Post Tagged with: "thread"

How to Indicate Polarity on Conductive Thread Traces

How to Indicate Polarity on Conductive Thread Traces

on20 March 2014 / in eTextile, How To, Sewing, Textile

  Sew traces with conductive thread and red or black bobbin threads to indicate the electrical polarity. Adjust the tension allowing the bobbin thread to pull thru to the fashion fabric so that the polarity is easily determined. Reverse side of the fabric clearly shows the bobbin thread. Keep bobbins wound and ready for action.  

Read more ›
The Eye of the Needle

The Eye of the Needle

on07 January 2014 / in Blog, Textile, Tools

  Threading a hand sewing needle with conductive thread can be an impossible task. The thread is too fat. The eye of the need to small. The thread frays and splits. And once you finally get the thread thru the eye of the needle you realize the needle is too large to fit thru the electronic hardware. Frustrating, yes? Try […]

Read more ›
Atiny45 with Bare Conductive Paint Connection

Atiny45 with Bare Conductive Paint Connection

on11 June 2013 / in Blog, Conductive, Electronics, Hardware, Textile

  Painting connections from ATtiny45 hardware to conductive thread with Bare conductive paint.    

Read more ›
No more warp thread!

No more warp thread!

on19 January 2013 / in Weaving

At 11 PM last night I realized I didn’t have enough of the orange tencel to complete the last 3 inches of this warp. So I went to bed. in the morning’s light I’ve selected a few options from my stash. Desperation is the motivator for much of my innovations. a selection of possibilities getting closer neon orange twine, peachy […]

Read more ›
Winding a New Warp

Winding a New Warp

on18 January 2013 / in Weaving

The warp threads are the long threads that feed thru the heddles of the loom.  They are the 1 and 0’s of the fabric computer and create the pattern in the fabric. the vertical purple cotton threads is the warp. This is a plain weave one shaft up (1) and one shaft down (0). The next row will reverse with […]

Read more ›
Conductive Thread – Waxed

Conductive Thread – Waxed

on23 February 2010 / in How To, Sewing

  Many conductive threads whisker and fray. Waxing the tread before hand sewing helps to reduce tangles and prevent short circuits.   How to wax your conductive thread tutorial at Instructables.    

Read more ›