This Blog is going to be a little different from any others I have done. I did a lot of research for this one but was only able to scratch the surface. Perhaps someone in my readership might be able to give us more information in specific usage to create the effects shown in the photos below.
The subject is High Conductive Threads (HC). In my exploration, I was able to find these examples. I, unfortunately, was not able to find projects or instructions on how a home embroiderer might be able to put it into action. Just the same, you will have some information for the future. Madeira has spools of this thread and further material if you are interested.
Fashion today seeks innovation and surprises for the recipient. There have been (ugly?) Christmas sweaters that light up. Of course, there are a plethora of battery-operated lights for year-round use. With conductive threads, garments change color or play a melody are already available.
My battery-operated lights (which I use year-round) are mostly 3V (3 volts) and look much like a nickel coin. After perusing the info for the HC thread, they are generally rated up to 9V. All precautions are taken to be certain there are no ‘unintended results.’ (Microsoft used those two words and they are frequently used by software vendors to cover themselves.)
For this time's Freebie, I hope you will find this one important for you and your family. Frankly, I am very strongly in favor of Compassion. I have a 12-year-old Grandson who is Autistic. He has the mind of a 3-year-old. It breaks my heart to see just how people treat him. It is my opinion that parents need to step up and teach Compassion, it is not going to fall off an apple tree for them.
Thank you for being a reader and, IMHO, a friend. Be good to those around you (they might be thinking of writing a book. . .) LOL.