[KwartzLab] Nylon-free conductive thread
dscassel at gmail.com
Fri Jan 4 11:36:09 EST 2013
Thanks, Steph. Much appreciated. I'll let you know if Ellen has any other
questions (perhaps she will take my suggestion and join the mailing list. :)
On Fri, Jan 4, 2013 at 10:48 AM, Punkin3.14 <steph at 616.0522.ca> wrote:
> Nylon core is the industry standard for fencing lamé, but there is no
> technical reason it needs to be nylon. The problem is that fencing lamé is
> the most available, cheapest source of thread.
> Now that makers are finding new uses for conductive lamé, people are
> becoming interested in what's inside, and more choices, albeit also more
> expensive, are on the market.
> Adafruit claims to sell thread with a poly core:
> CanaKit implies that their lamé is 100% stainless steel:
> The amazon link provides a more detailed product description. They warn
> that the spin is more woollen than other lamé (i.e., the thread has a fuzzy
> halo, rather than a smooth surface), which will make it fussier to work
> If she doesn't mind moving up to yarn, there are more options listed here:
> On 2013-01-03, at 10:47 PM, Darcy Casselman <dscassel at gmail.com> wrote:
> > My girlfriend is interested in messing around with conductive thread,
> but it looks like it all has nylon in it. And she's allergic to nylon.
> > Anyone know of conductive thread that's polyester or something and not
> > Darcy.
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