Nightlight Bunting

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Each piece of bunting consists of 6 triangles in a bunting string of about 1.5 metres. The bunting has tiny lights added to each triangle in the form of e-textiles (see below for more details on what this is). The lights can be switched on and off and are powered by a small watch battery. Both the electronic circuits and the bunting is all hand made by myself. 


My work as an education consultant in Design and Technology means I get to see a lot of new and exciting technology and I like to include these in some of my work as a designer maker. E-textiles is one of these technologies that adds a little bit of ‘wow’ factor to a textiles product. Electronic components that have been specially designed for use in textiles products are sewn together to create a working electronic circuit (and yes I did say sewn together!). The tiny lights add a new function to a textiles product e.g. torch, nightlight, room light. The electronic circuits don’t get hot and are safe to use in textiles materials as they are designed specifically for this purpose. They run on watch batteries which can be purchased from lots of high street stores.To find out more about e-textiles click here

Nightlight bunting

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