Conductive thread can carry current the same way that wires can, allowing the user to sew a circuit together, creating flexible circuits that require no soldering. In Conductive Thread, you will learn what conductive thread is, and how it can be used for puppets and other fabric crafts. You will also have the opportunity to use it on a simple ghost marionette puppet to make glowing eyes. Workshop participants should have some basic hand sewing skills and be able to follow spoken directions. Hand sewing needles and materials will be provided. Additional materials fee: $10
Lyssa Troemel is a Puppet Designer and Builder for theatre company Shakespearemachine, and Resident Props Designer for Three Rivers Music Theatre in Fort Wayne, IN. Recent credits include Macbeth, Dogfight and Faustus. She is also a Maker Lab Guide for the Allen County Public Library and has been a Raspberry Pi Certified Educator since 2016. Some of the projects that she teaches at the Allen County Public Library appear in the book 63 Ready To Use Maker Projects. She enjoys sharing her love of puppetry, theatre and crafting with people of all ages and skill levels whether it is creating with them or creating for them.