Tuesday, December 13, 2011

IONIC - a new tangle

Image from www.souvenirsfromgreece.com

Ionic (or Ionic Border, as it seems to work well that way) is a simple design I came up with quite a while ago. The elements bear a resemblance to the Ionic style capitals of Greek columns, thus the name. I used it in the second tile I posted yesderday for Sue Jacob's challenge Alphabet Soup.

Both sides of this linear pattern are open, which can make it a little tricky to link or blend to a pattern beside it. You get to exercise your creativity! It also can be embellished somewhat, or left simple.

Here are the drawing directions.

Here are three tiles using Ionic. It's interesting how, next to some other tangles, the base line sort of disappears and the tangle looks like a series of curlicues.

Tangles: Crescent Moon, Curtain, Ionic Border,
Pinwheels and a variation, Shattuck
Tangles: Black Pearlz, Crescent Moon, Ennies, Ionic Border and
a mystery tangle I saw in one of the Diva's slide shows.
On this last tile I did a blind string, which gave me a very thin strip at one side. I considered ignoring it, then thought "Nope, deal with it." Kinda cool.

Tangles: Black Pearlz, Chebucto, Crescent Moon, Jonqal/Striping,
Knightsbridge, Magma, Seljuk, Tipple


  1. Cool tangle! It really does fool the eye for awhile. :)

  2. I agreed with Sue about fool the eye for awhile. Look gorgeous with various way of using Ionic and beautiful work on tiles.

  3. I like it. It's simple, yet I can see ways to 'Jazz' it up. Thanks

  4. so many possibilities... I love it!

  5. I like your creation and I thank you for putting the Tangle names under your tiles -- that is very helpful. I love Tangling, too, and appreciate you and others who provide the designs for all of us who love this, too!

    Judy Stough

  6. I like it! I like it!

  7. Thank you for adding what tangles you used. It is always so fun to pick them out and see how you have used them. I enjoy seeing your patterns.

  8. Beautiful! I love the variation with the little hearts. Thanks for sharing this with us.