4 Best String Art Border Edge Tutorials

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Everything has a shortcut, including string art. Such as embroidery, all patterns can be finished easily if we master various embroidery stitches. In the same way, there are several basic string art winding method. Next, I will introduce 4 simple ways of bordering edges, which are used to outline patterns or highlight borders. They have a high frequency of use in string art works. It is recommended that the string art beginners start from here. For advanced skill, you can learn our another post: 6 Basic String Art Wrapping Ways

1-word Unilateral Method

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Use a thread to form a “1” shape between two nails, which is a unilateral line. We offer detailed tutorials via pictures and videos. 

After tying a knot with a rope, start to wind from the first nail. Pull the thread to wrap around with the second nail, then keep moving on. Repeat the above steps, until the last nail is finished. 

Here are the pictures tutorials:

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11-word Bilateral Method

11-word Bilateral (1)

Use a line to form an “11”shape between two nails, which is a bilateral line. We offer detailed tutorials via pictures and videos. 

Just as its name implies, the bilateral 11-word has parallel lines compared with 1-word unilateral. Tie a knot on the first nail. Pull the thread and wrap around with the second nail. Then back to the first nail, and wrap around it. Immediately pull thread to the third nail and wrap around it, then back to the second nail. Wrap around and go to the fourth nail… Repeat the above steps, until the last nail is finished.

Here are the pictures:

11-word Bilateral (2)
11-word Bilateral (3)
11-word Bilateral (4)

8-word Unilateral Method

8-word Unilateral Method (1)

Use a line to form an “18” shape between two nails. We offer detailed tutorials via pictures and videos. There are detailed winding methods for your references.

Start from the first nail. Pull the thread to the left front, wrap around with the second nail. Next go to the left rear, back to the first nail and wrap around it. At this time, the “8”shape occurs. Immediately, pull thread to the left front, wrap around with the third nail… Repeat the above steps, until the last nail is finished. After master those laws, you can finish a string art pattern in a short time. It’s so easy. 

Here are the pictures:

8-word Unilateral Method (2)
8-word Unilateral Method (3)
8-word Unilateral Method (4)

8-word Bilateral Method

8-word Bilateral Method (1)

Use a line to form an “181” shape between two nails. Actually, after familiarizing with the third method, you can learn that way easily. Just return to the first nail via wrapping around nails one bye one, from another side. We offer detailed tutorials via pictures and videos. 

Here are the pictures:

8-word Bilateral Method (2)
8-word Bilateral Method (4)
8-word Bilateral Method (5)

Here are the videos:

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