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This isn't your summer camp string art! String art is making a comeback with seemingly endless new designs, and author Jesse Drebach's modern, more flexible approach lets you methodically string away to your heart's content. This book is full of patterns, simple to more intricate designs, that help you quickly get to the fun part of the craft -the stringing! Jesse walks you through his tool room, and even includes tips on cutting and preparing the right size boards. He shares how to structure the nails using paper patterns and details several stringing techniques. DIY String Art includes simple geometrics, nature-inspired motifs worked on tree slices, zodiac signs, and even patterns for negative space string art where you fill in the entire board everywhere but inside the chosen motif. These are cool, urban designs, some with random string work, some with faceted sections and still others with specific string paths to achieve more uniform results, and they look amazing no matter where you hang them. Jesse's double-wrap technique lets you add pronounced details and even create a string frame--he's thought of, basically, everything you need to know to string a gallery of modern art!
Jesse has always been interested in different art ad DIY projects, trying his hand at whatever piqued his curiosity. He began playing around with new string art ideas in mid 2010, and began selling his designs on Etsy. They were a hit, and he was quickly overwhelmed with orders. Through the years he has done many projects, including large-scale pieces for big-name companies such as Google, Fanatics.com and more. Of late he is focusing on patterns, tutorials and projects as his customers have shown an interested in learning to create string art themselves. He is the designer behind the blog NineRed.com that is full of DIY projects, tutorials, home ideas and more. NineRed projects can be found across Pinterest, which has become his top traffic source.
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