In this I'ble I will show you my method, of stripping insulated waste cable for E-textile projects.
Why pay for expensive conductive thread when there is a cheap and available source at our finger tips.
Todays electronics often leave us with, useless lengths of insulated wire.
The equipment long since dead.
Now re-cycle this cable into a new purpose.
Step 1: Slice Insulation
Expose the cluster of threads.
Firmly grasp the wire then peel the insulation back down the length.
If done correctly the insulation should, all come of like a banana skin in one piece.
Step 2: Separating the Strands
Un-twist the length.
Carefully remove individual strands and spool them for future use.
Step 3: Free Conductive Thread!!
It is easy to solder and very flexible. Try not to kink the strand though as it may create a weak spot and break.
Try experimenting with a variety of different rated cables. You will find many sizes of strand depending on you project needs.
For an example of its use see my E-textile RoBot