String Art Tall Boat Submitted by Markydoodle December 7th, 2009 Standing 22 inches tall and 24 inches from stem to stern, this homemade tall ship uses string to represent sails. The “sails” are strung by notches on the masts to thumb tacks. Ready for display or bathtub adventures. Courtesy Stephen.
This is a rarer kind of string art in that most in the genre are attached to a flat board inside of a frame. You don’t often see freestanding objects so this one’s pretty special.
Although I own a lot of string art (none freestanding like this) I don’t really like it as it’s such a pain in the butt to keep clean. But I have owls, ships and skyscrapers and usually pick them up when I see them for cheap. Then I wrap them up in plastic bags unless one is so superb it deserves wall space. The one time I tried to clean all my string art I used a sponge but it made the yarn (used instead of string) smell like it’d been in a moldy cellar for a decade. Then I tried to vacuum it and the sail popped right off of the nails holding it down and clogged up my Ronco Miracle Broom.