Review: Silverell Conductive Thread

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RESISTANCE

  • hand sewn 8” trace has a resistance of 7 ohms
  • machine sewn top thread 8” trace has a resistance of 13 ohms
  • machine sewn bottom thread 8” trace has a resistance of 7 ohms

THREAD QUALITY

  • easy to thread a size 24 crewel needle
  • does not fray or whisker
  • easy to sew by hand as well as machine
  • thread is wound on an industrial spool and has to be rewound on a bobbin for machine sewing

 
RECCOMENDATIONS

MANUFACTURER

 

Hand sewn LED circuit on cotton broad cloth with felt backing.
Positive and negative traces are 8 inches long.
SIlverell Original 2009 Conductive Thread Review with LED Circuit
 
Threads a crewel needle size 24 easily.
Jonh James Chenille Hand Sewing Needle Size 24
 
Hand sews a basic running stitch with few tangles or difficulties.
SIlverell Original 2009 Conductive Thread Review with LED Circuit
 
1.8mm blue LED with 4 tight loops around the LED leads.
SIlverell Original 2009 Conductive Thread Review with LED Circuit
 
Use a fresh 3V CR2032 battery to power the circuit.
LED glows = empirical evidence that the thread is conductive
SIlverell Original 2009 Conductive Thread Review with LED Circuit
 
Machine Stitching with a Schmetz Embroidery Needle 90/14
Schmetez Embroidery Needle for Berninia Home Sewing Machine
 
Machine stitching sample
top trace is Mitsifuji thread as top thread
bottom trace is Mitsifuji thread as bobbin thread
both methods sew smoothly without snags or fraying
Conductive Thread Comparisons
 

The reverse side of the machine sewing sample
Conductive Thread Comparisons
 

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