The mini string art kit includes a stained 5.5" x 7" piece of wood, yarn, decorations, nails, pattern, and step-by-step instructions. The DIY kit is assembled into a clear 6" x 9" plastic bag with a full-color insert for reference when making. All kits also come with a URL to access professionally made videos that cover basic techniques for those who are visual learners.
About Shawna: In August 2015, I struggled as an empty nester. I worked at an advertising agency and used crafting to fill my time. After seeing string art online I knew it was something I had to try. I researched how to do it but found no consistency in the instruction, so I vowed to figure it out on my own. I made a few boards with embroidery floss but wasn’t happy with the end result. I decided to try yarn and combined it with my earlier background as a Product Designer at Oriental Trading Co. to develop my own technique. These two changes would inspire my entire business model. I began selling pieces at a handmade store and was amazed at the demand. After selling out at a craft show and generating a large number of custom orders I quit my “day job” and added on teaching string art in February 2016.
Since my first workshop, I’ve taught 9,000+ people using my uniquely illustrated designs. After many students began asking for "one hour" at-home projects I developed a mini DIY kit. My goal was to make something affordable with quality materials and could be tackled by any age. After a few months of testing in workshops, I began mini kit production in May 2018. Each idea begins in my sketchbook before I take it into the computer to create a formal pattern. I create a sample to fine-tune the design before developing a recipe card, along with a step-by-step instruction sheet. All materials are pulled by hand, the woodcut/stained in my woodshop and kits are hand assembled in my studio.