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Extract from String Craft • By Lucy Hopping • Published by CICO Books

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String Craft
Twit twoo! Make this funky owl picture by wrapping thread between nails. Let your imagination and creativity go wild by layering threads, and combining freeform wrapping with neater, more precise sections.

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© 2019 Lucy Hopping / CICO Books · Reproduced with permission. · String Craft by Lucy Hopping, published by CICO Books (£12.99) Photography by Jo Henderson © CICO Books
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  • Step 1

    Spray the piece of wood black and allow to dry.

  • How to make string art. String Art Owl - Step 2
    Step 2

    Tape the template on onto the wood using the masking tape, then hammer a panel pin into each dot.

  • How to make string art. String Art Owl - Step 3
    Step 3

    Gently remove the paper template. Start with the eyes: tie the blue thread to one of the inner circle nails and wrap around the nails in the order shown.

  • How to make string art. String Art Owl - Step 4
    Step 4

    Then take the light blue and wrap around the nails in the order shown.

  • How to make string art. String Art Owl - Step 5
    Step 5

    To complete the eyes, take the light green thread and wrap around the nails in the order shown.

  • How to make string art. String Art Owl - Step 6
    Step 6

    For the beak, attach the yellow thread to a beak nail and wrap as shown.

  • How to make string art. String Art Owl - Step 7
    Step 7

    Now move onto the wings. Using the magenta thread, zigzag around the edges in the order shown, then fill in the center section with larger zigzags. Repeat on the other wing.

  • How to make string art. String Art Owl - Step 8
    Step 8

    Wrap threads as shown vertically to create the chest and tail, using the magenta, pale pink, orange, pale orange, and peach threads in order, from the outside inward, to create the shaded effect.

  • How to make string art. String Art Owl - Step 9
    Step 9

    Then add a layer of horizontal teal threads over the top of the chest section.

  • How to make string art. String Art Owl - Step 10
    Step 10

    Finally, add a second layer of vertical peach, pale orange, and orange threads across the center of the chest and tail as in step 8.

  • How to make string art. String Art Owl - Step 11
    Step 11

    Now complete the face. Add layers of pink and pale pink thread in a random order—I added pale orange on the forehead and ears, and zigzags of orange and pale pink around the face.

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Helen D.
Helen D.
Where do I find "in the order shown" ?? Please give me numbered directions to follow
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