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What is String Art?

Are you new to string art? Welcome, we’re glad to have you! String art is one of the most aesthetically pleasing DIY projects you can think of. Often referred to as pin-and-thread art, string art is an addicting artform that is inviting to the most experienced crafter and the newcomer alike. Through the creation of intricate designs, crafters turn a plank of wood into a work of art. String art designs are not only fun projects but they are even better gifts. Is there a birthday or anniversary coming up? Your string art creation is a unique way to show your loved ones that you care.

String art is not a new fad; its origins go back to the 19th century. It is the brainchild of Mary Everest Boole who was in search of a way to introduce children to mathematical ideals. String art came back in the late 1960s as a decorative craft in the form of books and kits. Today, string art is utilized by art lovers young and old as a pastime, DIY project, and much more.

The entire concept revolves around a few simple tools and materials:

  • Wood board
  • Embroidery floss
  • Nails  

Add to that a mind full of creative ideas and you have string art! The nails are hammered into the wood board in a distinct pattern. The embroidery floss is then used to follow the pattern and bring the design to life. The floss will criss-cross and wrap around the nails to fill in the blank space which results in a seemingly complex creation. Its detailed nature may lead one to believe that string art is exclusive to experienced artists with extensive knowledge. This is not the case. String of the Art has made it so that everyone can make their own string art creation!

How You Can Become a String Artist

Becoming a string artist is easier than you think. String of the Art has taken the hassle of sourcing materials and tools out of the process. Everything you need to complete your string art design is neatly packed into a kit and delivered to your door. Your kit will contain a 16” by 12” wood board, high quality embroidery floss, step-by-step instructions, a pattern template, and metal clips for picture frame kits in particular.

The process is as simple as hammer, string, and hang. Hammer your nails into the board using the pattern template, string your floss around the nails, and hang your string art creation for everyone to see. Are you ready to create your own string art masterpiece? Make your choice of picture frame or traditional string art kit and start designing today!