Stitch a high-tech wall hanging that doubles as
a nightlight. BY BECKY STERN
Photography by Becky Stern
aove any activity that promotes creativity and discovery.
o me, tinkering with electronics is the same as stitching
picture, and combined they can tell a story that crafters
and gearheads both want to hear. This picture of a frog catching
fireflies is embellished with lights that bring the bugs to life.
Conductive thread is the magic ingredient, bridging the gap
between rigid metal and soft floss. To make a stitched scene light
up, combine traditional embroidery techniques with a few common
electronics components. The possibilities are endless, and the
result is an artful conversation piece.