If I look at Panthe for too long it makes my eyes feel funny, but that’s partly why I like it! As you can see in the tutorial it’s based on the Pantheon Dome in Rome, which inspired me to try a circular tangle area for the first time.
Step 1. Draw a grid using double lines.
Step 2. Add crosses in the larger squares.
Step 3. Draw a small square around the centre of each cross
Step 4. Draw a larger square around the small one
Step 5 (optional). Fill in the sections where the grid lines overlap
Step 6 (optional). Add some shading.
I decided to have a play with this Tangle, see what else could be done with it. I tried starting off with a single-line grid rather than double.
Then a triple-line grid.
Adding in some extra squares.
And filling in certain sections.
It’s so interesting to me how little changes like that can really alter the look of a Tangle.
So what do you think of Panthe? Which is your favourite version? Let me know in the comments!
I like W2 because it reminds me of a Mothers Day present I made years and years ago. The one where you cut out two shapes, cut strips into them, and then weave them together to form a heart.
Mum still has the heart I made to this day.
At first I struggled with the set up of W2; I couldn’t wrap my head around the layout of the diamonds. But once I realised it was just a straight grid of squares on the diagonal I was sorted. I can turn my paper 45 degrees and draw the grid, then turn it back straight to add in the lines and finish it off.
I’ve got another Tangle with personal meaning this week.
When I first moved to Glasgow (gosh, nearly 8 years ago now) my Mum’s Scottish colleague said I would be fine as long as I avoided two areas of the city; Easterhouse and Maryhill. I was a good girl and only searched for flats in the West End, found a room for rent, and moved in.
It was several months later that I discovered the line between the West End and Maryhill is pretty fuzzy, and I was actually staying in the latter. Bad daughter. But it was actually a really nice street, obviously I didn’t die, and that flat was the gateway to me staying in Glasgow permanently so I’ll always have a soft spot for Maryhill.
Which brings me to the Tangle. Not only does it remind me of my first place up here, it’s also one of those magical patterns that creates a shape without me explicitly drawing it. Here’s the link to the official tutorial.
And here’s my first ever attempt.
It’s good aura practice.
The pinwheel is easier to see when the image is smaller. I need to try it with other shapes as well to see if the same rule applies.
Shading also helps.
It’s not quite as magical as Paradox, but it has the same meditative quality to it and I do love pinwheels so I’ll definitely be using it in the future.
So that’s Maryhill! What do you think? Can you see the pinwheel? Let me know in the comments!
It’s been far, far too long since I wrote a tangle of the week post so (even though the week is nearly finished now) I’m sticking one up right now!
It’s called Knyt, and just look at it.
How could I possibly resist?
If you’ve read some of my TOTW posts before you’ll know that it often takes me two or three attempts to really get it, but this one just seemed to come naturally to me. Maybe it’s because I’m a knitter. Probably it’s because Knyt is so simple. Either way I reckon I’ll be using this Tangle a lot in my crafting.
You can find the official tutorial here, and here’s my step by step.
Looking like tiny rainbows.
Just ignore that squiggle at the bottom. The wind blew the paper into my pen. Oh the perils of outdoor tangling!
Voila! It’s pretty magical I think. Next up I want to try it with chunky ‘yarn’ and see how that looks, as well as placing the original semi-circles closer together and farther apart.
So what do you think of Knyt? Let me know in the comments!
A super tutorial on some of the different ways you can use Tipple can be found here.
I tend to use pebble-style Tipple, where none of the lines overlap and I fill in the gaps with smaller and smaller circles. I also quite like the idea of weighted, where my ‘pebbles’ fall like they’re affected by gravity. Although, like most things, I still need more practice.
Rather than a background, I use this tangle as a filler for smaller areas.
I could use it as a little corner highlight on my cards if it would fit the theme, but I need to do some experimenting first to see if it works out.
So what do you think of Tipple? Which versions do you like? Let me know in the comments!
This week we’re going to look at a really tangly-looking Tangle, although of course it’s simpler than it sometimes looks. You can find the tutorial here.
And here’s my step out, which is looking surprisingly dull considering I drew it in the 26 degree Australian sunshine!
I draw the inner lines and fill them in first, then if I make a mistake or go outside the lines (as I did in the top right corner) then I can just draw the auras to fit the mistakes so it looks like it’s meant to be that way!
I drew this example very square and went with the top, sides, and bottom next, but as you can see from the website example you can draw Umble lines wherever you want.
And add as many or as few layers as you want.
I stopped here, because I would stick/stamp a Happy Birthday in the space. I do like framing my sentiments with Tangles!
Umble works well with colour as well as black and white. My latest idea is to use a different colour for each layer, so it would look like rainbows separated into their different stripes.
What do you think of Umble? Would you like to see it in colour? Let me know in the comments!