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Unit 1 - Design

Weighting – 20%
Major Textile Project – 50%
Length of Unit – 12 weeks – commencing Term 4 through to Wk 2 Term 1

Syllabus Outcomes
Unit Description
H1.1 critically analyses and explains the factors that have contributed
to the design and manufacture of the Major Textiles Project
Students will commence their MTP. Term 4 is the project planning stage.
Students will seek inspiration, develop and evaluate designs and undertake H1.2 designs a textile item/s that demonstrates an understanding of
experiments before deciding on a final design. Assessment Task No 1 is a functional and aesthetic requirements
Project Proposal, due week 7. H1.3 identifies the principles of colouration for specific end-uses
The topics covered are Fabric Colouration and Decoration, Historical Design
Development and Contemporary Designers. H6.1 analyses the influence of historical, cultural and contemporary
developments on textiles.
Students will gain knowledge and will learn how to colour fabrics using
dyeing, printing and marbling methods that are able to be done at school.
The will also revise their skills in fabric decoration such as appliqué and

Students will briefly outline the historical development of design in one

focus area and discuss its influence on society and/or the influence of society
on the design development.

Students will gain a knowledge about sources of inspiration for designers;

factors that determine the success or failure of designers; trends in society
that influence designers and undertake and investigation of at least one
contemporary designer.

Resources Useful websites

Castle & Peters, Textiles & Design http://www.thecavalcade.org/Default.aspx Australian site - history of fashion
Strecker, Fashion Design http://fashion-era.com/ last 200 years – history of fashion
http://www.atasda.org.au/index.htm Aust Textile Arts and Surface Decoration Assoc
books, magazines and catalogues http://members.ozemail.com.au/~embgdnsw/index_page.html the Embroiderers Guild
fabric decoration resources for creative machine embroidery and appliqué of NSW
dyeing and printing requirements – all available in storeroom SGHS Intranet
Term 4 - Content Teaching / Learning Strategies and
Students learn about: Students learn to: Assessment

Fabric colouration and decoration  investigate, through experimentation, the Information from Castle & Peters and Strecker
 principles of applying colour to fabrics principles of dyeing, printing, appliqué and
 methods of fabric decoration, including embroidery
printing, dyeing, appliqué and embroidery
 select and apply appropriate methods of Teacher guided practical lessons to develop
fabric colouration and decoration for a skills in fibre, yarn and fabric dyeing, marbling
specific end-use and screen printing, appliqué and embroidery.

Historical design development

 overview of design developments in society  briefly outline the historical development of Teacher may decide on specific case study eg.
through the focus area - apparel the selected focus area – apparel and discuss apparel silhouette changes from 1900 to 1970 or
its influence on society and/or the influence development of the swimming costume.
of society on the design development

Contemporary designers
 sources of inspiration for designers  undertake an investigation of at least one Information from Castle & Peters and Strecker
 factors that determine the success or failure contemporary designer, analysing the on sources of inspiration. Teacher led exercises
of designers: influences that: on developing designs from different forms of
– external factors, including economic, – the designer has on trends, and/or inspiration – these exercises will be undertaken
political, social, ecological and – trends have on the designer. during the development of the MTP as well.
– internal factors, including expertise, Students will learn about the factors that
facilities and financial determine success or failure of designers and
 trends in society that influence: examine trends in society before undertaking a
– apparel designers case study of a contemporary designer eg.
– interior designers Collette Dinnigan Akira John Paul Gautier
– costume designers
– textile art designers
– non-apparel designers
Major Textile Project
 explain the relationship between the Major It is expected that 50% of class time will be
 the project is to be selected from ONE of the Textiles Project and the selected focus area devoted to developing the MTP. Throughout
following focus areas: Term 4 students will seek inspiration and
– apparel develop design ideas across a range of focus
– furnishings areas. Students will evaluate designs before
– costume deciding on a focus area, then develop more
– textile arts design ideas. The Final Design should be
– non-apparel decided by Week 5, so that they may commence
Assessment Task 1 which is a MTP Project
Design inspiration  analyse significant cultural/ historical and Proposal.
including: contemporary influences
 relevance to focus area  communicate the justification of creative The Project Proposal will address their
 justification of creative and/or innovative and/or innovative design Inspiration, Final Design, Experiments and
design Investigations to be undertaken and an Action
 relationship to historical, cultural or Plan. They will also address the communication
contemporary factors techniques they intend to you eg. folio size,
 communication techniques paper, font, creating collages, tables, flowcharts

 research, analyse and visually communicate

Visual design development appropriate design ideas for the Major
 inspiration, development and evaluation of Textiles Project
design ideas
 functional and aesthetic design

Assessment Task 1 – MTP Project Proposal

Due – Week 9
Unit 2 - Properties & Performance of Textiles (Part 1)
Weighting – 20%
Major Textile Project – 50%
Length of Unit - 4 weeks in Term 1

Syllabus Outcomes
Unit Description
H3.1 explains the interrelationship between fabric, yarn and fibre
In the Preliminary course students learned about the properties of fibres,
yarns and fabrics. In this topic – End-use Applications, the students will H4.1 justifies the selection of fabric, yarn, fibre and fabric finishing
extend their knowledge to include finishes, then apply that knowledge to techniques for specific end-uses
determine the most suitable end-use applications of textiles in all the focus

Students should be able to recognise a wide variety of textiles and know how
to utilise experiments that would help determine fibre content and fabric

In their MTP, students undertake an investigation of the fibre content, yarn

and fabric structure and fabric properties of the major textiles use. In the
early weeks of Term 1 students should complete these experiments before
commencing production of their project. Students should also experiment
with manufacturing techniques. If possible, a toile of the MTP should be
made before commencing the project, so that final pattern alterations can be

Resources Useful websites

Castle & Peters, Textiles & Design http://www.cottonaustralia.com.au Cotton Australia
Gohl & Vilensky, Textiles for Modern Living http://www.wool.com/index.php Australian Woolmark
information on SGHS Intranet http://www.fiberworld.com/ man made fibres
fabric, yarn and fibre samples http://www.fabriclink.com/home.html Fabric Link
http://www.lycra.com/ Lycra
Term 1 - Content Teaching / Learning Strategies and
Students learn about: Assessment

End-use applications
 the influences of fabric, yarn and fibre  analyse and evaluate the functional criteria Revise fibre, yarn and fabric properties and
properties and fabric finishes on the for items from one focus area to determine testing techniques.
selection of textile end-uses in each of the the contributing fabric, yarn and fibre
focus areas: apparel, furnishings, costume, properties and fabric finishes eg. furnishings Information sourced from Castle & Peters, the
textile arts, non-apparel Intranet & recommended weblinks on
finishing techniques to enhance fabric
performance, including soil-resistant finishes
and finishing techniques for a special purpose,
such as fire retardant finishes.
Video :Finishes

Students to describe the major fibre, yarn and

fabric properties and appropriate finishing
techniques for a range of furnishing fabric
Major Textile Project
Investigation, experimentation and evaluation  investigate and experiment with materials,
 materials, equipment and manufacturing equipment and manufacturing processes for commence investigation work and experiment
processes the production of a Major Textiles Project with manufacturing techniques.
 selection of appropriate fabric, yarn and fibre
 make effective decisions based on the Students will be following their own Action Plan
application of knowledge and submitting sections of their support
document to teacher as per teacher’s plan.
 evaluate and document the properties and
performance of the fabric/s, yarn/s and Students are to commence production of actual
fibre/s selected for the Major Textiles Project MTP item by week 5.

Assessment Task No 2 – examination covering

MTP inspiration and design development,
Design topics covered and End-use applications

Unit 3 – Design
Weighting – 20%
Major Textile Project – 50%
Length of Unit – 2 weeks

Syllabus Outcomes
Unit Description
A student:
After the Term 1 assessment period, the students will complete the last
Design topic - Cultural factors that influence Design and Designers. The H2.2 demonstrates proficiency in the manufacture of a textile item/s
students will gain a knowledge and understanding of the strong link between H2.3 effectively manages the design and manufacture of a Major
culture and textile art forms and textiles. They will complete an Textiles Project to completion
investigation of one culture and analyse the factors influencing its textile H6.1 analyses the influence of historical, cultural and contemporary
design eg. Scottish tartans, Indian saris, Japanese kimono, Javanese batik. developments on textiles
Students will be at the production stage of their MTP and completing each
section of the Supporting Document as per the teacher’s plan

Resources Useful websites

Castle & Peters, Textiles & Design www.style.com contemporary fashion site
Strecker – Fashion Design
Information on SGHS Intranet
books, magazines and websites

Content Suggested Teaching / Learning Strategies and

The students learn about: The students learn to: Assessment

Cultural factors that influence design and

 textile production and textile art forms  identify textile production and textile art Information sourced from Castle & Peters
 textiles as a medium for self-expression and forms from different cultures
communication between people  identify examples of textile design used This topic requires that the students have a good
 effects of the culture on textile design in for self-expression and communication knowledge of lots of examples of textiles from
contemporary society between people different cultures and that they are able to
 External factors that have influenced textile  identify examples of how culture affects analyse the cultural influences on contemporary
design ie. economic, political, social and contemporary textile design textiles. Make extensive use of magazines,
ecological  analyse the external factors influencing books and the Internet to find examples. Vogue
 cultural influences, including geographic textile design and Maddison Magazines in Library
location, resources available and  analyses how cultural factors such as
technological developments, religious geographic location and resources available
practices, workers’ skills and status etc… led to the development of textile
design in different cultures

 investigate ONE culture and analyse the Students will undertake an investigation of one
factors influencing its textile design culture and analyse the factors influencing its
textile design Japanese Kimono and Akira
Major Textile Project
At this time students are involved in the
production of their textile item and completing
each section of the Supporting Document as per
the teacher’s plan

Unit 4 - Properties and Performance of Textiles (Part 2)

Weighting – 20%
Major Textile Project – 50%
Length of Unit – 6 weeks

Syllabus Outcomes
Unit Description
The student:
This area of study allows students to develop knowledge and understanding H3.2 develops knowledge and awareness of emerging textile
of scientific and technological developments in the textiles industry. technologies
Students will gain knowledge about developments in fibre, yarn, fabric and
finishes technology; computer based machinery that saves time and costs
and fabric decoration techniques. The student should be able to evaluate the
impact of these developments on the textiles industry and list advantages and
disadvantages to the consumer, manufacturer, employee and the

The students will complete the textiles item for their MTP by the end of
Term 2. At this stage the students should be documenting the Manufacturing
Specifications section of the Supporting Document.

Resources Useful websites

Castle & Peters, Textiles & Design
SGHS Intranet http://www.fibersource.com/f-tutor/micro.htm microfibre
http://www.fibersource.com/f-tutor/bicomponent.htm bicomponent
Content Teaching / Learning Strategies and
Students learn about: Students learn to: Assessment

Innovations and emerging textile technologies Assessment Task 4 – Trial HSC examination
 innovations and technological advances in:
 identify and discuss areas of textile Information from Castle & Peters, Intranet and
i) the use of textiles to enhance production that utilise new textile websites
performance technologies
– fibre, including microfiber Sorona Videos on CAD/CAM systems
– yarn, including bicomponent  investigate and use, as appropriate, a range
– fabric, including washable webs Goretex of innovative advances in textile materials Besides gaining knowledge about the emerging
and techniques and innovative technologies, students should be
ii) machinery to improve construction or save evaluating the impact of each on the various
time, including computer-linked machines,
 evaluate the impact of technological stakeholders in the textile industry and on our
computer-aided design (CAD) and
advances in machinery on the changing environment.
computer-aided manufacture (CAM)
nature of the industry
iii) decorative techniques to enhance design,
including digital printing  investigate TWO innovations in finishing
iv) finishing techniques to enhance fabric techniques to determine their impact on
performance, including soil-resistant finishes fabric performance
and finishing techniques for a special
purpose, such as fire retardant finishes  investigate an innovation in fabric
development, yarn development and fibre
 the advantages and disadvantages of development and the impact of each on
innovations and related textile technologies society and the environment
– the consumer
– the manufacturer
– the employee
– the environment
Major Textile Project

Manufacturing specification including: Students should be documenting the

 develop and produce manufacturing manufacturing specifications section of the
 description
specifications for the Major Textiles Project Supporting Document.
– written description, pattern company and
pattern number (if applicable)
 manage time effectively in the completion of
 production drawings
a quality Major Textiles Project
– front and back views, pattern shapes and
pattern markings
 technical production plans
– fabric swatches, quantity of material,
notions required, itemised cost, total
cost, order of construction
 product label Assessment Task 3 – Oral presentation of
 design and produce a label/s suitable for the investigation and experimentation section of
– legal requirements, including care
Major Textiles Project item/s Supporting Document
instructions, fibre content, size, country
of manufacture, brand name
Unit 5 – Australian Textile, Clothing, Footwear and Allied Industry
Weighting – 10%
Major Textile Project – 50%
Length of Unit – 4 weeks Term 3 weeks 5-7

Syllabus Outcomes
Unit Description
The student:
H5.1 investigates and describes aspects of marketing in the textile
Studies in this area will enable students to make decisions about factors
affecting the consumer, producer, manufacturer and retailer.
H5.2 analyses and discusses the impact of current issues on the
The Marketplace topic should be completed before the end of Term 2. The Australian textiles industry
Appropriate Textile Technology and Environmental Sustainability topic H6.1 analyses the influence of historical, cultural and contemporary
should be completed at the beginning of Term 3 before the Trial HSC developments of textiles.
examination. The Current Issues topic is completed after the Trial HSC.

Each of these topics requires the students to make evaluations and be able to
discuss and debate impacts on society and the environment

The production of the MTP textile item should be completed at the end of
Term 2. Students should use the holiday time to complete their Supporting
Document. The completed project is handed in Monday of week 2 ready for
photographing, and parading on assembly, packing and completing
certification well before the commencement of the Trial HSC exams.

Resources Useful websites

Castle & Peters, Textiles & Design
Strecker, Fashion Design http://www.peteralexander.com.au/ Peter Alexander site
various ClickView videos – How Green are my Jeans http://www.sussan.com.au/home.asp Sussans site
SGHS Intranet http://www.kmart.com.au/ K Mart site
http://www.demi.org.uk sustainable design
RMIT sustainable design in textiles
http://eartheasy.com/wear_ecospun.htm Ecospun - fibre recycled from
PET bottles
Term 4 - Content Teaching / Learning Strategies and
Students learn about: Students learn to: Assessment

 aspects of marketing of textile products,  compare TWO different product marketing Information from Castle & Peters and Strecker
including: strategies for ONE aspect of a focus area
– product planning (apparel, furnishings, costume, textile arts, Refer to Intranet for case study – Marketing
– place and distribution channels non-apparel) and explain why they are pyjamas through Peter Alexander, Sussans and K
– price structure appropriate for a specific textile product Mart.
– promotion strategies
 product life cycle
 target markets

Appropriate textile technology and  discuss how the selection of resources and Refer to MOODLE for links to legislation,
environmental sustainability processes will impact upon the environment information on LCA, environmental concerns
 selection of appropriate technology in the and solutions.
industry  identify the problems of pollution and
– resources, alternatives and limitations recycling of materials associated with the Students should be able to discuss and debate
 appropriate and sustainable textile resources industry issues seeing that there are no black and white
– recycling answers to the many environmental impacts
– pollution  evaluate the impact of government caused by the textiles industry.
– government legislation legislation on the industry
Video eco fashion
 complete a Life Cycle Assessment of an
Australian cotton T shirt

Current issues
 current issues that affect the industry,  investigate and debate a range of issues that
impact upon the Australian Textile, Clothing, Refer to information on Intranet.
Footwear and Allied Industries Students should be able to discuss the pros and
– globalisation of design, manufacture,
cons of current issues especially how the textile
distribution and marketing
industry is surviving in Australia in the face of
– imports/exports
the industry restructuring, the globalisation of
– skill level of workers
the textiles industry and changing consumer
– changing consumer demands and
demands. Students should be able to name and
lifestyle: sun protection factor clothing,
describe Australian textile items that are mass
clothing made from organic sources
produced as against niche products.
– manufacturing strategies, niche and
mass-produced good