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Apparel Design and Production II
Strand 2 Standard 2
2 class periods of 45 minutes each
Thinking & Reasoning
This lesson will help students understand how woven fabrics are created and the differences between the plain weave, the twill weave, and the satin weave.
For this activity you will need the following items:
Please be familiar with the three types of weaves that you will be teaching in this activity: plain, twill and satin. This information can be found on the attached note guide in a basic outline form or textbooks can be used to gather more indepth knowledge on the subject. It may also be useful to complete an example weave for each of the three, so you will know better how to help the students complete their own weaves.
Students need no specific prior knowledge to be successful at this activity. It may be helpful to have already talked about fibers and what they are made of so that this fits sequentially into the fabric construction process.
After they complete this activity, students should be able to identify the three types of weaves and how they are created.
For those students that may struggle to keep up with the rest of the class, you may want to minimize the amount of the weave that they need to complete in order to receive full credit.
Once you have corrected the weaves and handed them back to the students you may want to talk about how the tightness of the weave affects the "fabric" itself--in areas like strength, durability, how stiff it is or how well it drapes, etc. If you show one tightly woven example and compare it to one that is more loosely woven, it should demonstrate the point quite effectively.
This activity can be assessed on completion, correctness and neatness. You can decide upon specific point values according to the system that you use in your own classroom.
USOE Curriculum Guide