Tuesday, March 20, 2012

BOSS - a new tangle

I was looking on the Internet at something about Saskatchewan (it's easy, try it: sa-SKAT-cha-wawn) and this image came up:

WHOOOAAAA! (I know! I heard you all!) What a great black-and-white pattern! Not difficult to deconstruct but rather fiddly to draw, not flowy. The name is the first letters of Black Oil Sunflower Seeds. Here are two tiles using Boss.
Tangles: Assunta, Black Pearlz, Boss, Flux, Knightsbridge, Phuds
Tangles: Boss, Dansk, Fleurette, Knase, Lotus Pods

Here's how to draw it.
Be sure to put white stripes on the edges of the 'seeds'. It looks better if you vary the width (and maybe number) of the black and white stripes. I didn't do that enough in the first tile. Once you're done drawing all the 'seeds' you need to fill the background black. If you look closely at the photo, you'll see that some of the "white" areas are gray. You might want to think about that when shading. Have fun!


  1. whoah! very cool! Love how you named it too... i love sunflower seeds....

  2. Margaret,
    Very Cool! I was sure this was drawn on a black tile with a white pen. Intriguing when you realize that it isn't.

  3. Amazing new tangle! Love the way you used it.

  4. Love this! It's great to see the inspiration piece too!

  5. Holy Moly! That is cool. Gotta go try it.

  6. Oh my goodness. This is an awesome tangle. Wow. Thank you!

  7. Hey Margaret, check out how Helen William's Double (well quadruple) 8's got "Bossy"! I can really get lost in your tangle. Probably because I like to fill it in so much.... Thanks for all you share...:)