete required documentation

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in producing woven sample products. When producing the woven sample products you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to follow workplace safety requirements, interpret design & production specifications, operate weave looms, check the quality to identify any faults of product and address issues either by amending process or loom settings.

Details of Learning Activities

This cluster unit will be delivered fully on campus in a Weave studio

This course covers the skills and knowledge required to perform weaving techniques to produce woven samples. A range of learning activities have been designed to allow you to demonstrate competency:

  • Class exercises and lectures
  • Practical demonstrations in studio
  • Design activities and projects
  • Group discussions
  • Independent project based work and research
  • Work shopping of student projects including peer and teacher feedback
  • Simulated workplace activities

Teaching Schedule


Learning Activity








Introduction to unit, assessments and criteria

Induction to work health and safety and standard operating procedures in the weave studio

Introduction to woven fabrics, materials and equipment

Brief Assessment 1 & 2

Class instruction includes how to plan and wind a warp




Reading a weave draft (threading)

Brief Assessment 3

Class instruction includes how to dress the loom

Assessment 1 Observational Checklist

(assessment during class time)


Reading a weave draft (tie-up)

Recording practices/documentation for weave

Class instruction includes how to prepare a variety (and combination) of weft yarns for weaving (plain weave, basket weaves)

Assessment 1 Observational Checklist and Short Answer Questions due

(assessment during class time)


Reading a weave draft (treadling)

Production requirements in weave

Class instruction includes how to weave twills



Class instruction includes how to weave using hand manipulated techniques

Continue weaving for Assessment 3



Continue weaving for Assessment 3

Assessment 2 Knowledge Questions due


Continue weaving for Assessment 3



Continue weaving for Assessment 3

Class instruction includes how to finish samples



Class reflection and peer feedback for Assessment 3

Brief Assessment 4

Planning for production and presentation

Class instruction includes how to modify your loom for different weave techniques

Assessment 3 Weave Sampler due



Interpreting inspiration imagery to create design features with weave

Continue weaving for Assessment 4




Continue weaving for Assessment 4

Class instruction includes how to find and rectify faults on and off the loom



Continue weaving for Assessment 4



Continue weaving for Assessment 4




Continue weaving for Assessment 4



Class reflection and peer feedback for Assessment 4

Assessment 4 Swatch Book due


Assessment feedback and housekeeping



Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Students are required to provide the following for personal use:

- Scissors, Calculator, Tape Measure (inches & cm)

- A4 Ring Binder Folder with A4 sized Plastic Inserts (high quality)

- A5 or A4 Notebook/Visual Diary

- Pencil, pens, eraser, ruler

All materials and equipment specific to a weave studio are provided in class.

The University Library has extensive resources and provides subject specialist expertise, research advice, help with referencing and support through:

The learning Lab
The Study Support Hub
English for uni workshops

Overview of Assessment

This course is assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment. To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete all the assessment to a satisfactory standard.

You will receive feedback from the teacher at the conclusion of each assessment task.

Competency is achieved only if competency has been demonstrated within the standard enrolment period. Students are advised that they may be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to confirm aspects of competency not evidenced in class or through assessments.

Results for this course are delivered and assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment are:
CA: Competency Achieved
NYC: Not Yet Competent
DNS: Did not Submit for Assessment

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.
Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online:

Assessment Tasks

There are 4 Assessment Tasks:

Assessment Task 1: Observational Checklist and Short Answer Questions, Due Week 3

This is a two-part assessment. The Observational Checklist will be assessed in class time during weeks 1-3. The Short Answer Questions are to be completed in your own time and is due at the beginning of class during Week 3.

Assessment Task 2: Knowledge Questions, Due Week 6

You are required to answer a set of questions to demonstrate your knowledge of producing woven textiles. The questions are to be completed in your own time and are due at the beginning of class during week 6.

Assessment Task 3: Weave Sampler, Due Week 9

This is a two-part assessment. You will weave a range of foundation weave structures exploring fibres, materials and colour interactions.  You will document your process of weaving the sampler with notes and pictures to produce a technical journal.

Assessment Task 4: Swatch Book, Due Week 15

This is a three-part assessment. You will weave a coordinating range of 4 shaft weave structures including Bronson, Honeycomb, Warp and Weft Dominant Weaves. You will document your research and weave specifications to produce a technical journal. You will meet with your teacher for feedback and answer a number of questions in regards to the swatch book.

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the unit of competency. This matrix is available on request from your teacher.

Other Information

Please refer to the RMIT student page for extensive information about study support, assessment, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters:

Your learning experience will involve class-based teaching, discussion, demonstration and practical exercises

It is strongly advised that you attend all timetabled sessions. This will allow you to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring you the maximum opportunity to complete this course successfully.

Assessment Feedback: 
You will receive spoken and written feedback on all your work.  Where relevant, this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.

Student Progress:
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy designed to assist you in achieving your learning potential.

Adjustments to Assessment (eg. applying for an extension of time):
If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment satisfactorily by the due date, you can choose to apply for an adjustment to your assessment. RMIT University offers a range of adjustments designed to support you in your studies, including an extension of time to complete the assessment.

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism:
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.

Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning:
Credit transfer is the recognition of previously completed formal learning (an officially accredited qualification).

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment process that allows you to demonstrate competence using the skills you have gained through experience in the workplace, voluntary work, informal or formal training or other life experiences.

Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) RCC applies only if you have previously successfully demonstrated competence in a unit of competency, and now requires to be reassessed to ensure that the competence is being maintained.

Please speak to your teacher if you wish to discuss applying for Credit Transfer, RPL, or RCC for the unit(s) of competency addressed in this course.

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