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String Art Owl

String Craft

https://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/string-art-owl • Posted by Ryland Peters & Small

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.

You will need

Project Budget
Cheap

Time

2 h 00

Difficulty

Nice & Simple
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Description

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.

Instructions

  1. Spray the piece of wood black and allow to dry.

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

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    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.

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

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

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

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    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.

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    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.

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

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    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.

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    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.