FTX300 - Textile Fundamentals

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Subject Title
Textile Fundamentals

Subject Description
Textile Fundamentals is an introduction to the study of textiles.  Through workshops, hands-on activities and lectures, the student will embark on this preliminary tour through the multi-faceted and complex subject of textiles.  Viewed through the fashion prism, the focus of this entry level course is on the characteristics of the four main elements of a textile: fibre, yarn, fabric construction, and finish.  The principles of textile end use, suitability, and performance will be introduced, but will be explored in much greater depth in FTX400.

FTX300 will provide the student with a basic foundation upon which to add future study.

Credit Status
1 Credit

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Define the principles of textile end use, suitability, and performance;
  2. Identify and describe basic textile properties (terminology);
  3. Define and describe the four main elements of a textile;
  4. Compare and contrast general characteristics of fibers, yarns, fabric construction, and finishes;
  5. Distinguish between names - fiber vs fabric, generic vs trade;
  6. Identify the four main elements of textile in current fashion trends;
  7. Explain basic textile care symbols / care instructions;
  8. Demonstrate the ability to work within assigned time frames to meet deadlines.

Essential Employability Skills
Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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