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Title: Laser textile design: the development of laser dyeing and laser moulding processes to support sustainable design and manufacture
Authors: Morgan, Laura
Keywords: Textile design
CO2 laser
Sustainability
Textile colouration
Surface design
3D textiles
Direct-to-garment processing
Digital design
Wool
Polyester
Linen
Interdisciplinary textile design research
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: © Laura Morgan
Abstract: This research developed new creative opportunities for textile design by investigating CO2 laser processing technology to achieve surface design and three-dimensional effects. A practice based and interdisciplinary textile design methodology was employed, integrating scientific and technical approaches with a reflective craft practice. It was found that the synthesis of design and science was imperative to achieving the research goal of evolving techniques that have opened new design opportunities for textile design whilst being viable and communicable for industrial and commercial application. Four distinct Laser Textile Design techniques were developed in this research including: a laser enhanced dyeing technique for wool and wool blends; Peri-Dyeing, a laser dye fixation technique; a laser moulding technique; and a laser fading linen technique. [Continues.]
Description: A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy of Loughborough University.
Sponsor: Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/23176
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