Laser Cutting

For my laser cutting I wanted to laser cut the main motif that has been used consistently in my collection; a chandelier. Which has been used on my prints, and inspired my necklines and silhouettes. I would like to use laser printing and my chandelier on my accessory to incorporate my theme more into every element of my collection.

We first tried it on thin cardboard/paper to test the scale, look and design. It worked really well on the cardboard/paper and cut straight through but when I tried it on calico some of the thinner pieces were too thin  on areas were there was more detail so they fell off. For my final test I used a stretch paper lame I was worried the stretch of the fabric would distort the shape but it didn’t and it turned out exactly how I wanted it too as the fabric was thick enough to hold the shape and detail without it being burnt off or falling off. It also looks a lot more ornate and similar to the chandliers I found in the town hall.

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