Laser cutting is the latest embellishment technique to appear on the catwalk. In this book, Laura Berens Baker provides fourteen 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 the use of laser technology for upcycling fabrics to replicate 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 templates for all 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.
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.