University Short Courses

Textiles and Fabrics

University Short Course

Textiles and Fabrics

Fee: R5300.00

Relevant fields of study: Clothing and Textiles,Management Development Programme,Production,Quality Control

Offered by: Technology Station Clothing & Textiles

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Ms. Karin Van Wyk, Email:, Telephone: 021 959 6075
This course is suitable for fabric technologists, garment technologists, buyers, merchandisers, quality controllers / managers, sample hands and small business owners.
The course covers the basics of fibres, yarns and fabric construction. The main aim is on end-use suitability and performance of fabrics to finishing e.g. dyeing, printing, laundering, etc.
• At the end of this short course the delegate will be able to:
• Define textile terms Classify fibre types
• Identify fibre properties associated with natural and synthetic fibres
• Identify various yarn types and describe yarn manufacturing processes
• Identify and describe woven, non-woven and knitted structures
• Understand dyeing, printing and finishing processes and how it relates end-use application
• Identify possible problem areas and find solutions. Delegates are invited to bring fabric swatches or garments to class for discussion and troubleshooting.
• Fibres and Yarn properties and identification for suitable application
• Understanding of yarn spinning systems, and their application
• An overview of fabric construction and properties, and correct application
• Dyestuff terminology, categories, usage, properties, costs and application.
• Printing Methods
• Fabric reaction and common quality problems
• Correct wash-care label selection.
• Testing equipment and testing techniques relevant to testing requirements.
• Laboratory wet and dry tests and assessment of results
• Common garment and fabric faults analysed
A certificate will be issued to delegates upon successful completion of the course
Minimum 8 participants
Technology Station Clothing & Textiles

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Important dates and times
Remember to apply and register on time.

Application Deadline: 2021-02-04

Course offered at: Bellville
Course lasts for: 7 Wednesdays
Class times are: 12H30-16H30

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