While at PIF Camp in Trenta Slovenia we tested the Brother ScanNCut with Statex conductive fabric to make eTextile speakers. Denis began the project by drawing samples of the coils on his computer. Next we fused an iron on adhesive, Pellon Heat Bond, to one side of the conductive fabric. Scanning the coil samples into the […]Read more ›
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I’ve been making a new conductive fabric from Silverell conductive thread and white silk organza. Testing the resistance with my Fluke multimeter. A detail of the French knots shows that the Silverell conductive thread gets twisted and doesn’t consistently slide into a tight knot.Read more ›
I like to use a non-woven conductive fabric because the edges don’t fray when cut with a scissor. Woven rip stop fabric will fray even when using pinking shears. Non-woven conductive fabric has a nice texture and does not fray. The frayed edges of a woven conductive fabric can be used as conductive fringe. Every eTextile project has its own […]Read more ›
Teasing threads apart can be pesky tiresome business. That is until I hacked together a mechanical drafting pencil and a used sewing machine needle. The lead holder firmly grasps the shaft of the sewing machine needle allowing you to separate the weft threads from the warp.Read more ›