Friday, December 23, 2011

My new favorite tangle(s)

Have you seen Sandra Strait's Fohbraid?!? It resembles the chain stitch in crochet. It's a lot of fun and very versatile. Cindy Angiel's Sprix, in the first tile, and Joyce Block's Not-a-Knot, in the third tile, are close seconds to my current favorite tangle. Bouclé, also from Sandra Strait: also cool. And Nelumba by Patty Meijer too. All wonderful! What talented and creative people there are out there!
Tangles: Fohbraid, Munchin, Posh, Sprix
Tangles: Black Pearlz, Bouclé, Fohbraid, Nelumba, Striping, Tipple, Tripoli

This tangle looks so much like the chain stitch I wanted to see if I could make it look a little more like that. I found that if I curved the base of the initial triangles, and pulled the outside lines up farther so they fell into line with the curved lines, it accomplished my goal somewhat. I also added a few lines at the center of Cross View to make the strips overlap.
Tangles: Fohbraid, Hibred, Munchin, Not-a-Knot, Pearlz, Unyun


  1. I love the way you do Fohbraid. I hadn't realized how much it resembled a chain stitch until you mentioned it, lol!

    Fantastic zentangles!

  2. I agree... this tangle has become one of my favorites too!

  3. Thank you Margaret for the wonderful burst of inspirations. I love the way you introduce us to new tangles and the enticing flare you give them. My pattern palette really grew this morning.

  4. Thanks for the links to these new (to me) tangles! Learning them is a fun way to spend some time while the kids are asleep waiting for Santa :)