For those with a interest in my Uni work, here is my latest experiments which I think are paying off. The use of Thermochromic inks within my knit, here I have painted yarn with the inks… after a few failed attempts with screen printing (the ink just cracked and didn’t look particularly professional when dry as I was using knitted wool rather than the recommended cotton fabric, but without a little experimentation I wouldn’t have known it didn’t work!)
Although the texture of the text isn’t soft as it is painted on very soft merino wool, I think the aesthetics of this and the function it now serves over powers the need to be soft. I mean how else are you going to know when your tea is cold?!