Sep 23, 2013

Nail & Thread Art Workshop @ Dawanda Snuggery

Last Thursday I went to another workshop. This time organized by Dawanda, an online shop for homemade goodies. The workshop was hosted by the lovely Fräulein Tong Tong who sells a bunch of awesomeness, so check her out.

I prepared for the workshop by printing out a few possible stencils for my project. The Name Krowns is a combination of my future husbands and my last name. And if the US embassy is willing it'll be our name from next year on.

With the help of Fräulein Tong Tong I chose the comic like writing, because it was the thickest font and easiest to thread around.

My good friend Romie joined me for this workshop.

Representing Dawanda was the lovely Lu from luloveshandmade. It was a pleasure to meet her in person!

Busy fellow workshoppers & a peek at the Dawanda Snuggery.

Hammering the nails was much more exhausting than I would have thought. Especially because you really have to put a nail on each corner of the letters and multiple ones on round letters to make the fully visible.

Hours later: tadaaa. I love it! It'll be the centerpiece of our wedding table.
This is what my mate Romie accomplished! The ampersand was drawn from memory and by hand.. jealous!

Of course I forgot to take step by step pictures at the workshop, so it was a good thing I didn't finish both of my projects at the workshop. I was able to paint two pieces of wooden shelf at the workshop. I mixed the colour myself, creating the first wedding theme colour, I believe.
The heart was drawn with a folded piece of paper (because I'm terrible at drawing).

I tried to hammer the nails into the wood as evenly as possible and about a third of the lenght in. You can check if the lenghts are even by looking at the boeard from the side.

Then I removed the paper. If it sticks in between the nail and the wood you can try to pick it out with tweezers or make it wet and rub it off.

Then it's time to thread, thread, thread. You can thread it any way you like. I tried not to connect two of the neighboured nails, but that's just me.
Finished! I really like both pieces of art & enjoyed the workshop immensely. Definitely something I would like to do again very soon! It's always great to try out a new craft.

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  1. Very nice, I love it :-) Lena

  2. Sehr, sehr schön! Und eine herzliche Geschenkidee!
    LG Sandra

    1. Vielen lieben Dank. Als Geschenk ist sowas bestimmt auch ein schöne Sache und relativ einfach zu machen!
      LG Anni

  3. That looks like so much fun!!! And the results are fab!!!

  4. Super schön ist das geworden!
    Sei lieb gegrüßt von Nina

  5. Die Bilder sind echt schick geworden :)

    LG Mareike von

  6. These are beautiful. Looks like fun! I hadn't thought how tiring it would be to hammer the nails.
    I found you through In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party where I have the following project linked; Ghost Card and Free Cut File, would love it if you'd stop by too.
    Hugs, antonella :-)


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