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Statex generously sponsored the eTextile Lounge at Ljudmila’s PIF Summer Hacker Camp in Slovenia’s Trenta Valley where we will be converting traditional PCBs and sensors into soft circuits. Samples of all of their conductive threads. 33/10 dtex Z-turns 44/12 dtex Zturns 22/1 dtex + 113/32 dtex PES 117/17 dtex 2 […]Read more ›
While in Slovenia I’ve had some time to test Syscom Metal Clad conductive thread with more traditional crafts such as crochet. This thread does not have many twists allowing the crochet hook to snag strands of thread yielding an uneven and hairy chain. This thread is also slippery and has a metal ‘spring’ to it […]Read more ›
I like to wax my threads before I do any hand sewing. This is especially handy with conductive threads which are generally hairy and tangle easily. Taking a few minutes to wax thread is a major time saver! Purchase a cake of bees wax from your local sewing shop. Pull the thread thru the bees wax […]Read more ›
While cleaning up the studio I found a conductive thread sampler from 2008. The 235/34 2 ply thread was the only one that I would recommend sewing eTextiles with. Before purchasing I recommend testing a sample of this thread from their current manufacturing stock to be sure it is will being produced with the same […]Read more ›
I purchased a package of DMC Memory Thread from Amazon in hopes that I could use this colorful product as a conductive thread to embroider a circuit. Unfortunately the thread’s diameter is too large to smoothly thread thru the eye of a hand sewing needle. The details…. DMC Memory Thread is a […]Read more ›