Lawrence Ross

STRING ART

Hi everyone! I’m Lawrence Ross and I am Let’s Craft’s resident string artist. I run a small string art kit business called String of the Art, where I have sold thousands of string art kits all over the world. I am a string artist for Primitive By Kathy (“PBK”). Many of my PBK designs have been sold in department stores like Nordstrom’s and Dillard’s. I am also DMC Embroidery Floss’s string artist. My string art journey began five years ago after many failed attempts at taking the Florida Bar Exam due to my dyslexia. I have also always had a rooted passion in the arts and my dyslexia has allowed me to take full advantage of that desire. At this moment I have never been happier in my life, sharing and teaching my passion of string art to everyone around the world!

Get to know Lawrence Ross

  • Where are you from?

    Fort Lauderdale, Florida

  • When did you start crafting?

    I started crafting as a young child in school. However, I discovered stained glass mosaics in my early 20's which lead me to string art. I began crafting string art projects in my mid 20's.

  • What types of crafts do you create?

    I focus on string art. But I also work with stained glass mosaics, punch needle, beading bracelets, and painting.

  • Do you sell your crafts?

    I sell my string art kits on my business's website String of the Art, Etsy, Amazon, Zulily, Rue La La, and other places!

  • Where do you shop for your crafting supplies?

    When shopping for craft supplies in person I enjoy getting going to Michael's and Joann's. Hobby Lobby has a great selection of stained glass for my mosaic projects. DMC Embroidery Floss is the thread that is used for my string art kits and creations. For beading supplies I shop online at Beadaholic.com and Caravanbeads.com.

  • Tell us about your favorite crafted project!

    My favorite string art piece is the Eagle that placed second place in an Americana Art Competition! It took me 7 days to make, from prepping the wood to hammering in the nails, and stringing it all up. My favorite mosaic is the American Map piece. The glass was randomly broken up inside a plastic bag forming all different types of shapes. I placed all those shapes together like a puzzle, making sure each fit perfecting with the surrounding pieces. The mosaic came out looking amazing!

  • Where have you been featured?

    String of the Art has been featured in Country Living Magazine, BuzzFeed, Etsy's Editorial List, and I was a featured artist with DMC Embroidery Floss.