String Art

Project Sheet: cd1847

String Art

String Art

Project Sheet: cd1847

Materials

• Wood piece
• Pattern
• Nails
• Hammer
• String – Thread, Crochet Cotton, Perle Cotton, Embroidery Floss

Directions

1. Start by thinking of a design that you would like to use. You can draw your design on a piece of paper or you can find a design online or from clipart on your computer and print it to fit the piece of wood you are using. Pinterest is also a great source for patterns.
2. If you want a word as your design you can type it out in the desired font and print it to fit the size of wood you are using.
3. Lay your design on the piece of wood in the desired position.
4. Using nails you will want to outline your pattern, placing each nail approx. ¼” apart. Go around the entire shape or word.
5. Pick one nail to begin from and tie your string in a knot around that nail. Leave a 3” tail.
6. You can choose whether or not you want to “outline” your shape/word. If you choose to do this, you can take your string and go around each nail head and essentially create a outline or border around the shape.
7. Next you can begin filling in the shape. This is a random process. You will hook your string from nail to nail, always crossing the open space of your shape. Don’t go in any particular pattern, the more random the better! You want to continue this until you like the look of it, either a very dense or sparse amount of string filling in the shape.
8. Bring your string back to the nail you started on and use the tail left from the original knot the tie a knot with the end of your string to finish it off. Trim off any extra.


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