After dabbling in some very straight forward string art in my last project, I decided to have a go at something a bit more adventurous. When it comes to designs, the world is practically your oyster – if you can find a simple enough picture/outline to print out, you’re half way there.
I started off with this stag design around Christmas time and then moved on to a lovely, cheery looking Diplodocus.
Available here in my Etsy shop.
You can be as experimental as you like in terms of what materials you use. This is generally what worked best for me:
- Wool / yarn
- Plywood (or a nice battered bit of wood if you can get your hands on any)
- Lots of nails (with a relatively large head to stop the wool slipping off)
- A hammer
- Print out of your design
- Paint (if you want to paint your backdrop first)My first attempts involved me nailing the whole print out to the board, but when you try and remove it, (as you might have guessed) you get lots of tiny pieces of paper stuck under the nails! So, I changed tact and only hammered ~3 nails in to hold the paper in place and then just made pilot holes with a single nail before removing the paper and hammering the rest in.