I have liked CZT Lynn Mead's tangle Fassett since I first encountered it. It is simple to do, is based on triangle shapes, and once shaded has a lovely 3D aspect. See the step-outs here
On Monday I had done a string of nested triangles, some overlapping. Fassett seemed a good choice of tangle, and it was interesting working with the overlaps. This is the tile that resulted.
|Tangles: Fassett, Beadlines, Munchin.|
THEN I read the Diva's challenge and discovered that the challenge this week is Fassett! I'm feeling rather prescient. I did another tile intending to be a simpler Fassett, but it had its own ideas.
|Tangles: Fassett, Knase, Beadlines, and elements of |
Crescent Moon, Gneiss, and Cubine.
Then, in my effort to use tan tiles more often, I did this one. I used Sue Clark's tri-shape string idea. When I shaded it I tried to make the three shapes remain evident.
|Tangles: Fassett, and elements of Zonked|
Lynn also has two related tangles, Fassettoo and Phroz. Fassettoo, instead of drawing the inner triangles, has dove-tailed corners like Hibred. I wanted to try both these variations of Fassett. First, Fassettoo:
|Tangles: Fassettoo, Fassett, Pearlz, Knase, |
and elements of Zonked
I wanted to try Phroz on a blue stained tile (for the frosty, icy, crystally thing, you know). I suggest you check out Lynn's step-outs for Phroz here
, because what I ended up with is a poor representation of the tangle! It's supposed to have 6-pointed stars (like snowflakes, you know) but I accidentally added an extra line going across and ended up with 8-pointed stars. I also added extra points in most of the inner triangle spaces - which I rather like but it's not part of Phroz. I intend to try it again, taking more care to have proper, 6-pointed snowflakes.
|Tangles: Phroz-not, Beadlines, and a few Pearlz|
Thanks, Lynn, for three enchanting tangles!
icy frosty goodness! Blue is the best colour!!ReplyDelete
Enjoyed all your tangles, great job!!ReplyDelete
I love that you keep playing with such delightful variations! The third is my favorite. Great job!ReplyDelete
these are terrific! and I'm also thinking of another pointy star looking pattern, similar to phroz...darned if i can recall the name of it, though. heh. But I love the "cubist" effect of making your fassitt large. Neat-o!ReplyDelete
Might it be Gneiss or Afterglo? Gneiss has strong black and white; Afterglo is all lines.Delete
It was something with an X in the name, or Cross in the name. I'll pop back in when I find it. It's in one of my old sketchbooks, which means leafing through them all, darn it ;)Delete
It is Xpetals that I'm thinking of! https://www.pinterest.com/pin/289989663483353056/ that's a sample but it isn't on tanglepatterns.comDelete
Thanks HeidiSue. I hadn't heard of that one yet.Delete
I like the variations on a theme you have going here and that renaissance tile is a joy.ReplyDelete
All are lovely!!! I really like the overlap in the first. Your tan tile is exquisite in the shading and keeping the shapes evident. The blue one calls to me also. I like the variety between the 6 and 8 points. Such rich work!ReplyDelete
Thanks Kate. I like the overlap effect too. It can become confusing, but I think the black centers keep things in order.Delete
Great work and such great variation. I really like the 3D effect in your second one.ReplyDelete
All so beautiful again!ReplyDelete
As always, love all the tiles you did.ReplyDelete
Wow! You've revealed so many possibilities - awesome, beautiful work!ReplyDelete