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Stitch LEDs onto your needlepoint to add visual interest and enhance the scene. I'll show you how to add light-up fireflies to this frog embroidery. I use conductive thread to connect the battery, switch, and LEDs.

If you're having trouble finding some of the components for this project, you can purchase them as a kit from my store (six colors available).

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Step 1: Materials and Tools

Materials:
pattern
carbon paper
wooden embroidery hoop
fabric
two LEDs
switch or snap
coincell battery
sewable battery holder
conductive thread
embroidery floss
regular thread

Tools:
pen/pencil
scissors
needlenose pliers
embroidery needle

If you want to get the high quality frog template design, you may download it for free here:
http://sternlab.org/ElectronicEmbroidery/ElectronicEmbroideryPattern.pdf

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. I agree with uguy - excellent.
You go girl! Extremely well done ible. Love the design.
Nice! You got featured! What is conductive thread, anyways? Do you know where I can get cheap/bulk? -PKT
You can get it by the spool from Sparkfun or Lame Lifesaver. I prefer the latter, as it doesn't fray as much.<br/><br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://sparkfun.com">http://sparkfun.com</a><br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://members.shaw.ca/ubik/thread/order.html">http://members.shaw.ca/ubik/thread/order.html</a><br/><br/>It's used industrially for producing fencing outfits, among other things.<br/>

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