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Laser cutting: Fashion and textile design

Where
Darling Square Library
Darling Square Library
Levels 1 and 2, The Exchange, 1 Little Pier Street, Haymarket NSW 2000
When

Saturday 14 March from 11am to 4pm

Cost

Adult: $150.00Concession: $120.00

Design and make your own wearable sculpture or fashion accessory in this fun 5-hour workshop.

Laser cutting has exploded in the fashion industry. With expert facilitator Laura Jade, you’ll explore future fashion techniques, combining material design, digital fabrication techniques and laser cutting for textiles.

This is a great hands-on introduction to fashion design and laser cutting for complete beginners and DIY makers and designers. You’ll first learn the basics of Adobe Illustrator to design your creation such as a decorative neckpiece, collar or cuff. The designs are then laser cut using different coloured felts ready for you to assemble into your final piece.

What you’ll learn:

  • basic digital design tools using Adobe illustrator to customise your pattern

  • fabricating your wearable design using the laser cutter

  • techniques to construct your final piece

  • understanding of design thinking, concept development and prototyping

What you’ll get to take home:

  • your own custom designed wearable sculpture or fashion accessory

Bookings and class size: Maximum 8 people – bookings are required Suitable for: Ages 16 and over Experience level: This is a beginner workshop with no required knowledge. Basic sewing skills and an interest in design is helpful Wear: Enclosed shoes and no loose-fitting clothing or jewellery Bring: Yourself – all materials provided.

Facilitator: Laura Jade Laura is an illumination artist and interaction designer. For over 10 years, Laura has created and delivered workshops for events, festivals, schools and museums. She is the creative director of Brainlight, an interactive brain installation that lights up with the power of your mind.

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