Monday, July 29, 2013

Challenge 129: String Theory XXV - String #4

So nice to have the day off and have time to do my weekly challenge.  After a very soggy weekend in Saugatuck, MI nice to be able to have a nice day to tangle with the windows open.  I decided to try a new way to choose tangles for this challenge and created a random selection using  By using my iPad I brought up the website and then randomly clicked on a letter A-Z at the top and then randomly chose one of the patterns that came up for the letter.  I sometimes have students ask me about how to choose tangles and do I balance them, etc.  Finding a random way to choose tangles is a great way to take away the pressure you can sometimes feel to choose "the right tangles"  Give it a try and see how it works for you.

Tangles: Loblolly, Queen's Crown, Dex, Japonica, Good Joss, Ninja Stars

Happy Tangling!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Challenge 127: Duo Tangle Cirquital & Opus

Duo tangle challenges are always fun and usually include tangles that I don't use too often.  This was true for this challenge as well.  I don't know that I ever had the chance to try out cirquital before this.  

Happy Tangling!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

New Tangle: Fiddler

My newest tangle comes from a beautiful tie I saw at an event I went to recently.  I just had to take a picture and try to figure out how to make this into a tangle to share with everyone.  Fiddler is one of those tangles that really requires you to slow down and create each stroke deliberately.  It has really helped me to find focus in my super busy summer. Give it a try and let me know what you think!

Here's the tie

Happy Tangling!