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String art

String art, or pin and
thread art, is
characterized by an
arrangement of colored
thread strung between
points to form abstract
geometric patterns or
designs such as a ship's
sails, sometimes with
other artist material
comprising the
remainder of the work.
Thread, wire, or string
is wound around a grid
of nails hammered into
a velvet-covered
wooden board. Though
straight lines are
formed by the string,
the slightly different
angles and metric
positions at which
strings intersect may
give the appearance of
Bézier curves (and
often construct good
approximations of
quadratic Bézier curves).
Other forms of string
art include Spirelli, which
is used for cardmaking
and scrapbooking, and
curve stitching, in which
string is stitched
through holes.
String art has its origins
in the 'curve stitch'
activities invented by
Mary Everest Boole at
the end of the 19th
Century to make
mathematical ideas
more accessible to
children.[1] It was
popularised as a
decorative craft in the
late 1960s through kits
and books.[citation

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