The cross on a hill pattern was originally designed for the String Art Fun website. Following customer requests it has been converted into a stitching card pattern and added to the Stitching Cards collection. Stitching cards are scaled down versions of string art with holes punched in the card and the design stitched with a needle.
An article on the String Art Fun website describes a way of using string art as a fun way to teach math to second or the third grade pupils. The children are given a sheet of multiplication sums to solve. Once they have the answers they can use them to create a geometric design. The design can be either drawn on a supplied template, stitched on card using thread and an embroidery needle or created on a board with nails and string.
For more details and a sample work sheet visit the Notes for teachers section of the String Art Fun website.
Make a picture for your loved one with the free heart circle string art pattern to be found at the String Art Fun website. The design, that creates a heart within a circle, was inspired by a curve stitching pattern based on a mathematical formula.
As well as creating this heart circle with nails and string you can also create it as a greetings card with a pattern from the Pinbroidery website.
A number of interesting string art videos have been posted on You Tube. I thought it would be useful to bring together my favourites in this post. The videos range from a professionally produced series on how to do string art to an insight into producing string art pictures to decorate an apartment. I hope that you find them useful. Continue reading String art demonstrations on video
A sea shell string art pattern has been added to the free pattern section of the String Art Fun web site. If you are a string art enthusiast or would like to have a go at string art this is an easy pattern to start with.
I designed the pattern following a request from string art enthusiast Linda, who said “I am a teacher in a low-income area and would really like to have my students create a nautilus shell using string art”.
The free string art candle pattern on this web site has now been converted to a prick and stitch greetings card pattern. This follows a number of requests from card making enthusiasts who would like to try it as a greetings card. It is available from my Prick And Stitch Is My Craft blog.
The illustration shows the card stitched using Kreinik 1 ply polyester metallic cord. The base is antique gold, the candle red and the flame gold.
Prick and stitch card making has much in common with string art. Instead of nails and string it uses needle and thread on a much smaller greetings card size format.
The best place to look for string for your string art pictures is your local craft store. The characteristics to look for in the ideal string are:
1. Strength. 2. The right elasticity. 3. The right thickness.
If your craft store has a cross stitch section then the multi-stranded cotton sold for this is perfect. It comes in lots of bright colours and has the right elasticity and thickness. If they do a value pack with a number of different colours then that is the one I would go for,
You could also look in the knitting wool section. If you can find silver wool it would be good choice for string art. Silver shows up particularly well against a black background.
I was in my local craft store recently and as it is getting close to Christmas they have all sorts of coloured strings for making decorations. It is worth buying a few different types just to experiment with.
What is your favourite stringing material? Please let us know in a comment to this post.
I have created an easy string art candle picture. This would make an attractive picture for Christmas, a religious occasion or just to hang on your wall. The downloadable pattern includes a numbered diagram, stringing instructions and general instructions for the technique.
The illustration shows a red candle in a gold holder on a black background. You can string the candle in colours of your choice. You could even do multiple candle pictures in different colours, either on the same backing board or on different boards.
If you would like to try my pattern you can download it from the following link: