Each Thursday I post a string for my members in Tangle All Around to work with. We have a really happening group on Facebook and we would love for you to join us if you aren’t already in the group. I post prompts on Saturdays and we have some fun projects in the works. Here is the string I gave them today:
Typically I work on a 3.5″ square paper – sometimes called a tile. So pretend this big white block with the pencil lines is 3.5″ square. Those lines are guidelines to follow. I pick a tangle pattern to draw in each of those sections. Sometimes I use a different pattern in every section, sometimes I repeat patterns in various sections. It all comes down to how I’m feeling at the time. This tile has five sections as shown, but I could combine a couple sections if I wanted to. There are no hard and fast rules. Just relax, don’t stress, and enjoy the process.
This is what I came up with. I started with those printemps in the upper right corner. They have become my signature tangle – I didn’t come up with the idea of drawing these – I just use them all the time. And usually I begin with this pattern. Then I moved on to the hollibaugh section in the upper left. Loads of fun to draw hollibaugh this way! Next was fiore in the middle section. I love that pattern! I added diva dance rock n’ roll roses along the right hand side. Then I had to decide what to do with that left hand section. I didn’t like any ideas I had so I put the tile away for the night. This morning I thought . . . ooh! I could just dangle lines down from the hollibaugh above it. And that worked! Reminds me of airways! Can you find my ‘chop’? My signature? It’s in there. I always draw it first. That’s a clue! So, you get the idea, right? You take the string, draw it in pencil on your tile or paper, then add the patterns. One at a time. And you relax and have a wonderful time zoning everything else out and just focusing on tangling. I love it!
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