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I found the adjacent image here, and want to learn how to make this:

String art illustration

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  • Interesting design. It looks almost like a single piece of string, you'd just have to figure out the pattern.
    – user24
    Jan 31 '18 at 5:44
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    @CreationEdge with three going to each point, it's impossible that it's a single strand :)
    – Catija
    Feb 2 '18 at 3:42
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    @Catija Only if none of those connections actually have a second strand hidden underneath!
    – user24
    Feb 2 '18 at 14:59
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    @CreationEdge - Well, the sample shown is a virtual creation: 3d digital, so topology is not so important to it. Doubt you would see that pattern in a real life version.
    – rebusB
    Jun 10 '18 at 15:36
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It seems like every pin/bead is connected to only three opposite. So I guess the job is to divide the circle into the number of beads/pins and to connect them using only three strings per each :)

Image

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I suspect that the string goes through holes in the backing where the pins/beads are so the string also travels on the back side of the pattern which is what allows you to have three strands going to one point.

I further suspect that the 'beads' are ball ended pins which also go through the same holes.

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    Just an FYI, this pattern appears to be a 3D model, rather than a photo of an actual pattern, so it is probably hiding any "messy" stuff like knots or holes.
    – user24
    Feb 2 '18 at 20:56
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    Not hiding... just not there. Basically its a illustration of string art, and not a very realistic one at that.
    – rebusB
    Jun 10 '18 at 15:38

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