Thursday, February 13, 2020

ValenTangle 2020

For the fifth year Dutch CZT Marguerite Samama presents ValenTangle, a two-week "challenge" incorporating hearts from February 1-14.  She writes,
"For me, ValenTangle has truly become a mid-winter blessing. I believe it is important to actively nurture joy, playfulness and connection. To me it is vital to experience and express gratitude. ValenTangle has little to do with romantic love. I see it as an act of self care."
This is the first year I'm participating and I didn't get every day done, but here's what I managed.

February 1 - Use Marguerite's own new tangle V&A. It makes a lovely border.

February 2 - Use the tangle Trinity from Stephanie Kiefhaber (essentially a triquetra) and incorporate hearts. I used a tan tile that had three orbs in Twink paints.
Tangles: DooDah, Pepperish, Skye, Trinity 
February 3 - Use a heart variation of the tangle Minstrel from Hannah Geddes, a variation of Demi from Geneviève Crabe.

February 4 - Work with triangles in a hexagon.
Tangles: Beadlines, Black Pearlz, Gneiss, Opus, Tipple
 February 5 - Incorporate hearts into the tangle Starsky from Sue Schneider.
Tangles: Pearlz, Starsky, Zonked
February 6 - A mosaic using a geometric string provided by Marguerite.

February 8 - Choose a tangle that's new to you, and incorporate hearts. I chose Moonwaves by Jenna Black. I'd done it one time previously, but it's still new to me. I'm calling this one "love volcano"!
Tangles: Krli-Qs, Moonwaves, Striping (sort of)
February 12 - Use the tangle Kahla from Anna Gabrovec, and incorporate hearts. I found the spacing of this tangle tricky, but I really like its Celtic look.
Tangles: Black Pearlz, Kahla, Skye
February 13 - Revisit the string from day 2, but on a larger tile, and with curved/angled lines from the central orb.

A very HAPPY HEARTS DAY to you all!


  1. Margaret. these are all just stunning! How do you find the time to do all these masterworks? I hate to choose, but I think I like the mosaic on black the best. It must have been hard for you to stay within that straight grid - I know you love to curve off into unexpected territory! Your Kahla and Trinity are just wonderful - nothing tricky for YOU! The color on the three orbs is so beautiful, and while not the usual Valentines palette, it works beautifully. Thanks for another inspiring post!

    1. Thank you Antonine! I'll admit my house is rather dusty and I don't cook much anymore! :P

  2. So gorgeous, every one!! Your Moonwaves tile, in particular, made me say "Ooooooooooo", out loud. :) I really love how your creative mind brings you such a unique spin on so many tangles. Wonderful post!!!