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 Discussions

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    Gadisha
    Gadisha

    2 years ago

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

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    mslaynie
    mslaynie

    9 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 9 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

    9 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

    9 years ago on Step 5

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

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    dhawktx
    dhawktx

    10 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

    11 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

    11 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.