5 - Dynamic Color Work

Dynamic Color Work #

Ebb Thermochromic Pigment Seven-Segment Display

This week will focus on color work and using different colors and environmental stimulus to reveal hidden patterns. Paint 1-3 yards of a material of your choosing with thermochromic or photochromic pigments. Weave two different swatches that combine those painted materials, with traditional materials, such that when you expose them to the stimulus (light or heat) they reveal different color effects. If you used a white or neutral warp, you are also welcome to paint on the warp directly. Your weekly template should focus on the techniques you explored and your intended effects.

Bonus: If you are using thermochromic pigments on your yarn, consider using a drop spindle to wind the painted yarn with a resistive thread. When you connect the thread to power, it will activate the color change.