This is another tangle that I love, love, LOVE, but still haven’t quite perfected yet. My lines always come out a little wobbly, and getting them to meet up is difficult!
Instructions (click on the photo to see it clearly) can be found here.
There are a few different ways I do this tangle. For the card up at the top of this post, I left in the basic grid lines that start it off. I didn’t draw in the diagonal guide lines for that one and I think it shows; most of the ‘arms’ are more curved on one side than the other.
Obviously you can also leave in the diagonal lines if you like
But that looks pretty messy to me, so I never do.
You can also remove all of the guidelines if you draw them in pencil rather than pen.
A more subtle difference, which might be difficult to explain, is the way the arms overlap each other. In the instruction photo you can see that Pegi draws every arm facing one direction first
And then every arm going the other way
Which produces a B’Twined that looks like this:
See how each cross has 2 arms that are on top and 2 that go underneath others.
But an alternative is to draw them in a zig zag pattern
Now it looks like there is one upper layer of crosses with all arms on top, and one lower layer with all arms running underneath. It’s a subtle difference that probably nobody would notice unless it was pointed out to them, but I love the fact that I can produce more than one thing from a single tangle.
What do you think of B’Twined? Have I inspired anyone to give tangling a go yet? Let me know in the comments!