Thermochromism, or the ability to change color in response to changes in temperature, often reveal things that were once hidden. I wanted to explore how thermochromatic ink can help reveal emotions.

Thermobot in action


I first sketched some facial expressions that could be represented using threads.

Then I used a paper box to represent the face. (By the way, I really like this product!)

I then sewed the facial feature onto the fabric and the box

Here are the results: Hot vs. Cold, the thermochromatic ink I used always turned into a lighter color when heated.