Saturday, July 21, 2012
Tennis Racquet Press String Art
A few months ago, I found a tennis racquet press at the thrift store. I'll admit it, I had no idea what it was. I thought it would make a neat picture frame and bought it. My husband enlightened me when he asked why I needed a racquet press when I don't play tennis. He should know better than to ask such silly questions!
I decided to use the racquet press as the base for string artwork. The original plan was to unscrew the wing nuts and hammer small nails into the bottom piece. I quickly discovered that the nuts were not designed to be taken off. Cutting off the ends of the screws to remove the nuts was not something I wanted to attempt. Instead I drilled small, evenly spaced holes in the bottom half, being careful not to drill into the other piece.
I used red button thread to make my string art design. As you could imagine, it was time consuming to pass the thread through all of those holes, but I love how it turned out!