- hand sewn 8” trace has a resistance of 3 ohms
- machine sewn top thread breaks. Unable to sew 8″ trace.
- machine sewn bottom thread 8” trace has a resistance of 3 ohms
- easy to thread a size 24 crewel needle
- frays and whiskers
- easy to sew by hand as well as use as a bottom thread in standard home sewing machine
- thread is wound on an industrial spool and has to be rewound on a bobbin for machine sewing
4 ply Stainless Steel thread is highly conductive, has a large diameter, and whiskers like a cat with static cling which unfortunately increases the likelyhood of short circuits. This thread is RECOMMENDED for both hand sewing and machine sewing eTextiles, soft circuit, craft-tech, or wearable computing. It’s low resistance is especially useful for long circuit runs as when weaving conductive fabrics.
Machine stitching sample
top trace is Stainless Steel 4 ply thread as the top thread
bottom trace is Stainless Steel 4 ply thread as the bobbin thread
As you can see the 4 ply Stainless Steel breaks when used for the top thread in a standard home sewing machine.