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2016-2017 Catalog 
2016-2017 Catalog [PAST CATALOG]

ACH 105 - Textiles and Textile Applications

3 credit hours - Two hours of lecture and two hours of studio weekly; one term.
Learn textiles, their construction and application. Identify fiber, yarn systems, method of weaving, dye and special applications. Learn the Textile Complex (process of raw materials through production to the end-user) and provide an overview of custom drapery, upholstery and carpet. The basics of measuring and estimating are also included. Lab fee $40.

Crosslisted: Also offered as ACH 105H ; credit is not given for both ACH 105 and ACH 105H .

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Define textiles, their origins, and historical significance.
    • Acquire visual skills for textile recognition
    • Acquaint self with how textiles came to exist
    • Discover their historical importance beyond traditional perceptions
    • Determine how the historical textiles aligns with today’s environment
  • Explore construction techniques, sustainability, dye methods, and design motifs
    • Analyze various textiles and their weaves
    • Assess all factors of sustainability and how they apply to textiles sold today
    • Evaluate how textiles are dyed and the affect on textile performance
    • Expose how patterns are determined for textiles and the dye methods used to achieve the finished product
  • Expose topical finishes, standards requirements, and safety factors
    • Interpret labels printed on various textiles in marketplace
    • Recognize symbols that brand textiles with specific attributes
    • Test fabrics to understand the physical properties of the textile for cleaning methods and fire safety
  • Acquire the foundation for estimating product for drapery and upholstry
    • Practice calculating quantities of fabric needed from sample field measurements
    • Acquaint self with the steps of field measuring for drapery, bedding, and upholstry
    • Visit workrooms that fabricate drapery and upholster furniture
  • Design original chair or bed covering
    • Create a fabric accessory to demonstrate how textiles impact an interior space
    • Discover how the process of a successful outcome in textile projects is achieved
    • Critique one’s own project and that of fellow students
  • Create original examples of drapery treatments in presentation formatting.
    • Construct a visual concept in window coverings that is client ready for approval
    • Compose a variety of drapery solutions for the same window
    • Compare feasibility, appeal, and approximate cost of drapery solutions
Core Competencies
Core 1 Communication Core 3 Information Literacy Core 5 Self Management