Yarnbombs

String Art Wall at SF’s new Seed + Salt


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We love trying new things with yarn! How exciting when the new restaurant Seed + Salt in the San Francisco’s Marina district asked us to create a geometric string art wall for the dining room. (They also commissioned us to yarnbomb a tree out front, which we wrote about here.) The piece is 9 x 8 feet and took about a day to design and a couple full days to install. We planned this design on paper first, carefully mapping the main elements to exact measurements and sketching some repeating elements to draw from on site. After installing the main elements, we filled in with our sketched repeating elements to make sure the colors and shapes filled the space in a clean but dynamic balance. We used Caron Simply Soft yarn and about 1500 escutcheon pins hammered at careful one- and six-inch intervals. What a crazy load of nails to hammer! A beam level and scaffold are essential tools for a job of this scale and height–we were glad the construction crew loaned us theirs.

String Art Seed + Salt
String Art Seed + Salt

String Art Seed + Salt 3 96dpi

The piece is 9 x 8 feet and took about a day to design and a couple full days to install. We planned this design on paper first, carefully mapping the main elements to exact measurements and sketching some repeating elements to draw from on site. After installing the main elements, we filled in with our sketched repeating elements to make sure the colors and shapes filled the space in a clean but dynamic balance. We used Caron Simply Soft yarn and about 1500 escutcheon pins hammered at careful one- and six-inch intervals. What a crazy load of nails to hammer! A beam level and scaffold are essential tools for a job of this scale and height–we were glad the construction crew loaned us theirs.

String Art Seed + Salt

String Art Seed + Salt

String Art Seed + Salt 2 96dpi

As the light changes across this beautifully airy space, the neons glow and fade, while textured shadows push the shapes in and out of the wall. What a joy to watch! I know you’ll love seeing it in person as you munch on a sprouted nut loaf slathered in fresh lemon curd. When you do, tag us @knitsforlife and @thedappertoad in your #yarnbomb pics!

xxxo,
Lorna & Jill

 

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