For you wonderful millennials and youngsters to come, there’s a fun new way to express your creativity: string art! (For Generations Previous: it’s back!) Maybe you’ve seen string art in home decor, stores like Target, all over Etsy and Pinterest, featured on shows, and given as gifts. Interest in string art is here and growing. Buzz on the street is that it is only going to get bigger because it’s as a fast, colorful way to express yourself in words or pictures. It’s another kind of coloring book—but dimensional. I’m here to tell you it can be so much more fun than what you see right now. Start layering different kinds of threads, for instance, and you will have visually exciting fiber art.
Take a look at these photos and be inspired to PLAY with different kinds of threads. Yes, I would definitely recommend some from the Kreinik range: specifically any glow-in-the-dark in thread size Medium #16 Braid or Heavy #32 Braid, plus Kreinik Micro Ice Chenille (a fuzzy metallic). So much fun you won’t be able to stop making string art. You’ll make so many from the sheer fun of it, you’ll have this year’s Christmas presents already finished—by June.
Models made the attendees of Kreinik’s string art class, February 2018
Dena Lenham, aka KreinikGirl, is Creative Director at Kreinik Manufacturing Company, a family-owned, USA-based business that manufactures high-quality yarns and threads made of metallics, silks and real metals from their West Virginia factory. Dena’s monthly column, Kreinik Calling, sheds light on the fascinating fibres that we all use and love.