Sunday, July 20, 2014

Prestwood variation

Some time ago I deconstructed the pattern on the back of one of my mother's antique chairs. You can see the story and the tangle Prestwood here.

Recently, out of necessity, I happened upon a lovely variation of this tangle. I had made the rolling zigzag too wide and the filler loop didn't fill, so I added another. You can see it in both the tiles I did for Zentangle's Zenth (10th!) anniversary here. I really liked the effect and wanted to explore it more. Black Pearlz seemed to work nicely in some of the larger areas.
Tangles: Black Pearlz, Knase, Paradox, Prestwood variation
Tangles: Black Pearlz, Prestwood variation
It's quite simple. Here's how to do this variation:
Generally I find I have space to add two inner 'rolls', but if your rolling zigzag is very wide you might need three.

The string on both these tiles is something called a "blind string" or "shut-eye string" - simply do the string with your eyes closed! It often yields some nice wobbly lines and really interesting shapes. Try it sometime!

5 comments:

  1. This looks like fun, Margaret! I'll have to try it out tonight :) thanks for sharing

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  2. Oh Margaret!!! Brilliant! Prestwood is one of my top favorite tangles, it's one of my go to tangles for sure. Big hug for sharing this great variation. Patty M.

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  3. I really love the look of this one. That second tile fascinates me - just two simple tangles but such an interesting and pleasing composition.

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    1. It's interesting sometimes how the simplest thing can have such variety and interest.

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