Picture of Angelina Fusible Fibers with Conductive Thread
A method of attaching conductive thread to fabric.

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Step 1:

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Place fusible fibers on a piece of paper
itzzzza6 months ago


I loved this instructable… I was hoping If you could send it to my email?

pooh14853 years ago
I agree with DIY GUY this is a very useful instructable, just wait someone will have a great idea and thisprocess will top it off. great work!!!
chosenone36 years ago
so whats the point of making this ? (maybe i will make this if you have a good use of this)
Lynne Bruning (author)  chosenone36 years ago
It's method of attaching conductive thread to a garment or whatever you may want.
Ok than nice instructable but i dont think this will be usefull for me i guess (well maybe later when i will think what could i use it for) for instructible 4.5/5 for everything clean and clear :D
When a person has an idea for a "soft" circuit (LEDs for night safety, dance clothes with a built in lightshow, etc.) they will find this instructable VERY usefull to learn the techniques of placing wiring into fabric.

This fits the concept of Do-It-Yourself very well. Thank you Lynne for teaching us the necessary small steps. Everyone needs to learn how to strip wires and solder before they make a their first circuit, you're doing a very good job of instructing us about all the different methods. 

I'm storing this idea in my brain until some creative design emerges. Already mentioned were lighted clothes for night safety, and lightshow clothes for parties... how about touch sensors for music synthesizers built into clothing? (I'd only let my wife play the music of dancing together if I were wearing a synth-shirt, nobody else!)
Thanks for replying after 3 years, I have't been active much lately.
I still have no need to wire up my clothes or anything else in that matter, but the idea is interesting, if I only had an idea of what to make with it :)
Lynne Bruning (author) 6 years ago
Thanks! Stay tuned and get your thinking cap on.....lots of up loads over the weekend.
I, too, am trying to figure out what one DOES with this conductive thread ...I see it in several postings here - and I admit to being something of a dinosaur. I am just wondering "why" one would make this, why would I attach conductive threads to garments? I am not being facetious - but does one carry a battery pack - and then run a current through the wire - and then........? Thanks
i'm clueless, but I think it's beautiful!! i would love to try it. I'll go to the links you suggested. Thanks
Lynne Bruning (author)  porcupinemamma5 years ago
Do It! It will be fabulous!
Lynne Bruning (author)  wannadanc6 years ago
You got it!

This winner project is a fabulous example of what you can make with a bit of conductive thread, LEDs, hardware and a battery pack.
Bike Signal Hoodie

And please look at Plusea. She is doing amazing work with eTextiles.

And there is soooooo much more. Give eTextile a google.
cool, i will keep an eye out

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pinemom5 years ago
yeah probably to fragile for BRC, But we have a lot of local functions here in Reno!
pinemom5 years ago
WEEEEEEEEE!~ Very Burner friendly!!!
Lynne Bruning (author)  pinemom5 years ago
Angelina Fiber is very fragile.  I used it in project Mrs. Mary Atkins-Holl.  Go thru the entire flicker set to understand how to make the fabric.  This is stunning, but to delicate for BRC.

Also see this video of, Samurai Angel, a piece from 2006. About 41 seconds in the black light punches the angelina fibers.  fun!

You might want to think about fusible webbing and a translucent fabric with angelina fibers sandwiched in te middle.
gmjhowe6 years ago
Nice work! any idea of something that could be made from this?