Designing dynamic and irreversible textile patterns, using a non-chemical burn-out (ausbrenner) technique
2008 (English)In: The Nordic Textile Journal 2008, Special Edition Smart Textiles, p. 64-87Article in journal (Other academic)
In this ongoing practise-based design research project, a new technique for
designing textile patterns is developed and explored; a non chemical burn-out
As a first part of the project, experiments with conductive and traditional textile
materials in knitted structures were designed. The knitted samples were made
in cotton, wool, viscose, polyester and Kevlar (Kevlar 2008), and have all been
combined with Kanthal heating wires (Kanthal 2008). When a voltage is applied
to the textile, the heating wire leaves burned out patterns in the textile material.
The result is a new technique, where we can design irreversible textile patterns.
We also suggest new design variables of relevance when designing dynamic
The overall aim is to explore different materials, material combinations and techniques
for developing textile circuits and designing dynamic textile patterns. The
knitted textile patterns change over time when a voltage is turned on or off in
the textile circuits.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University College of Borås. The Swedish School of Textiles , 2008.
smart textiles, experimental design, textile pattern
Other Computer and Information Science Other Humanities
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-2485Local ID: 2320/4295OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-2485DiVA: diva2:870579