The colour and handle of a textile product is one of its most important aesthetic properties. However, dyeing and finishing wool can be challenging to the unskilled – though learning modern dyeing and finishing practices that are firmly based on a systematic, scientific approach assures the enhancement of wools natural qualities.

This course provided those presently in industry with a detailed understanding of modern wool dyeing and finishing methods and practice It provided clear guidance on how theoretical principles are translated into practical processing procedures. Considerable emphasis was placed on testing and objective measurement as the criteria for evaluating the success of procedures in order to meet customer requirements.

As this is an intensive course consisting of comprehensive and detailed practical information, participants were expected to be industry practitioners and professional.

Dr Rex Brady, Deakin UniversityBasic principles of dyeing woolPresentation
Wool DyesPresentation
Mr M Fergusson, RMITPreparatory operationsPresentation Notes
 Mr Arthur Fisher, CSIRODyeing methods for woolPresentation Notes
Dyeing methods for wool blendsPresentation
Dyeing machineryPresentation
Dr Rex Brady, Deakin UniversityWool DyesPresentation
Control in the laboratory and the dyehousePresentation
Mr Arthur Fisher, CSIROColour FastnessPresentation
Theory of colour measurementPresentation Notes
Colour measurement in practicePresentation
Theory of finishingPresentation
Mr Arthur Fisher, CSIROWool Finishing – Wet finishingPresentation
Wool Finishing – Dry finishingPresentation
Dr Rex Brady, Deakin UniversityFunctional finishesPresentation
Finishing & Dyeing of Woven and Knitted Garments
Dr Allan De Boos, AWIObjective measurement and fabric quality-Part 1Presentation Notes
Objective measurement and fabric quality-Part 2Presentation
Ms Irene Slota (CSIRO)FAST and KESF measurement of fabric propertiesPresentation
Dr Rex Brady, Deakin UniversityManagement of dyeing and finishingPresentation