Conductive fabrics are always useful for wearable projects. If you're ever in need of one but only have conductive thread, it's not that hard to weave one of your very own.
Weaving with conductive thread also opens up opportunities to create bespoke conductive fabrics in different shapes, sizes and you can even mix in different materials!
Weaving is a fabric-making process that interlocks threads by shuttling back and forth weft yarns (thread that goes left and right on a fabric) across warp yarns (thread that goes up and down on a fabric).
The materials you'll need:
And the tools:
For this instructable, I laser cut a hand loom using a template that I provided on github. You can also make your own by cutting out notches on a piece of cardboard.
Prepare your loom by:
I like to wrap my yarn first around the loom to make sure it will make it all the way around. Conductive thread can be expensive! You definitely don't waste any.