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Title: Laser textile design : the development of laser dyeing and laser moulding processes to support sustainable design and manufacture
Author: Morgan, Laura
ISNI:       0000 0004 7651 2766
Awarding Body: Loughborough University
Current Institution: Loughborough University
Date of Award: 2016
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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.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
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