Laser Cutting for Fashion and Textiles

By Laura Berens Baker

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  • Hardback
  • 940 color illustrations
  • 176 pages
  • 10⅛ x 7½ ins
  • ISBN 9781780676173
  • Published January 2016

Laser cutting is the latest embellishment technique to appear on the runway. In this book, Laura Berens Baker provides 14 inspirational projects that demonstrate how to use laser cutting equipment to produce original designs for garments and accessories. The book explores how to engineer designs and harness laser technology to upcycle fabrics, replicating traditional finishes as well as developing new ones.

Each project is created in Adobe Illustrator and includes step-by-step instructions for creating the design for the laser cutter, followed by instructions for cutting and sewing. Extra material available to download from the Laurence King website includes patterns and templates for the designs.

Illustrated with specially commissioned photography, Laser Cutting for Fashion and Textiles offers a unique insight for fashion, textile, and accessory designers into how to use this latest technology and provides the skills to develop their own original designs.

About the Author

Laura Berens Baker is an Associate Lecturer and specialist in 2D Print and Digital Surface Pattern for Fashion and Textiles at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London. She has also worked as a textile designer in industry and on a freelance basis for fashion and interiors companies internationally.

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No-sew Skirt / lace pattern
Clutch Bag / basket weave design
Shopper / monogram
Belt / chevron design
Drawstring Trousers / gradated striped design and cut
Cuff / geometric motif
Shawl / diamond-shaped motif pattern
Jumper Dress / cable knit pattern
Jacket / honeycomb pattern
Vest / allover pebble design
Dress / embroidered knit pattern punch design
Three Necklaces / cutting and etching
Long Sleeve Dress / wax print design