Thursday, March 7, 2013


Weekly challenge #108 from Laura, the DivaCZT. It's been over two years and she keeps coming up with good things for us! I like these UMT (Use My Tangle) weeks because I often discover an unfamiliar tangle. This week it's Whyz from CZT Jane MacKugler. It takes a bit of concentration.

On my first tile I used the basic Whyz tangle as the string and filled the spaces with variations of Whyz, just to get a feel for it.

Then I branched out a bit.
Tangles: Black Pearlz, Jonqal, Khirkee, Knightsbridge, Whyz

I quite like this tangle (didn't think I would, actually) and there are many possible variations:
  • Once I goofed and started lining up the 'Y's rather than alternating them, but I thought, "No mistakes" and wondered what I could do with that. It's one of my favorite variations! 
  • You can put the 'Y's side-by-side from square to square, as Laura did in her example, rather than alternating. I did too, in the lower left of the second tile. Then you can make interesting chevron, feather things.
  • Various areas can be filled black, or striped, or left white. (Or stippled. Didn't try that. Good idea.)
  • The small triangles can be filled, and look a bit like pinwheels (see first tile, left, and second tile top right).
If you haven't tried this tangle, do.

PS: just FYI: I messed up a small section of Khirkee and turned it into tiny Knightsbridge. Then, for artistic unity, I did tiny Knightsbridge elsewhere on the tile.


  1. You are amazing! I always love your art!!!

  2. Wonderful variations, I agree this is a versatile tangle your tiles are fab!

  3. Both are beautiful. Love your shading.

  4. An eye opener of how whyz can light up your tile!

  5. These are wonderful. The top right of the second tile is so neat. What a great technique.

  6. Ooooh Whyz within Whyz, very sneaky. Cool.

  7. Oh so beautiful, I real showcase of the fabulous Whyz :)

  8. So many versions of Whyz, they are all wonderful.

  9. Your tiles are beautiful, and such a great exploration of the possibilities of Whyz. I love the balance of weights in your tiles very much.