This workshop gives participants the opportunity to work with a range of different colour and activation temperature leuco thermochromic dye systems ranging from 27, 31, 35, 37, and 40 for textile screen-printing. Participants will be able to create layered structured prints that travel through a series of pattern and colour changes. Elements of the print/s will change colour in ambient temperature and through touch and others can be used in conjunction with specially developed heat controlling circuitry to activate areas of the print at higher temperatures. The aim of the workshop is to explore the aesthetic and design possibilities for colour-change and to use a broader range of activation temperatures to exploit a variety of possibilities and responses in a dynamic print. There will be a range of simple geometric patterns pre-exposed onto screens, which create 3/4 layer prints that will transform when heated.
Workshop leaders: Judit Eszter and Sara Robertson
Documentation from the skill share
Introducing the materials
Demonstrating heating effects
Screen printing – learning and experimenting
Printing liquid crystals
Projects/Samples realised during the workshop
Here is the thermochromic workshop in 1 min!
(pictures from Autographer)