I feel Helen Williams’ weave really shines on its own. Plus, it requires enough concentration (I messed up in a few spots if you look closely) that it seemed best to jump in and keep it simple. I added a bit of tipple as a finishing touch.
If you are struggling keeping the top grid and bottom grid straight when doing Weave I’d highly recommend taking it large and work on a 3 X 3 dot grid. I actually got through this one without messing up! Plus it gives you room to add in additional tangles for a tangleation 🙂
Finally to have really explored Weave I felt I needed to use it in a tile where it wasn’t nearly the only tangle. So I pulled out a tile from last weekend’s Zendala class that I had prepped with a stencil from KalaDala and got to work. I started with the isochor-ish and striping, then riffed the flower in the center and did the black pearls to cover up some dots I placed to help with the flower drawing. Next I put in the nekton as the backdrop for the flower and the twisted rope border, then I did the triangular cadent and weave. I’m not quite sure yet how I feel about it overall. Though I am glad to see I was able to successfully complete a smaller, accent of weave. I really wasn’t convinced it was possible so from that aspect this was a successful tile!
Cate, where are your Weave experiments? Or has Narwal taken over your tangling life?
I’m obsessed with zendalas. I used another TangleHarmony.com template, number 7. I think I may use that same one today too. An idea for taking it in a drastically different direction has percolated in my brain this morning.
I started with the isochor “baskets” that I filled with poke root. I feel like my poke root has degraded. In reality it’s probably the whole tangling in bed thing (get your head out of the gutter!). Then I put in that central poke root branch and surrounded it with paradox. Kozy begged to be next even though I hadn’t ever done that one before. Of course the very first kozy is screamingly obvious. Then graduated pearls were the last little finishing touch.
Being a knitting designer, how could I resist the challenge to combine my love of all things wooly with my new Zentangle obsession?
I actually played off of a tee shirt design I did many years ago for this one. It didn’t come out quite how I envisioned, but I’m pretty happy with it. If I were to do it again I’d draw the horns with brown or sepia and color in with the gold. But I haven’t used the gel pens much so I’ll chalk that up to inexperience.