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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 ›
Speed up the creation of your electronic traces by using a double needle on your home sewing machine to sew parallel traces! Needle size from left to right: 2mm size 90 3mm size 90 4mm size 90 6mm size 100 The resistance of an 8 inch trace using a top conductive thread from Mitsifuji is 14 […]Read more ›
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 ›
When I receive a new ‘conductive thread’ I first test for continuity and then resistance. Set your multimeter to the continuity setting, I prefer multimeters with an audible setting. Then place the two probes along the material to be tested. In general, if the multimeter makes a beeping sound then the material demonstrates continuity and will work […]Read more ›