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CRAFT friend and tech fashionista Diana Eng has launched a new line of laser-distressed tees and tops.

Traditional distressed t-shirts are popular for their tattered and well-worn style. I use the accurate targeting of a laser cutter to precision distress floral cell-inspired lace patterns. The laser burns designs into a lightweight 100% cotton material. A special treatment is used to stabilize the lace pattern preventing the shirt from unraveling and creating a shirt that has a controlled distressed design which evolves gradually as the shirts are worn. The shirts are fairly durable, after all they are machine washable.

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Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern is director of wearable electronics at Adafruit Industries. Her personal site: sternlab.org


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  1. Michele on said:

    just brilliant!

  2. Denise on said:

    Bollocks. Lousy laser cut cloth that frills edges, that’s because the power modulation is difficult to control e.g. a ‘tube’ CO2 laser, you will spend hours experimenting with that power percent menu, I had used a cheap chinese made laser to cut appliqué, it so happens those frilled edge where quite sought after, for that pretentious hand made quality, heh, like that quote.

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