Tetrahedron nightlight

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These night lights are a little bit different to what you see in the shops. Made from translucent but stiff textiles fabric that has been embellished they emit a soft glow and make a lovely addition to a room, whether they are lit or not. In the shape of a tetrahedron they sit on any flat surface or could be hung using clips. The lights are completely hand made including the e-textiles circuits. 

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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

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