The ice cream motif was developed using the vector drawing software Adobe Illustrator. This particular software is best for drawing from scratch and files can be saved in the appropriate format (EPS) for the laser cutter. The software is designed to take a motif and repeat it easily as a pattern. The stills (fig 4-6) show the design in full and also the separation of the components of the motif. Having the motif separated gave some flexibility and would enable the components of the design to be lasered separately if that was required.