Sunday, February 1, 2015

ROZO - a new tangle! ...not.

Well... in fact,  not a new tangle.
Tangles: Auras, Beadlines, Black Pearlz , Sird

Update on February 18, 2015:
As it turns out, this pattern was already deconstructed and named by Dilip Patel, a CZT in India! You can see his blog post about it here. So this tangle is actually called Sird. I've deleted my step-outs, but I'll leave the rest of my post here. There are some photos of our lovely vacation, and the tiles with this pattern may be of interest and inspiration. But Sird it is, from now on! Thank you Dilip!


(Back to the original blog post...)

I was very fortunate to spend two weeks recently with my husband on the lovely - and almost unknown - Caribbean island of Dominica. No, not the Dominican Republic. :)

Nine years ago, Bruce spent three months there working on translation projects with a friend. He's always wanted to return, and take me with him. Here are a few photos of places we went.
Left: Front Street in Roseau. Top right: interesting houses. Lower right: a cool doorway.
Left: entrance to the Fort Young Hotel, a restored and refurbished old British fort in Roseau.
Middle: View of a small, valley city from the mountain rainforest.
Right: Jules Joseph, a talented woodcarver whose shop we visited.
Upper left: our breakfast table at Castle Comfort Lodge.
Upper right: Emerald Pool and waterfall (very cold water!), up in the rainforest.
Lower left: ancestral heads, carved in stone, in the Kalinago (Carib) Territory.
Lower right: Cabrits hills from Picard.




















Dominica's capital city is Roseau and I saw this pattern on some sidewalk tiles there. The island went back and forth between the British and the French for some time, eventually ending up British but with a lot of French remnants, especially in place names and Créole words.
Tangles: Auras, Black Pearlz, Ragz, Sird, Tipple
Tangles: Arukas, Auras, Sird, Shattuck, Tipple
Tangles: Auras, Black Pearlz, Printemps, Sird, and stripes

15 comments:

  1. Love Love Love it! My daughter and I both immediately started playing with the pattern and we love it! Thanks for sharing this with us!

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  2. Beautiful tangle and fabulous tiles. Thank you for sharing :)

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  3. Thanks Beate for sharing the pictures of that beautiful place and of course... You're new tangle. I can see that the holiday had inspired you very much. A nice tangle... For the new book?

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  4. Terrific new tessellated tangle to try, Margaret! Lots of possibilities. Thank you!

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  5. I love your new pattern and your beautiful tiles. I had good fun last week with the Divas challenge but haven't had chance to post them. I have only used Copada before and needed quite a few trials with Chepucto especially as I tried to make a large circle with it and lost the plot completely.

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    1. Yes, to go in a circle you need slightly curving lines, which ends up being more tricky than it seems it should be!

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  6. Marvelous. I saw the same pattern in Turkey a few years back, but was never able to deconstruct it so simply. Thanks.

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  7. Beautiful tangle! Looks like you had a great trip, and how nice to escape the cold for awhile!

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  8. I deconstructed the same pattern last summer when I came home from my CZT Seminar, having it on a shopping bag, called it Qwertz and sent it to Linda Farmer to find out, the pattern has allready been deconstructed and is on tanglepatterns.com under the name Tesali. So there are three versions now out there of this pattern 😄

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    1. Thanks for this information Hanny. I looked up both Tesali and Qwertz.

      Although all three have a similar in-and-out-bump pattern, they're actually a little different from each other. Tesali starts with a square grid, so you end up with those lines throughout, whereas Qwertz avoids those. Nonetheless, the basic shape is the same, with a pointy end. The different thing I noticed about Rozo is that the ends are flat rather than pointy.

      I guess they're all variations on a theme!

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  9. I agree with you, each one is a little different and personally I think your step out is the easiest way to do it! Congratulations on that! And your tiles are stunning as always!

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  10. Lovely, Margaret :) Straight into the Pattern Journal :)

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  11. What a co-incidence margaret ! Your ROZO is same as SIRD, a new pattern I had put up in July-August 2013, and yours was the first comment! Here is the link
    http://z-inspirationind.blogspot.in/2013/07/a-new-tangle-sird.html

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    1. Oh my goodness Dilip! So you did! I've updated this post to reflect your information. I'll post to some Facebook sites too. There are two other tangles that are very similar to Sird, but ex-Rozo was identical!

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    2. You are so very kind Margaret. I just posted my philosophical observation on your facebook. The fall out is that lot many people are visiting my blog- a blessing in disguise! Thanks again, and I really enjoy your creativity. I am your fan! :-)

      In fact I had an occasion earlier too. I had submitted my tangle ANTZ to the tanglepatterns sometime in 2013, and it remained unpublished. Much later I found a different pattern under the name of ANTZ on that site. I wrote a mail pointing it out. But nothing happened!! My comment on the site was removed!! It happens! (the rule of 7 clones in the World!)

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