This Chittar String Art, simply put, involves the use of string, thread, wood and colorful wool as an art form. The brilliance of the art shines through when a delicate balance is achieved between the simplicity of the design and the intricate elaborateness of the thread configurations that form the body of the art. Another delightful characteristic of the art is the smooth flowing texture that is achieved by the spools of thread against the rugged rustic feel of the wood on which it takes form.
How is it made?
1. The design to be made is first decided and finalized.
2. All the materials that go into the making of the string art are gathered. (like nails, thread, pattern, wood)
3. The pattern is placed on the wood and nails are gently hammered into the wood to form the outline of the design. All the nails are pierced to the same depth.
4. Colorful strings are used to outline the design. The string is then wrapped around the nail when changing direction, this provides strength to the strings when taut.
5. Fill in the remaining space with string by crisscrossing threads between the nails.
About the Artist: Sonal Malhotra
Sonal started exploring her imaginative insight while working in the advertising industry. The industry offered her creativity with cups of coffee, she was the one for the job, but destiny had different plans. She quit her full-time advertising job to pursue her artistic passion and now works with Stoned Santa to craft personalized String Art for our lovely customers.
She’s been working with us since December 2017 and has helped over 200 people find their “Just Perfect” gift for their special someone.