Fabric Paint Covering Conductive Thread





Introduction: Fabric Paint Covering Conductive Thread

A method of attaching conductive thread to a fabric.

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Step 1:

Lay the conductive thread on the fashion side of your fabric in the pattern of your circuit.

Step 2:

Using fabric paint to completely cover the conductive thread.

Step 3:

Add any other decorative paint to your design.
Wait for the paint to dry.
Test the circuit.

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    Hi is there any reason this wouldn't work with Karl Grimm solderable thread?

    this is a show, not a how to!!!! where are the intro???? what are the materials to use to do that???? noting explain, this is only a show, and here is to learn how to make something not a gallery to show your lovely baby

    Lynne: This shows an excellent "how-to" technique for embedding wiring into fabric for circuits integrated with cloth.

    I like how you've broken this down into the very basic steps needed for soft circuits. Perhaps this is where softwear and hardware meet and become something tailor-made and new?

    You said this is part of a series? I'll be keeping my eye out for more of these short and sweet instructables!

    [Note: entering 'LYNNE BRUNING' into the Instructables search engine now.)]

    Hi :0) I'm not terribly clued in when it comes to this technique-Is there a battery pack some where? Is there an on/off switch? This looks so cool!

    For an electric circuit - Yes indeed, you would need to include battery power and a LED in your design.

    If you want to get fancy you can use computers, sensors and transducers.

    Look at Lilypads or Schemers for all of the exciting options.

    I would like to see more of the "how to". I am a fiber artist always looking for new way to embellish fabric. What equipment would I need? any techie souls out there to help? As mandra said, good who, but no substance

    Thanks for your comments philjam.

    This is but one in a series of materials and methods I have posted in how to create conductive fabrics and threads. I use this 16 part series as a visual dictionary of conductive fabric and thread solutions lest I forget that sometime the best solution is the simplest of methods. 

    Perhaps if you search on "conductive fabric", "conductive thread" or "clothing" you will find the information you seek?

    I see your new to Instructables site Welcome to the Instrucatable community!  I hope you enjoy your time here.

    Thanks, Lynne. will do.

    makes me happy to see!

    imagine electroluminecent wire thread