The Art of Laser Cut Materials 2 day Masterclass with Carole Maher 

Laser cutting and etching have enabled milliners to use otherwise unsuitable materials for millinery such as ply wood, some plastics, stiff leather, card and perspex acrylic. It has also enhanced other millinery materials such as leather, felt, acrylic sheet and new tech textiles.

What you will learn:

In this workshop you will learn how to create headpieces and trim using laser cut materials. Carole will demonstrate (using video) laser cutting and then attendees will have the chance to create headpieces from over 20 already cut designs using leather, perspex, vinyl, card, felt, ply wood or silk backed thermo. Delegates will have fun using these new materials and handling techniques.

Delegates will have a full understanding of how to create their own design/drawings for either a cnc cutter file for a laser cutting company and then produce their own headpieces using the laser or cnc cut materials.

Delegates will focus on creating three dimensional headpieces from a 2 dimensional material, first using a paper pattern then using a laser cut material.

What you will make:

Delegates will finish 2 dramatic headpieces, 1 hat stand and various trim pieces in this workshop. Delegates will also learn how to manipulate laser cut perspex, ply wood, leather and thermoplastics.

• Materials & Equipment:

The tutor will provide all laser cut materials for a cost of approx £50 per will get lots.