For this workshop experiment I mainly worked with thermo paint and dyed fabrics that changed to white when introduced to heat. This was perhaps my favourite workshop yet! There is a lot that could be done with thermo fabrics and creating painted prints that react to heat.
I was mainly playing around with print designs but conceptually I was playing around with the concepts of narrative and tried to translate that into this narrative. My workshop sheet explores these ideas based on the questions provided.
I threaded the painted design thermo fabric to the dyed fabric piece to attempt this. Simple at best, I wanted to see the heat run up or appear to the painted design to see the change in colour.
It’s very faint, but in figures 1 and 2 you can see the colour change in the fabric dye on the right side. I was also very fascinated by the different colours of thermo paints and dyed fabrics I could work and design with. I mainly experimented with thematic paint and thread and thought about the heat creating cool prints and designs based on the thread design.
I noticed the paint camouflages to white when met with heat. I unfortunately blew my Arduino micro when I accidentally ran a pretty high voltage through it. (and burned my finger.) Causing the chip to overheat on the micro to overheat.
Running it through the the plug directly I was able to see the heat change.
If I were to do this again I would try again with some interesting heat patterns just with thread sewn into the the dyed fabric to reveal the patterns.