String Art

String Art

String art or Pin & Thread Art, is very interesting technique how to make astonishing pictures. 
Pictures are created by an arrangement of colored thread between points.
Thread or other materials like wire or string is wound around a grid of nails hammered into wooden board.  

When I was on secondary school we had once a week Technical class where we would learn how to use different crafting tools, or we would work on a special project. 

I remember how I was admiring pictures that my Uncle created with String Art technique but it was little bit different. He was actually drilling mini holes into wood board, creating a picture and then he would do the embroidery. 
I loved it.
So when we were told to prepare a project on which we will be working at school, I knew I have to try this Technique. 
Unfortunately,I have never seem my project after finishing. I was told that my project will go somewhere for competition and until this day I have no Idea where it is or if I have won something 😔 so sad. 

Anyway😊 project I will show you today is one of my older projects crelated few years ago. I still love the idea and how it looks! 

Let’s get started. 

DIY-Handmade-String Art- Photo tutorial
What we need: 

  • Piece of wood (1.5cm - 2 cm thickness) size depends on a picture design
  • Color for wood
  • Brush
  • Nails (1cm long)
  • Hammer
  • Paper 
  • Pencil
  • Thread
  • Patience
  • Time
  • Cup of tea or whatever you prefer  ☕️

 DIY-Handmade- String Art- Photo tutorial
First we will paint the wood. Couple of times, always let it dry properly. And while we are waiting let’s draw/ print our design on paper.

DIY- Handmade- String Art- Photo Tutorial
Design is on a paper. We don’t really have to cut it out (you will see why in the next step. 

DIY-Handmade- String Art- Photo Tutorial
Position design on wood block and hammering can begin. Nails are apart 5- 10 mm. Depends on design. 

DIY-Handmade- String Art- Photo Tutorial
We want to create nice shape. 

DIY- Handmade- String Art- Photo Tutorial
Like this 🤓

DIY-Handmade- String Art- Photo Tutorial
Now take paper design slowly and carefully of the wood. 

DIY-Handmade-String Art- Photo Tutorial
Let’ begin. 

DIY- Handmade-String Art- Photo Tutorial
We will make a first knot. 

DIY-Handmade-String Art-Photo Tutorial
We can start wound thread around nails. 
It is a lot of fun🤓🙌🏻
Reminder: be careful when you go around nails, they have to be properly hammered into wood block so they don’t move when you wound thread around them. Thread has to be really tense between each point. 

DIY-Handmade-String Art-Photo Tutorial
You can try to make landscape pictures or maps of a city or country where you live, there are many beautiful and interesting Ideas. There are some very interesting artists with really cool work.

I believe you had lots of fun🤓 when you are finished with your project, take a picture and tag me in your Instagram stories @ar_design_atelier
📸 I will gladly share it in my stories too ❤️DIY-Handmade-String Art-Photo Tutorial
Let’s meet in a creative dimension. 

With Love
Gabriela- ar design ATELIER


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