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Weaving with conductive thread to create electronic cloth.

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Step 1:

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This is for the weavers, yet may give non-weavers some ideas!

Warp your loom....or find a weaver friend that will weave this for you.
Wind a bobbin with a fiber to suit your design.
Place bobbin in a shuttle.
My example show the shuttle in my right hand, but it can be from either side.

Step 2:

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My example show fiber in right hand and conductive thread in left hand.
You can reverse this depending upon your design.

Raise the shed.
Throw the shuttle from the right.
Loop the conductive thread over the fiber.
Throw the shuttle from the left.
Position the clasp within the warp.
Lower the shed.
Beat the warp.
Throw another pic to insulate the conductive thread.

Step 3:

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Detail of one conductive thread woven into the weft.

Step 4:

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If you want a continuous circuit ...
Feed the conductive thread up the outer edge of the warp, be sure to catch this thread in the weft.
At the location for the next conductive thread clasped weft....
Repeat Step 2
ToniLowden4 years ago
I am so glad to find your site. Do you give workshops?
Where are you located?
Toni L
Lynne Bruning (author)  ToniLowden4 years ago
My workshops are listed on my website:
http://www.lbruning.com/classes/

Location: Interstitial Spaces
Hellstained6 years ago
This gives me ideas about my lazer tag plan I'm working on.
Lynne Bruning (author)  Hellstained6 years ago
Nice! I'm anxious to see your project, please send me a link when you post.