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.

Make something groovalicious......
<p>Hi is there any reason this wouldn't work with Karl Grimm solderable thread?</p>
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
<br> <strong>Lynne:</strong> This shows an excellent &quot;how-to&quot; technique for embedding wiring into fabric for circuits integrated with cloth.<br> <br> I like how you've broken this down into the very basic steps needed for <strong>soft circuits.</strong> Perhaps this is where <em>softwear</em> and <em>hardware</em> meet and become something tailor-made and new?<br> <br> You said this is part of a series? I'll be keeping my eye out for more of these short and sweet instructables!<br> <br> [Note: entering 'LYNNE BRUNING' into the <strong>Instructables </strong>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.<br> <br> If you want to get fancy you can use computers, sensors and transducers.<br> <br> Look at <a href="http://bit.ly/bDwIWi" rel="nofollow">Lilypads</a> or <a href="http://bit.ly/ao69hG" rel="nofollow">Schemers</a> for all of the exciting options.
I would like to see more of the &quot;how to&quot;. 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<br />
Thanks for your comments philjam.<br /> <br /> This is but one in a series of materials and methods I have posted in how to create conductive fabrics and threads. I&nbsp;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.&nbsp; <br /> <br /> Perhaps if you search on &quot;conductive fabric&quot;, &quot;conductive thread&quot; or &quot;clothing&quot; you will find the information you seek? <br /> <br /> I see your new to Instructables site Welcome to the Instrucatable community!&nbsp; I hope you enjoy your time here.<br /> <br />
Thanks, Lynne. will do. <br />
makes me happy to see!<br />
imagine electroluminecent wire thread
Variety is the spice of life, yes?<br/>We weight the pros and cons with every application chosen.<br/><br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://lynnebruning.com/Lynne_Bruning_Shows.html">This</a> is done only with black light reactive paints and photographed under blacklight. I can only imagine what could be created with LED's and this painting technique. Imagine the possibilities......<br/>
(fades out into dream)
ill buy more conductive thread soon... i think ill try making EL wires or painting...
you sure like conductive thread

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