I decided to use conductive thread over wires as this would make the tshirt more wearable. It turned out there were some positive and negatives about using conductive thread.positives:
- greatly more wearable.
- interesting experience.
- very messy: whilst I planned where each thread would go, it was impossible to make nice stiches (as seen in the below photos).
- problem of shorts due to no insulation: whenever the thread needed to overlap, a piece of fabric was required to insulate the overlapping thread.
- visible: even though white thread was used on the outside and the conductive thread on the inside the almost black colour still showed through.