String Art

How To : Make string art

This series of videos shows you how to create string art. This is a good project for kids or adults as it can go from very simple designs to very complex ones. Part 1 of 14 - How to Make string art. Make string art - Part 2 of 14. Click through to watch this video on expertvil ...more

How To : Create an exotic string art pendant for jewelry

In jewelry making, string art is one of those techniques that creates a complicated looking result but is actually very easy to do. Composed of differently hued strings wrapped around a teardrop shaped pendant, string art can be used for various jewelry projects. You can make ...more

News : More String Art

I was browsing Reddit.com yesterday and noticed this post. User guyanonymous (yes I am really crediting him regardless of his name!) had posted up this string-art picture which has parabolic curves created from straight lines and gave me permission to post it up here on the co ...more

How To : Make retro 70's string art with ThreadBanger

This video is 70's string art tutorial, decor yourself. The way the women is describing, is that you can use anything to do this, get a piece of thick wood, paint it white, use a ruler, and measure halfway, draw a dot. Draw a circle around it, with the dot being in the middle. ...more

News : Parabolic Art in EL-Wire by Ben Yates

This is a new line of work I've started - inspired by string art of Archimedean Lines, these are 3-dimensional sculptures made using Electro-Luminescent Wire weaved around a clear acrylic frame. They hang on the wall, but each has a sense of depth so their look alters from dif ...more

How To : Create Parabolic Curves Using Straight Lines

Curve stitching is a form of string art where smooth curves are created through the use of straight lines. It is taught in many Junior High and High School art classes. I discovered it when my math students started showing me the geometric art they had created. The process of ...more

How To : Create a string figure Crow's Feet

Did you play Cat's Cradle as a kid? Well, there's more to string figure art than just Cat's Cradle or Jacob's Ladder. This string art video demonstrates how to make a string figure Crow's Feet. Song: Stuzz (DJ Deep Jr.) - Punk's Life Browsing the International String Figure A ...more

How To : Create a string figure Horned Star

Did you play Cat's Cradle as a kid? Well, there's more to string figure art than just Cat's Cradle or Jacob's Ladder. This string art video demonstrates how to make a string figure Horned Star. Song: Europe - The Final Countdown Browsing the International String Figure Associ ...more

How To : Create a string figure North Star

Did you play Cat's Cradle as a kid? Well, there's more to string figure art than just Cat's Cradle or Jacob's Ladder. This string art video demonstrates how to make a string figure North Star. Song: Laurent Wolf - No Stress Browsing the International String Figure Association ...more

How To : Create a string figure Super Lightning

Did you play Cat's Cradle as a kid? Well, there's more to string figure art than just Cat's Cradle or Jacob's Ladder. This string art video demonstrates how to make a string figure Super LIghtning. Song: The Beatles - I Want You (She's so Heavy) Browsing the International Str ...more

How To : Create a string figure Dragonfly

Did you play Cat's Cradle as a kid? Well, there's more to string figure art than just Cat's Cradle or Jacob's Ladder. This string art video demonstrates how to make a string figure Dragonfly. Song: Buckethead - Jump Man Browsing the International String Figure Association web ...more

How To : Create a string figure Cup and Saucer

Did you play Cat's Cradle as a kid? Well, there's more to string figure art than just Cat's Cradle or Jacob's Ladder. This string art video demonstrates how to make a string figure Cup and Saucer. Song: Rihanna - Disturbia Browsing the International String Figure Association ...more

How To : Create a string figure Super Apache Door

Did you play Cat's Cradle as a kid? Well, there's more to string figure art than just Cat's Cradle or Jacob's Ladder. This string art video demonstrates how to make a string figure Super Apache Door. Song: Osibisa - Rabiatu Browsing the International String Figure Association ...more

How To : Create a string figure King's Throne

Did you play Cat's Cradle as a kid? Well, there's more to string figure art than just Cat's Cradle or Jacob's Ladder. This string art video demonstrates how to make a string figure King's Throne. Song: Fabri Fibra / Gianna Nannini - In Italia Browsing the International String ...more

How To : Create a string figure Volcano Island

Did you play Cat's Cradle as a kid? Well, there's more to string figure art than just Cat's Cradle or Jacob's Ladder. This string art video demonstrates how to make a string figure volcano island. Song: Aphex Twin - Pop Corn Browsing the International String Figure Associatio ...more

How To : Create a string figure Pillars of the Sun

Did you play Cat's Cradle as a kid? Well, there's more to string figure art than just Cat's Cradle or Jacob's Ladder. This string art video demonstrates how to make a string figure titled Pillars of the Sun. Song: Megadeth - Holy War. Browsing the International String Figure ...more

How To : Create a string figure Apache Door

Did you play Cat's Cradle as a kid? Well, there's more to string figure art than just Cat's Cradle or Jacob's Ladder. This string art video demonstrates how to make a string figure Apache Door. Song: Gentle Giant - Why Not. Browsing the International String Figure Association ...more

How To : Create a string figure Apache Door (9 variations)

Did you play Cat's Cradle as a kid? Well, there's more to string figure art than just Cat's Cradle or Jacob's Ladder. This string art video demonstrates how to make a string Figure Apache Door (9 variations). Browsing the International String Figure Association website, I cam ...more

How To : Create a string figure Owl

Did you play Cat's Cradle as a kid? Well, there's more to string figure art than just Cat's Cradle or Jacob's Ladder. This string art video demonstrates how to make a string figure owl. Song: King Crimson - In the Court of King Crimson. Browsing the International String Figur ...more

How To : Create a string figure Ten Men

Did you play Cat's Cradle as a kid? Well, there's more to string figure art than just Cat's Cradle or Jacob's Ladder. This string art video demonstrates how to make a string figure titled, Ten Men. Song: Jean-Michel Jarre - Oxygene. Browsing the International String Figure As ...more

How To : Create a string figure Moth

Did you play Cat's Cradle as a kid? Well, there's more to string figure art than just Cat's Cradle or Jacob's Ladder. This string art video demonstrates how to make a string figure moth. Song: Warhorse - Woman of the Devil. Browsing the International String Figure Association ...more

How To : Create a string figure Butterfly

Did you play Cat's Cradle as a kid? Well, there's more to string figure art than just Cat's Cradle or Jacob's Ladder. This string art video demonstrates how to make a string figure butterfly. Song: SSS - Warhorse. Browsing the International String Figure Association website, ...more

How To : Create a string figure Flower

Did you play Cat's Cradle as a kid? Well, there's more to string figure art than just Cat's Cradle or Jacob's Ladder. This string art video demonstrates how to make a string figure flower. Song: The Shadows - Apache. Browsing the International String Figure Association websit ...more

How To : Create a string figure Lightning Bolt

Did you play Cat's Cradle as a kid? Well, there's more to string figure art than just Cat's Cradle or Jacob's Ladder. This string art video demonstrates how to make a string figure lightning. Song: In This Moment - The Great Divide. Browsing the International String Figure As ...more

How To : Create a string figure Horned Owl

Did you play Cat's Cradle as a kid? Well, there's more to string figure art than just Cat's Cradle or Jacob's Ladder. This string art video demonstrates how to make a string figure horned owl. Song: The Prodigy - Breathe. Browsing the International String Figure Association w ...more

How To : Create a string figure Carrying Wood

Did you play Cat's Cradle as a kid? Well, there's more to string figure art than just Cat's Cradle or Jacob's Ladder. This string art video demonstrates how to make a string figure titled, Carrying Wood. Song: Deep Purple - Black Night. Browsing the International String Figur ...more

How To : Create a string figure Rabbit

Did you play Cat's Cradle as a kid? Well, there's more to string figure art than just Cat's Cradle or Jacob's Ladder. This string art video demonstrates how to make a string figure rabbit. Song: Ten Years After: Love Like a Man. Browsing the International String Figure Associ ...more

How To : Create a string figure Siberian House

Did you play Cat's Cradle as a kid? Well, there's more to string figure art than just Cat's Cradle or Jacob's Ladder. This string art video demonstrates how to make a string figure Siberian House. Song: Focus - Hocus Pocus. Browsing the International String Figure Association ...more

How To : Create a string figure Parachute / Tent

Did you play Cat's Cradle as a kid? Well, there's more to string figure art than just Cat's Cradle or Jacob's Ladder. This string art video demonstrates how to make a parachute / tent. Song: Miles Davis - So What. Browsing the International String Figure Association website, ...more

How To : Make a Hyperbolic Paraboloid Using Skewers

In Monday's post, we created a sliceform model of a hyperbolic paraboloid. In today's post, we will create a similar model using skewers. The hyperbolic paraboloid is a ruled surface, which means that you can create it using only straight lines even though it is curved. In fac ...more

How To : Craft a heart shaped lamp shade

Turn on your heart light!! Watch this instructional arts and crafts video to make a fabulous heart shaped lamp shade for Valentine's Day. You will need a heart shaped box of chocolates, a beaded curtain, duct tape, string, ribbon, and a lamp shade. So what are you waiting for? ...more

How To : Make an amazing lamp out of strings

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make an amazing lamp. The materials required for this project are a balloon, wool string and liquid glue. Begin by blowing up the balloon and wind it with wool string. Wrap all around to cover the surface of the balloon. Then cover ...more

How To : Tie the Tea Cup decorative knot

If you're into arts and crafts then you know that there is more that you can do with a long piece of string than just tie your shoes. On this TyingitAllTogether video you have the opportunity to tie the teacup decorative knot using one long piece of string folded in half. The ...more

How To : Make an easy art journal

In this video, we learn how to make an easy art journal. You will need: card stock or thick paper (10 pcs), fabric, scissors, ruler, clips, string, and a button. First, fold your paper in half and push down the crease so the paper stays folded. Now, lay your fabric down onto a ...more

How To : Make paper ornaments with Crayola

Check out this fun arts and crafts project for the holidays with this tutorial from Crayola. Learn how to make paper ornaments with your kids using Crayola products. You will need paper or paper shapes, hole punch, scissors, string, your favorite markers, cookie cutters, erasa ...more

How To : Knot pearl beads

This video tutorial is in the Arts & Crafts category where you will learn how to knot pearl beads from Brenda. Pearl knotting is making a simple knot between each pearl on a strand. They not only give a professional look, they also keep the pearls in place and prevent them fro ...more

How To : Craft a potato container car with your kids

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a recycled potato container car. The materials required for this project are: a recycled potato chips, half of a skewer stick, 4 recycled plastic soda caps, glue and a sharp pencil. Users may also need paint, brush and string. ...more

How To : Make a dangling picture frame

This video tutorial is in the Arts & Crafts which will show you how to make a dangling picture frame. You will need pictures that you want to frame, old CD cases, a drill with a very thin drill bit and fishing line. Remove all paper from inside the CD cases, cut the pictures t ...more

How To : Do a lanyard twisted triangle stitch

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to do a lanyard twisted triangle stitch. Users will need 3 pieces of gimp with the same length. Take all 3 strings and tie a knot at the end. Now separate all 3 strands from each other and select one of the strands to be the top strand ...more

How To : Make a gorgeous paper flower

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a paper flower. This video provides all the materials that are required in order to make the paper flower. The materials required include: colored tissue paper, scissors, and 10 cm of colored string. Begin by cutting the tissue ...more

How To : Make four kinds of friendship bracelets

Looking to master the art of friendship bracelet making? In this tutorial video, Sherr Bear goes over four different kinds of friendship bracelets, and then goes on to teach the most simple kind, what she calls the "spiral" also known as the "Chinese Stiarcase". Materials you ...more

How To : Make your own art journal

By watching this video, you will learn how to create your own art journal. Begin by cutting pieces of heavy weight cardstock 5" by 8". After you have cut all your sheets, fold them in half. If you want a defined crease, you can use a bone folder. Next, poke small holes in the ...more

How To : Craft a pretty origami butterfly mobile

Origami butterflies are truly beautiful, but what exactly do you do with them once you've made them? While individually they look pretty on your desk, once you have several they become more of a clutter inducer and dust collector than a piece of art. Check out this origami tu ...more

How To : Tie a Pagoda knot

TyingItAllTogether explains that, "Pagoda is the English language term for a tiered tower with multiple eaves. Common throughout eastern Asia, most pagodas were built to serve a religious function. The Pagoda Knot was created in admiration of this sacred architecture." In this ...more

How To : Build a smashable guitar prop

You're not really going to smash that guitar are you? It's a piece of art. Parker put together this tutorial to show how to build a prop guitar you can smash and let out all that rock and roll angst. You will need a glue gun, chess pawns, cardboard, duct tape, a gift box, glue ...more

OL's Favorites : Chez Panisse Vegetables Cookbook

Chez Panisse Vegetables has been a sort of farmers market "bible" for me.  When I first started going to farmers markets I kept reaching for the same vegetables I had conventionally used for years. I felt overwhelmed by the cornucopia of earthly riches as I reached past crisp ...more

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