Go Big In Small Spaces With Salvaged Yarn Art

Go Big In Small Spaces With Salvaged Yarn Art

Sarah Rae Smith
Apr 13, 2010

We've mentioned a few times how much we love string art. First there was the giant over-the-mantle piece at Apartment Therapy New York and then there was the string tree we featured a few months back. Now there's the mega-huge yarn art in Portland, Oregon that is as stylish as it is inexpensive.

Although the yarn mural above was custom made from the sweet threads of Yarnia, salvaged yarn and string is quite common at thrift and donation style stores. Be sure to keep your eye out for stray spools as you did through the piles of dusty records, there's sure to be some in there somewhere... and for rock bottom prices!

Even though it can be tempting to stay small with your art in tiny spaces, going big can actually create less visual clutter and carry your eye around the room more. If you're still new to this vintage art form, try checking out this video from Threadbangers to help with a little up close visualization. To make different and unique patterns, all you need to do is alter where your nails and string go, simple as that.

(Image: Craftzine via Yarnia)

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