* string art attempt

Posted on March 21st, 2010 by maitreya. Filed under Art.

The local Top Pot doughnut shop has a giant spirograph design painted on one wall.  This has now made me want a giant spirograph painted on my wall.  After trying to imagine how to create a big rig to do such a thing, I thought about string art as an alternative (thank you 6th grade math class, in which I was obsessed with them).  The wall I have in mind is a little high up, so I don’t think doing this directly on the wall is going to be practical.  So, I need some big, cheap, circular thing that I can put tiny nails in.  Hmmmm, how about quilting hoops?

Here’s my first attempt.  I used 21 evenly spaced tiny map pins for the winding pegs, crochet thread for the string, and just kind of randomly decided on the spacing (one round skip 9 pegs, one of skip 3, one of skip 5, and I think one of skip 7).  The verdict is that the ring needs to be painted or stained or something, and the pattern should be a little denser.  But I think the idea is a winner.  I got three hoops of different sizes, and I think they’ll look really cool all together on the wall.


12 Responses to “string art attempt”

  1. jenny Says:

    That is so rad.

  2. Annie Bananie Says:

    I love inspiration and I love your string art. It reminds me of a mandala :)

  3. muralimanohar Says:

    Brilliant. The use of string like that really works!

  4. Sarah Says:

    This is really cool! Such a great idea.

  5. Chase l Oh The Cuteness! Says:

    That is really cool! I think it would be neat if the ring was painted the same color as the wall.

  6. meg Says:

    awesome! I say more thread and more colors too!

  7. Nancy Says:

    I love this idea, it is terrific.

  8. Miho Says:

    If you add a few beads and perhaps some feathers, it would be a lovely dream catcher.

  9. Widge Says:

    I love what you’ve done. wicked

  10. Metal Wall Art Says:

    I can really say that String art is a wonderfully creative craft. You really made a great job in this one.

  11. Ceramic Bisque Says:

    My sister once made the map of the US using a similar technique. I love how it looks =]


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