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December 8, 2011 AT 6:14 am

NEW PRODUCT – Stainless Thin Conductive Yarn / Thick Conductive Thread – 35 ft

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NEW PRODUCT – Stainless Thin Conductive Yarn / Thick Conductive Thread – 35 ft. This 316L stainless steel thread falls somewhere between a thick thread and a thin yarn. Most sewing machines wouldn’t be happy with this thread since its thick, and it has the ‘furry’ soft feel of yarn which makes it poor for most e-textiles/wearables projects. However, the high conductivity and softness make it a great thread for making iPhone gloves!

Measures 0.4mm thick, 3 ply thread, 1.0 ohm per inch

Sew a couple inches into the pad of your gloves to keep your hands toasty while you use your iPhone, iPad or any other device with a ‘capacitive’ touch screen. Because capacitive sensors sense your finger through conductivity, not pressure, they don’t work when you wear your gloves – they act as insulators. Just follow Becky Sterns awesome tutorial and in 10 minutes flat you will have upgraded winter wear.

Need something else? We will have sewing machine/e-textiles friendly thread in the shop soon, so if you want thread for those purposes, hold tight!


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