Cool String Art by Lori Wenger is full of some of the neatest string art pieces you will ever see. They are not the spirograph-type designs I remember from my youth, but more random and fun. There is an impressive assortment of designs for different decors and tastes, and I am giving away 1 copy of this excellent book!
The book reviewed in this post was provided by Leisure Arts.
Cool String Art by Lori Wenger starts off right away with the patterns. Each pattern includes a full supply list so you are sure not to leave anything out. Then there are the instructions. It is all broken down into steps to make life easier, and everything is clearly spelled out for you.
After all the patterns there is a section on String Art Basics. It is a good idea to read this before starting (or even shopping for) your first project. There are some important things you need to know, and some really great tips.
Next are all the templates. They are all made to fit on one page, but some do require enlarging for use. If they do require enlarging they are clearly marked as to what percent they need to be enlarged. Even if they do not require enlarging, you will still want to make a copy of the template to use as it gets destroyed during the making of your project.
At the end of the book you can read a little about Lori Wenger, the creator of this awesome book. It’s always nice to learn a bit about the artist behind the creations.
I decided to make one of the pieces myself. It was hard to decide, but I finally went with a pineapple for my entry way. After all, pineapples mean “welcome”! The whole process was fun and the directions were easy to follow. As the book says, I would definitely use needle nose pliers to hold the nails in place. I don’t think I could have done it otherwise. The plaque I used was a bit bigger than the suggested size, so I enlarged the template a bit as well. I am quite happy with the finished piece and my new book Cool String Art by Lori Wenger!
You can find Cool String Art in many craft stores, or you can order it online HERE.
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