How To Make String Art Even More Fun!


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.

Can you see the layering of fibers in this string art heart? Just imagine the fun you have have with different kinds of threads. This design uses a few Kreinik thread types.
Can you see the layering of fibers in this string art heart? Just imagine the fun you have have with different kinds of threads. This design uses a few Kreinik thread types.
The red fuzzy fiber in this string art heart is Kreinik Micro Ice Chenille. Try it, you'll love the effect: http://www.kreinik.com/shops/Micro-ice-Chenille-3m.html
The red fuzzy fiber in this string art heart is Kreinik Micro Ice Chenille. Try it, you’ll love the effect: http://www.kreinik.com/shops/Micro-ice-Chenille-3m.html
One fun thing about string art: you can make designs that are meaningful to you. Just look up templates for things like paw prints, hearts, the Eiffel Tower, etc. Then star playing with string (ie, yarn, embroidery floss, Kreinik threads, ribbons, etc).
One fun thing about string art: you can create designs that are meaningful to you. Just look up templates for things like paw prints, hearts, the Eiffel Tower, etc. Then start playing with string (ie, yarn, embroidery floss, Kreinik threads, ribbons, etc).
The more threads the merrier in your string art project. Can you spot the different threads in this heart? Yes, different threads are better together (more visually interesting, more color, more texture, more dimension).
The more threads the merrier in your string art project. Can you spot the different threads in this heart? Yes, different threads are better together (more visually interesting, more color, more texture, more dimension).

Models made the attendees of Kreinik’s string art class, February 2018

A few of the attendees at Kreinik's string art class are all smiles with their string art creations. Having fun and playing with threads can do that to a person :)
A few of the attendees at Kreinik’s string art class are all smiles with their string art creations. Having fun and playing with threads can do that to a person 🙂

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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.
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