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String Art Symmography: Three-Dimensional Creative Designs with Yarn without Knotting or Knitting
String Art Symmography Three-Dimensional Creative Designs with Yarn without Knotting or Knitting Author:Lois Kreischer If you are one of those people longing to be creative but all thumbs when it comes to knitting or sewing, this first book on a new and exciting art form, already beginning to sweep the country, may be just what you have been waiting for. String Art is a step-by-step guide to creating superb three-dimensional designs with a maximum of ease and a... more » minimum of expense. If you can tie a shoelace, you have mastered all the necessary technique. With yarn, wood, nails, and a dash of ingenuity, anyone can become a home craftsman or decorator and achieve truly excellent results in a short time.
Symmographic designs are easily executed by drawing a pattern on a piece of paper, placing it on a wood background, and marking off dots at intervals around the outside edge. Small holes are drilled into the dots, the paper removed, and nails placed in the holes. A stunning tree-dimensional effect is achieved by stringing yarn from one nail to another-a beautiful symmograph suitable for framing.
The author recounts her discovery of symmography and t he way in which it developed from a simple experiment to a mature and sophisticated means of expression. She offers many elegant designs for the beginner to follow, as well as detailed instructions for creating original patterns. The projects start with simple circles and stars and move on to more complicated projects such as butterflies, flowers, free forms, abstracts, and others. More than fifty photographs of finished works are reproduced in full color. The final section of the book is a comprehensive guide to mounting, framing, and hanging the finished piece.
String Art will open the door to a wealth of creative opportunities and will provide people of all ages with the means to make magnificent and unusual objets d'art by a truly fascinating process. It will be used porfitably by craftsmen, students, teachers, hobbyists, and artists, and by anyone interested in creative endeavor.
Lois Kreischer has spent many years creating symmographic designs and has taught skills to many people. She lives with her family in Novato, California.« less