Review: Simplicity’s Boye Sensa Thread

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RESISTANCE

  • Simplicity’s Boye Sensa Thread does not register continuity or resistance suitable for creating eTextiles
  • hand sewn 8” trace does not illuminate an LED

THREAD QUALITY

  • Simplicity’s Boye Sensa Thread is not plied and it unravels and whiskers
  • easy to thread a size 24 crewel needle
  • packaged needle is too large to use with electronic hardware
  • thread is wound on a cardboard bobbin and has to be wound on a bobbin for machine sewing

RECCOMENDATIONS
Simplicity’s Boye Sensa Thread is not adequately conductive to transmit an electronic current and therefore NOT RECOMMENDED for eTextiles, soft circuit, craft-tech, or wearable computing. The quality of this thread is so poor is absolutely no reason to purchase it.
 

Fluke multimeter set to measure resistance in ohms –
Boye Sensa Thread from Simplicity
 

DO NOT PURCHASE SIMPLICITY”S BOYE SENSA THREAD FOR eTEXTILES or WEARABLE COMPUTING.

An eight inch hand sewn trace registered resistance as 12 million ohms.
Boye Sensa Thread from Simplicity
 

The LED does not illuminate.
Boye Sensa Thread from Simplicity
 

Boye Sensa Thread are on the top two hairy threads and the bottom thread is Mitsifuji conductive thread. Here you can see the thread from Simplicity is not twisted together and easily pulls a parts.
Boye Sensa Thread from Simplicity
 

DO NOT PURCHASE SIMPLICITY”S BOYE SENSA THREAD FOR eTEXTILES or WEARABLE COMPUTING.

Packaging from Boye Sensa thread stating that this is “conductive” filament.
Boye Sensa Thread from Simplicity
 

Product includes a hand sewing tapestry needle.
Boye Sensa Thread from Simplicity
 

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