Course Title: Design and produce woven products

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2020

Course Code: VART6466C

Course Title: Design and produce woven products

School: 375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C6165 - Advanced Diploma of Textile Design and Development

Course Contact: Betty Kanzurovski

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259232

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Daisy Watt


Nominal Hours: 120

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

VART6466C Produce woven textile samples (MSTTD4003)

Course Description

In this course you will develop skills in designing and producing a range of complex woven samples using a range of production looms. You will analyse design briefs and explore woven structures, materials and their applications towards a coordinated range of textile products. Ideas for textile product may include garments, soft furnishings, experimental and non-functional work. You are encouraged to be curious about research into techniques and materials , extending your knowledge of woven structures and combining multiple processes to create textile concepts that are current, highly original and beautifully crafted.





National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MSTTD5003 Design and produce woven products


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 design and produce woven products

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Interpret design requirements and specifications from brief and analyse elements of design  2.2 Develop design to meet design brief and in line with principles of design and product purpose  2.3 Use communication tools to present woven design for feedback  2.4 Respond to feedback, adjust design accordingly and confirm design for production  2.5 Plan production of woven design sample 


3 Produce woven design sample

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Set up workstation, tools and equipment according to specifications  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 Check woven sample to ensure quality standards are met, including testing for accuracy of pattern repeat, colour or placement and yarn suitability  


4 Evaluate design and production processes

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Assess woven sample against design specifications, pattern and design brief  4.2 Identify weaving faults and recognise design or production problems  4.3 Analyse design and evaluate to identify opportunities for improvement  4.4 Evaluate production process to identify opportunities for improvement 

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.   



Details of Learning Activities

  • practical demonstrations in studio
  • design activities & projects
  • group discussions
  • independent project based work & research
  • ‘workshopping’ of student projects including peer/lecturer feedback
  • simulated workplace activities

Teaching Schedule


Class content


Overview of course module.

Analyse and Interpret design brief. Determine product requirements including a variety of yarn/fibre types, access a range of weaving looms, dobby/jacquard looms to prepare a

range of woven textile products.


Set up a loom and weave a series woven textile samples. Plan production of woven design sample. Explore a range of weaving looms to produce textile samples for woven products.


Expanding upon basic techniques you will learn how to combine and vary threading, tie-up

/ peg-plans to achieve a wide range of possibilities in designing for woven textile products.


Assessment: 1. RESEARCH & TEXTILE PRODUCT PROPOSAL snapshot (PDF Presentations)
Present communication boards, visual diary, research to communicate how you have interpreted the design brief. Present for feedback a Textile Product Proposal that details the Textile Product intended. Continue to access weaving equipment to develop textile samples.


Explore personal imagery / develop individual colour palette / explore and investigate material and yarn possibilities to develop a range of woven textile products.


Relate to research and explore a range of yarns/fibres to create a variety of textile outcomes. Prepare specification sheets to guide production outcomes and record all quality data against principles of design, elements of woven design sample and outcomes of design. Prepare communication tools for feedback.


Identify technical aspects of production. Complete specification sheets to guide production. Develop a range of technical samples for woven textile products. Workshop

  • TEX calculations
    • Ordering Yarns
    • Refining Ideas



Present woven design and communication tools for feedback / accompanied by all sample specifications and technical information / imagery to reflect intended Textile Product including requirements for production. INDIVIDUAL FEEDBACK PROVIDED IN CLASS: on

suitability of technical samples for woven textile products.


Plan production of woven design sample. Reflect on feedback, analyse the results from textile samples and go on to design & produce a collection of Textile Product work.

Develop design to meet design brief interpreting design requirements.


    • Setting up a floor loom
    • Weaving with a shuttle, temple & weaving wide widths


Plan production of woven design sample. Select and prepare materials, tools and equipment required for production.


Explore a range of individual approaches to develop a collection of textile samples. Prepare and dress loom. Interpret image based concepts into weave.


Design a colour palette and develop individual approaches to design for textile samples Interpret design imagery and confirm production requirements.


Design a colour palette and develop individual approaches to design for textile samples. Interpret design imagery and confirm production requirements.


Prepare communication boards, visual diary, research to communicate design ideas. Identify technical aspects of production. Complete specification sheets to guide production. Undertake calculations to determine yarn quantities. Document the weaving

and production process and identify any improvements.


Assessment due: Assessment Task 3 TEXTILE PRODUCT & TECHNICAL FILE

Present textile products and Technical File for peer review, discussion and feedback.


Individual Student appointments to provide feedback on all assessments

Note: While your teacher will attempt to cover all the activities in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of resources.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Students are required to provide the following for personal use:

- Weaving Toolkit (Scissors, Calculator, Tape Measure (inches & cm), graph paper)
- A4 Ring Binder Folder
- A4 sized Plastic Inserts (high quality)
- A5 or A4 Notebook (grid lines)

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

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

Assessment:  1.    RESEARCH & TEXTILE PRODUCT PROPOSAL 1.0                                             Due:  Week 4


RESEARCH:  You will prepare a range of communication tools to present a range of your own research conducted into contemporary textile design products, including imagery, techniques, textile products, and textile materials including yarn samples, colour chips, forecasting references and design concepts developed by you including photography, sketches, design drawings, repeat patterns, colour experimentation.


TEXTILE PRODUCT PROPOSAL:  You will prepare a Textile Product Proposal that consolidates Research into a one page proposal to guide production of textile product(s).



Assessment:  2  TEXTILE SAMPLE FOLIO , ANALYSIS OF DESIGN OUTCOMES & TEXTILE PRODUCT PROPOSAL 2.0                         Due:  Week 8

Present a range of textile samples exploring a range of different fibres/yarns and using a range of weaving looms.  Present a final version of the Textile Product Proposal that consolidates 8 weeks of research and exploration of techniques into a  one page proposal to guide production of textile product(s).  Prepare an analysis of the Design Outcomes including reflection on the success of fibre/yarn choices, method of production and success of design outcomes.



Assessment due:  Assessment Task 3   TEXTILE PRODUCT & TECHNICAL FILE                          Due:  Week 15

Present at least (2) Woven Textile Products to meet design outcomes.

Present a Technical File containing all processes and Specification Sheets with all information to guide production.



Students will be awarded a grade only if competency has been demonstrated within the standard enrolment period on the first assessment attempt. Units assessed as ‘not yet competent’ on a first assessment attempt and ‘competent’ on a second or subsequent attempt are to have results amended to competent but are not eligible for grading. Detailed information about grading and assessment will be provided in class.

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the unit of competency. This matrix is available on request from the Program Co-ordinator.

Other Information

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


Cover Sheet for Submissions:

You must complete and sign a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions.



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 require 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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