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kneser
« on: May 23, 2012 04:03:00 PM »

I'm not sure where to put this.  I had an extra piece of wood lying around and wanted to try string art.  I have seen other people do this with states and place the heart where their home town is.  



I printed out an outline of Wisconsin (our new home), taped it to the wood and nailed small nails all around the outline as close as possible.  I used all the colors in my embroidery stash (except for black, white, and brown), and evenly split them among the outer nails, 10 nails per color.  



After I finished, I took a sharpie and drew the quote.  What do you think?
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« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2012 04:31:16 PM »

Welcome to Wisconsin! It's pretty awesome here! Your string art is very pretty! I like all the colors Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2012 04:55:28 PM »

I think I have to pin this.
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« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2012 05:08:20 PM »

Yay!  I grew up in Wisconsin, and most of my family is there!  Madison is an awesome place to be!
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« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2012 05:19:52 PM »

Wisconsin is the BEST! I love your interpretation of string art. I may have to make one of these for myself Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2012 05:29:32 PM »

This is so great! I've seen similar things on pinterest but I like your rainbow version even better.
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« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2012 07:49:25 PM »

This is the prettiest string art I've seen in a while Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2012 07:06:33 AM »

Love it! If the heart was another inch north it would be perfect for me. *Pinning*
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« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2012 07:14:46 AM »

Thanks everyone!
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« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2012 07:20:22 AM »

Very cool.
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« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2012 07:02:41 AM »

I've not seen anything like this before.  That is soo cool!!
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« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2012 09:36:53 AM »

Gah! I love that you did it with a rainbow!! Also it looks like you did a great job with the outline. Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2012 11:18:57 AM »

such a great way to remember where home is.
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« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2012 02:20:35 PM »

First of all, this is some wicked awesome string art! 

Secondly, I also welcome you to Wisconsin!  I'm a Madisonian, which it looks like you are now, too!  (at least that's my guess, based on the location of the heart and others' assumptions Wink  Though, you could also potentially be in the Dells area)

If you have any Madison area questions, just PM me!  Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2012 05:42:52 AM »

Yay!  I grew up in Wisconsin, and most of my family is there!  Madison is an awesome place to be!

Oh thats funny... so did I... I love State Street in Mad Town... but I am a northwoods girl born and bred!  I am from the nose that is in the middle of the green bordering Minnesota... Thats Burnett county.  We are both so far away from our original homes...
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« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2012 02:24:00 PM »

This is fantastic! It brings back memories from when we used to do this as kids, except we just used rubber bands and it was not as pretty!
I'm going to do this with my home province, Manitoba Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: May 28, 2012 08:32:34 PM »

Great job! Very original. I love state shaped art. The colors are wonderful and I love the heart in the center.
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« Reply #17 on: May 29, 2012 05:11:39 AM »

That's a great idea, and it turned out wonderfully.
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« Reply #18 on: May 29, 2012 04:51:10 PM »

I really like that! I love any craft that gives props to the home state Wink
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« Reply #19 on: June 13, 2012 06:41:00 PM »

Welcome to the Dairy State!  I live (quite a bit) north of Milwaukee.  Just wanted to say that I love what you did.  I'm so glad I clicked on the link!
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« Reply #20 on: June 17, 2012 04:15:18 AM »

Clever idea and it turned out beautifully! Smiley
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« Reply #21 on: June 17, 2012 03:59:55 PM »

Welcome. I was born and raised here. And very nice job on your project Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: June 21, 2012 12:12:47 AM »

That's cute
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« Reply #23 on: November 08, 2012 06:45:45 AM »

Great project!  I have one similar for my province of Alberta that a fellow Craftster member made for me.
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« Reply #24 on: November 09, 2012 06:58:10 PM »

I love your Wisconsin! Though I admit I am also biased as a Wisconsinite... My heart is on the far Qest of the state along the Mississippi River, though.
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