[Fab] lazzor + linen = success

rachel lyra hospodar rachel at mediumreality.com
Wed Jun 8 00:11:04 PDT 2011


oh it was you that made that!  cool! someone found it and showed it to
me and i was wondering!

I have had lots of success in the past in etching images onto:

-twill weave fabric (fabric that has been woven in a different way that
has that diagonal appearance, like how denim is made)
-velvet/velour
-ultrasuede/fake suede
-leather (works best when interfaced)

i have some examples laying around somewhere of different etchings onto
fabric, i will bring them in to show people (although the settings won't
transfer).

also i found that the fiber content of the fabric is a big variable in
how it comes out - it kept throwing my ability to predict results till i
learned to pay attention to it.

R.

On 6/7/2011 11:53 PM, Casey Callendrello wrote:
> Thanks to some help from rayc and miloh, I was able to successfully 
> engrave a few things on linen. My first attempt was at 5.5 mA or so, but 
> Miloh pointed out just how weak the fibers had become. Further attempts 
> were at ~4.5 mA, 70% speed, 1 pass (raster). These seemed to be pretty 
> strong. Lesson learned: make sure you strength test in *both* 
> directions. The weft was basically undamaged, but the warp was very, 
> very weak.
> 
> http://caseyc.net/lazzor/towel1.jpg (4.5 mA)
> http://caseyc.net/lazzor/towel2.jpg (4 mA, noticeably weaker)
> 
> One of these is now in the kitchen, having joined the noisebridge towelpool.
> 
> --Casey
> 
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