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A handmade twist on 3D technology

I have noticed an increasing amount of stories being sent to Signlink about fashion. From the wide-format technology allowing designers to produce wonderfully inventive designs to sportswear being transformed to include a team’s branding, there is so much more capable of being made now thanks to technology.

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Textile designer Eden Saadon used a 3D printing pen to create these stunning lace garments (photography by Doron Sieradzki)

A textile designer has used a 3D printing technique to create a range of lace undergarment items in a line she calls Flexy Black.

Eden Saadon from Tel Aviv in Israel, a graduate of Shenkar College of Engineering, Design, and Art, used a 3D printing pen sponsored by 3Doodler, the manufacturer of the first 3D printing pen, to create the intricate and feminine garments. The garments are all made from a single material, Flexy (a flexible polymer) in black.

“My project revives ancient worlds, presenting delicate and volumetric lace items, based on classic textile design imagery (flora and fauna), offering a new, live, and exciting interpretation of lace garments, implementing a new and fascinating technique, which is both technological and handmade, as well as being an exciting interpretation of body shape,” explains Saadon.

My project revives ancient worlds, presenting delicate and volumetric lace items, based on classic textile design imagery (flora and fauna)

She continues to explain how the 3D printing technique has many benefits: “The 3D printing (which is actually drawing using a 3D pen) makes the fabric itself. There are no stiches and it is custom-made for a specific person (no use of a layout).

“The notion of a machine that upgrades human skills and yet maintains unique personal handwriting in a world where technology and automation replace human labour excites me as a designer.”

3D printing seems to be becoming increasingly popular and of interest to sign-makers, with more machines being showcased at sign exhibitions in the UK. The brilliance of 3Doodler is that for a low investment cost, you can create unlimited amounts of designs with the pen.

A quick look on the manufacturer’s website and I can see easy ‘how to’ videos showing how to master the basics, such as a cube and spiral to slightly more complicated designs such as a dog.

To see more of Saadon’s work, you can visit her website (www.3dlace.com) where her beautiful designs have been modelled.

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