Katharina Vones and Sara Robertson: Thermochromic Silicone Fabric

Credits: Katharina Vones and Sara Robertson
Year: June/July 2013
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Dimensions: Approx 4cm X 4cm X 1mm

Description:
A collaboration between Katharina (who works with silicone and smart materials in her Jewellery practice) and Sara (who works with chromic materials and textiles) especially for the e-textiles swatch book.

Materials and Techniques:
4 x Sample 4: (Transparent silicone thermochromic fabric)
Fabric: Laser Cut Black 100% polyester
Thermochromic: Chromazone Thermochromic Powder Red 19°C
Pigment: Blue Artists Pigment Powder
Silicone: 12 grams Silicone to 1.2 grams Developer
Mixed together and spread in a thin layer onto plastic film then fabric placed into silicone and left to set for 16 hours. The sample is peeled away from plastic film once set.

4 X Sample 5: (Pink/Blue silicone thermochromic fabric)
Fabric: Laser cut black 100% polyester
Thermochromic: Chromazone Thermochromic Slurry Red 37°C
Pigment: Blue Dyna-Colour Pigment Powder
Silicone: 12 grams Silicone to 1.2 grams Developer
Mixed together and spread in a thin layer onto plastic film then fabric placed into silicone and left to set for 16 hours. The sample is peeled away from plastic film once set.

2 x Sample 6 (Blue/Purple silicone thermochromic)
Fabric: Laser cut black 100% polyester
Thermochromic: Chromazone Thermochromic Slurry Red 37°C
Pigment: Blue Dyna-Colour Pigment Powder
Silicone: 12 grams Silicone to 1.2 grams Developer
Mixed together and spread in a thin layer onto plastic film then fabric placed into silicone and left to set for 16 hours. The sample is peeled away from plastic film once set.

2 x Sample 8 (Orange/Brown silicone thermochromic)
Fabric: Laser Cut Black 100% Polyester
Thermochromic: Chromazone Thermochromic Powder 22°C Vermillion and Chromazone Blue Slurry 31°C
Pigment: Chameleon Nanoflakes
Silicone: 13 grams Silicone to 1.3 grams Developer
Mixed together and spread in a thin layer onto plastic film then fabric placed into silicone and left to set for 16 hours. The sample is peeled away from plastic film once set.

6 x Sample 9 (Orange silicone thermochromic)
Fabric: Laser Cut Black 100% Polyester
Thermochromic: Chromazone Thermochromic Powder 19°C Orange and
Chromazone Thermochromic Slurry 37°C
Pigment: Fluorescent Yellow Pigment
Silicone: 15 grams Silicone to 3 grams Developer
Mixed together and spread in a thin layer onto plastic film then fabric placed into silicone and left to set for 16 hours. The sample is peeled away from plastic film once set.

6 x Sample 11 (Yellow/Green silicone thermochromic)
Fabric: Laser Cut Black 100% Polyester
Thermochromic: Chromazone Thermochromic Powder 22°C Turquoise
Pigment: Yellow Artist Pigment
Silicone: 15 grams Silicone to 3 grams Developer
Mixed together and spread in a thin layer onto plastic film then fabric placed into silicone and left to set for 16 hours. The sample is peeled away from plastic film once set.

Supporting Materials:
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