Yarn With Conductive Thread Core

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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.

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    8 Comments

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    Gadisha
    Gadisha

    3 years ago

    Nice, you could probably also felt around the thread using loose wool.

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    mslaynie
    mslaynie

    10 years ago on Introduction

    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
    Lynne Bruning

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    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
    Lynne Bruning

    10 years ago on Step 5

    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
    ToniLowden

    10 years ago on Step 5

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

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    dhawktx
    dhawktx

    11 years ago on Introduction

    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
    tcup

    12 years ago on Introduction

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

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    gmjhowe
    gmjhowe

    13 years ago on Introduction

    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.