A windmill string art pattern has been added to the String Art Fun website. String art pictures are made with nails and string on a wooden base. The windmill pattern can be worked in silver string, thread, wool or thin wire on a black felt background.
The pattern size is approximately 300 mm x 210 mm (12 x 8½ inches). It is delivered by download to your computer in PDF format.
The pattern is in the general section of the String Art Fun website under Windmill.
Primary school teachers looking for a fun maths project for the Christmas term will find it at the String Art Fun website. The string art maths projects are suitable for Key Stage 2 Maths (8 – 11 years old). They include numbered patterns and maths questions sheets.
Designs can be created with pencils and ruler or drawing pins (thumb tacks) and string / wool.
String art picture making has much in common with prick and stitch card making. It uses nails hammered into a backing board and coloured wool or string to create the design. If you would like to try your hand at string art there is a free candle pattern available from the String Art Is My Craft web site.
The pattern instructions can be printed out on an A4 sheet (210mm x 297mm or 8 x 12 inches). The suggested method is to put the printed pattern over a backing board of plywood or similar and drill small holes to locate the nails. The paper pattern is then removed and nails hammered in.
The instructions that come with the pattern tell you the stringing sequence. If you have made cards using the prick and stitch technique you will quickly understand how to go about it.
The resulting picture would make an attractive centrepiece for Christmas, a religious occasion or just to hang on your wall.
Way back in the swinging 1960s I was given a string art kit for Christmas. The kit had silver string, black felt for the background, a backing board and lots of nails. The picture was a sailing boat. I had great fun making the picture and it hung proudly in the hall for many years. Continue reading →