Textile techniques

Description

Have a thorough understanding of textile processing techniques.

Alternative labels

techniques of textiles
textile arts
textile technique
textile processing techniques

Skill type

knowledge

Skill reusability level

sector-specific

Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Textile techniques is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Weaver: Weavers operate the weaving process at traditional hand powered weaving machines (from silk to carpet, from flat to Jacquard). They monitor fabric quality and condition of machines such as woven fabrics for clothing, home-tex or technical end uses. They carry out  mechanic works on machines that convert yarns into fabrics such as blankets, carpets, towels and clothing material. They repair loom malfunctions as reported by the weaver, and complete loom check out sheets.
Textile pattern making machine operator: Textile pattern making machine operators create patterns, designs and decoration for textiles and fabrics using machines and equipment. They choose which materials to use and check the quality of the textiles both before and after their work.
Braiding machine operator: Braiding machine operators supervise the braiding process of a group of machines, monitoring fabric quality and braiding conditions. They inspect braiding machines after set up, start up, and during production to ensure the product being braided is meeting specs and quality standards.
Textile machine operator: Textile machine operator supervises the textile process of a group of machines, monitoring quality and productivity. They inspect textile machines after set up, start up, and during production to ensure the product meets specs and quality standards.
Tufting operator: Tufting operators supervise the tufting process of a group of machines, monitoring fabric quality and tufting conditions. They inspect tufting machines after set up, start up, and during production to ensure the product being tufted meets specs and quality standards.
Knitting machine operator: Knitting machine operators set up, operate and monitor knitting machines. They work with specialised machinery, techniques and materials to process threads of yarn into knitted products such as clothing, carpets or rope. They maintain and repair knitting machinery and ensure operations run without problems.
Fashion designer: Fashion designers work on designs for the haute couture and/or ready-to-wear, high street fashion markets, and more generally on items of clothing and fashion ranges. Fashion designers can operate in a specialised area, such as sportswear, childrenswear, footwear or accessories.
Carpet weaver: Carpet weavers operate machinery to create textile floor coverings. They create carpets and rugs from wool or synthetic textiles using specialised equipment. Carpet weavers can use diverse methods such as weaving, knotting or tufting to create carpets of different styles.

Optional knowledge

Textile techniques is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Knitter: Knitters create textiles or fabric by knitting pieces of yarn. They use traditional techniques to create interlocking loops of yarn which form a uniform piece of fabric. Knitters use different techniques, needles and yarn materials to create knitted materials of diverse proportions.
Weaving machine operator: Weaving machine operators set up, operate and monitor weaving machines .They work with specialised machinery, techniques and materials to process threads of yarn into weaved products such as clothing, home-tex or technical end products. They maintain and repair weaving machinery and ensure operations run without problems.

 


 

References

  1. Textile techniques – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022

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