Introduction: Yarn With Conductive Thread Core

A method of attaching conductive thread to fabric.

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Step 1:

Felted wool rovings rolled into big fattys!

Step 2:

Thread a darning needle with conductive thread.

Step 3:

Feed darning needle thru the core of the big fatty.

Step 4:

Remove darning needle.

Step 5:

This is how your conductive big fatty's should look.
Make something groovalicious, like LED dreads.

Comments

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mslaynie made it!(author)2011-04-13

Holy WOW, you are setting my brain in motion in ways it hasn't been since college! This is so exciting to me... I absolutely LOVE the idea of mixing traditional arts with electronics. This feels like a whole new world is opening up, just begging to be explored and played with!

THANK YOU! :D

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Lynne+Bruning made it!(author)2011-04-14

Mind Expanding Explosions are the best!
thanks for the kudoos and feedback.
Now, go MAKE something and have fun with it!

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Lynne+Bruning made it!(author)2011-04-13

i think you'll find all the info you need, plus more, at How To Get What You Want website.
http://www.kobakant.at/DIY/?p=379

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ToniLowden made it!(author)2011-04-12

I like this. where do you buy the conductive thread?
Toni L

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dhawktx made it!(author)2009-12-24

It's real thread with a layer of conductive silver coating over the individual fibers. That's what's so groovy about it. You can weave, crochet, bobbin lace, whatever with it.

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tcup made it!(author)2009-06-23

How bendy is this conductive thread? I'm thinking about how it would work up with crochet.

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gmjhowe made it!(author)2008-11-06

Ha! im not into either sewing or electronics, but im loving all these ibles. I am tempted to have a go. keep up the good work.