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Conductive fabric is a great tool for switches and circuits, but is t pretty? 
Not so much.

Needle felting provides a way to make conductive fabric that fits your aesthetic and your resistance.

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Step 1: Gather Your Parts

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Wool Roving
Conductive Roving
Needle Punch
Needle Felting Mat
Mutlimeter



 
Hi Lynne :0)
A few questions if that's o.k, but first thanks so much for sharing your skills!
Why do you use a brush for felting as opposed to a foam board?
What size needles do you use in your needle-felting tool?
Is there a link that shows what happens to the conductive fiber? Does it light up, or blink?
Last question, do you offer classes anywhere in Ontario Canada?
Many thanks again :0)!
StJohn5 years ago
----I am a fiber artist and work with roving every day . Your instructions are very clear until it gets to the multimeter. Once you have made your design use the multimeater to test the results . To maintain the results what do you need  the illumination in a practical way?----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------I AM A GREAT FAN OF YOURS AND WISH I COULD ATTEND THE WORKSHOP IN THE BAY AREA. 

I am also a quilt artist and am collecting all the materials necessary to create the  Angel hair fiber and am in need of the same information as to the roving. How do I maintain the illumination when I chose to exhibit the quilt?--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Thanking you in advance for your time and energy in answering my questions.
Maria Cosimano-Kohl---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Lynne Bruning (author)  StJohn5 years ago
Hi Maria, 

Some projects you want want high resistance. Some projects low resistance.  This is a general instructable so I did not get specific. 

Please look at this basic guide for more electronics information:
http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Complete-Guide-To-Basic-Electronics/

For exhibit power to your quilt you will need to plug your components either into a computer and connect via a USB port.  This works for a lily pad.
or
a desk top power supply - I am busy researching this myself for an upcoming show.

wishing you powerful positive creative vibes for your project.

please send pictures!