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.
- Realistic / Conventional
- Textile industry
Major textile manufacturers on the market of various brands and materials.
- Textile techniques
Have a thorough understanding of textile processing techniques.
- Textile measurement
Textile measurement units, such as mommes, thread count (the degree of coarseness of a fabric), picks per inch (PPI) and ends per inch (EPI).
- Textile technologies
Textile technologies to design, manufacture and evaluate the properties of textiles.
- Textile materials
Have a good understanding of the properties of different textile materials.
- Use weaving machine technologies
Operate machines that enable weaving processes turning threads into fabrics. Setup weaving machine programmes for the machine to produce fabrics with the adequate pattern, colour and fabric density.
- Tend weaving machines
Operate weaving machines keeping efficiency and productivity at high levels.
- Cut textiles
Cut textiles fitting to customers' desires and needs.
- Use textile technique for hand-made products
Using textile technique to produce hand-made products, such as carpets, tapestry, embroidery, lace, silk screen printing, wearing apparel, etc.