Embroidery and laser
Since both embroidering and laser cutting are digitally controlled techniques nowadays, it made sense to combine them in one machine. Swiss couture fabric manufacturer Jakob Schlaepfer used the technique already early in 21st century, with beautiful results. Together with technician Frank de Wind from the Dutch Textiellab I am now studying the technique – as simple as it may sound, it is a very delicate process. Here are some results.