It's another DT day for me over at Twisted Sugar Twine!
Today, I wanted to share with you a project that was inspired from a classic toy. I am sure that most of you have played with this one time or another - it's the spirograph! Do you remember sticking your pencil in one of the holes of the gear and you let this gear go round and round with your pencil within a bigger circle stencil, while drawing a curved, geometric path. I loved the look of it, and always made me feel so artistic, although I had nothing to do with it.
So, I thought that it would be neat to create this pattern using twine. Since there is no way that I can glue down every part of twine in a geometric curved shape, I decided to "sew" this pattern onto the paper.
The holes were created using my cutting machine (you can use rhinestone option - on SCAL and MTC - to create holes for you!), but you can always just use a punch or a piercer.
Here are the cards that I made! You could even make them into a wall art, too!
Here's the instructions:
You can pretty much pick a corner and one hole on the opposite side or the adjoining side and start "sewing" like above. Keep following this pattern until complete. It really doesn't matter what holes you choose, it'll work out in the end, and the holes that you choose will determine how big the pattern is, and what the pattern will be.
You can get creative and do this on the circle shown below:
Changing colors half way will create some interesting effects, or you can even add beads in the twine.
Experiment with different shapes, and different patterns. I've shown you the basics, now be creative!