Sometimes, I just cannot resist picking up a hammer, some nails, a piece of wood, and some thread. This was one of the biggest projects that I’ve taken on and I needed to finish it in a week! Thread art is something I really love but the time commitment, intricate detail, and many of the other aspects are sometimes quite a lot to deal with.
For this project, I did draw a faint outline on the wood after staining it to give myself some easier work. I then just started to hammer in nails, I would always put a nail at a critical point (such as a turn or edge) and the would place them about an inch and a half from each other. It was not a precise science.
Then came the hard part. I was working from an image while doing this which made it a lot easier. The colors would weave and overlap which made the order in which they were added extremely important. I would start by knotting the thread around one nail and then wrapping them around the others to create the lines that I wanted.
And after days of work, the results couldn’t have been better.
I will do a step by step walk through on the next one that I do.