Fabric torches

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These torches are made completely from fabric and are all hand made by me. They have 1 or 2 LEDs made using e-textiles (see below for more on what e-textiles is). The LEDs can be switched on and off, and as well as being a torch, the keyring can be hung as a room decoration or night light. 

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To buy the e-textiles kit to make these torches yourself click here

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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