Introduction: ETextiles: Sewing Machines and Conductive Thread

Using conductive threads with your home sewing machine.

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ceremona (author)2017-05-12

Hey Lynn. Thanks for this instructable. Wondering if any of the two machine threadable fibers are steel based or ferrous? Thanks.

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mykiscool (author)2012-11-04

What's couching? How are couches related to electronics?

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Lynne Bruning (author)mykiscool2012-11-07

Couching is a sewing term. It is when you sew either by machine or by hand a thread to a fabric by using a secondary thread over the original thread. Generally used in embroidery techniques.

Couching as a thinking term - Hackerspaces, schools and thinking zones should have couches to nap on because that interstitial space between awake and sleep is the best for brainstorming electronic projects.

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mykiscool (author)Lynne Bruning2012-11-07

Haha, the second answer is funny, thanks.