Growing Embroidery (2012)

How to die embroidery yarn with thermochromic pigment and then embroider with it and activate colour change through heat.

Thermochromic pigment mixed with fabric medium:
Thermochromic pigment >> http://www.paintwithpearl.com/colorchangestore.htm
Fabric medium >> http://www.goldenpaints.com/technicaldata/fabric.php

Apply thermochromic mixture to a spool of embroidery floss:

Unspool and hang to dry:

Thermochromic embroidery floss ironed-over to demonstrate colour-change:

Thermochromic fabric ironed-over to demonstrate colour-change:

Thermochromic embroidery ironed-over to demonstrate colour-change:

Thermochromic embroidery with inserted steel thread heated with power supply to demonstrate (very slow) colour-change:

Hand embroidery coated in black thermochromic pigment mixed with fabric medium: