Course Title: Operate a weaving loom

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2010

Course Code: MANU7211C

Course Title: Operate a weaving loom

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5210 - Diploma of Textile Technology and Production Management

Course Contact : Inna Konopov

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9179

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

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


Course Description

The course offers an extensive study on yarn and machine preparation for weaving production, engineering of a woven cloth by utilizing knowledge on woven fabric parameters, including fabric sett, liner density/count, crimp, cover factor, fabric thickness and weight. It covers a study of Scot Weave software, including design of variety of yarns, construction of woven fabric designs, instructions on setting up woven fabrics, creating patterns for sample production.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTTX2006B Operate a weaving loom


1. Assist in set up and loading of weaving loom
2. Operate and monitor weaving loom
3. Check product quality
4. Complete weaving process

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Loom settings are checked against product requirements.

1.2 Yarns are identified, checked and tied into the loom according to manufacturer specifications.

1.3 Non-confirming materials are reported.

2.1 Weaving loom is started and stopped according to manufacturer requirements and OHS practices.

2.2 Loom is monitored to ensure correct operation.

2.3 Waste is sorted.

2.4 Cleaning of area is completed to ensure work environment is maintained in a safe productive manner.

2.5 Minor product process and machine faults are identified and corrected where necessary to meet specified requirements and are reported.

2.6 Major machine faults are reported.

3.1 Product is checked against quality standards.

3.2 Product is assessed for faults nad non-conformances.

3.3 Product faults are rectified or reported.

4.1 Product is uploaded or removed according to manufacturer specifications.

4.2 Product is despatched to next process.

4.3 Cleaning of area is completed to ensure work environment is maintained in a safe productive manner. 

4.4 Production records and other documentation are accurately completed.


Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Blended learning consisting of classroom activities and practical workshops 

Teaching Schedule

Week BeginningSession - Topic


Performance Criteria

Assessment Task
5 July 2010 Introduction to weaving. Woven fabric recognition. Terms and definitions. Development of the loom. Loom advancements. Modern weaving machinery. Types of looms. Weaving machine terminology LMTTX2006B (1-4) Issue assessment Task 1 requirements
12 July 2010 The weaving cycle LMTTX2006B (1-4) 
19 July 2010 Basic woven cloth construction (plain, twill, sateen, satin). Fabric characteristics LMTTX2006B (1-4) 
26 July 2010 Fabrication. Constructing a variety of woven fabrics. ( Hand weaving)  LMTTX2006B (1-4) 
2 August 2010 Woven fabric parameters (calculation of picks/ends per unit length, fabric width, fabric sett, fabric weight, cover factor). Determine weave construction  LMTTX2006B (1,3) 
9 August 2010 Weave repeat, designing basic weave structure on the design paper LMTTX2006B (1,3) Submission of Task 1
16 August 2010 Introduction to Scot Weave designer software package. Learning how to use basic features. Yarn Designer. Main concepts: yarn counts and twists. Calculating yarn requirement for weaving  LMTTX2006B (1)  Issue assessment Task 2 requirements
23 August 2010 Scot Weave - Yarn Designer  LMTTX2006B (1, 3)  
30 August 2010 Scot Weave Dobby design package. Learning how to create basic woven structures.  LMTTX2006B (1, 3)  Issue assesement 4 requirements
6 September 2010 Scot Weave Dobby designs ( cont)  LMTTX2006B (1, 3)  
13 September 2010 Scot Weave Jacquard designing - Introduction LMTTX2006B (1, 3)  Submission of Task 2
20 September 2010Term Break   
27 September 2010Term Break   
4 October 2010 Scot Weave Jacquard designing - Selecting image, programming and transferring it to machine language LMTTX2006B (2,4)  
11 October 2010 Developing  Woven Jacquard sample  by means of software LMTTX2006B (2,3)  
18 October 2010 Woven Jacquard sample simulation/production. Weaving loom OHS practices assessment  LMTTX2006B (2)  Carry out assessment Task 3
25 October 2010 Woven Jacquard variations/modifications   LMTTX2006B (1, 2)  
1 November 2010 Weaving - Submission/presentation  LMTTX2006B (1-4) Submission of Task 4
8 November 2010Student assessment week  
15 November 2010 Teacher assessment week  

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


1. Textiles for Modern Living, Gohl, E. P. G. Edition: 4th ed., Melbourne, Longman Cheshire, 1988.
2. Textiles, Wynne, Andrea, London, Macmillan, 1997.
3. Woven structure and design, Goerner, Doris, Leeds, U.K. : Wira Technology Group, c1986.

Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Students will study CAD /Cam programming methods for engineering woven fabric samples, design a range of woven products, develop computer program for production of a variety of woven cloths through practical experimentation, computer simulations, exercises and assessment work.  Students will be guided through the process of Scot Weave CAD/Cam System of weave design.

Assessment Tasks

1. Assess the Jacquard loom – Individual report (10%)
2. Create a variety of yarns (twist, mixture, space) and a basic woven structure by using known set of colours – Individual report (20%)
3. Carry out work against OHS practices - Individual report (10%)
4. Construct and present a story board, incorporating produced woven fabric (jacquard sample/s) – (Individual 60%)

Assessment Matrix

Elements Task 1
observations / written report
Task 2
observations / written report
Task 3
observations / written report
Task 4
Simulations/ practical/ production

LMTTX2006B/01- Assist in set up and loading of weaving loom

LMTTX2006B/02- Operate and monitor weaving loom 
LMTTX2006B/03-Check product quality
LMTTX2006B/04-Complete weaving process   

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