Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Tuftid

After sitting with this tangle's possible names for a couple weeks, the name Tuftid appeared, and when it did, it just sounded right. 
  When starting Step 2, start the fan shape in the center, working outward. You can start each line at the cross, or at the outside of the stringed section. I like to start at the edge of the string section and make my line toward the cross edge. Experiment with the rhythm of the lines and see what feels best to you. Make the lines straight or curvy! 
  It's also fun, especially if you have an intricate string, to connect the ends of one section's tufts with the ends of the tufts in the adjoining section.




   This tangle is really fun on the new black Zentangle tiles (available from your favorite CZT!). I love the feel of these tiles. I used the Sakura white Jelly Roll pen. Because of the way the ink flows, it's good to go nice and slow and deliberate. This was a good exercise for me, as I realized I am getting faster with my regular Micron. Going slow felt really nice and I need to remember to do that more often.


   Have fun!


14 comments:

  1. LOVE IT. Especially how they join together. Good job! M

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  2. Love this one Carole - can't wait to add it in to my design ideas

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  3. This pattern is so pretty. Love your blog!

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  4. Love all you tangles, dear!! I'll definitely give this one a try soon!! :)

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  5. Lovely! Must try. I especially like a lot of them together. Maybe that's the thing about seeds.
    --Margaret

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  6. Ooo, I like this one. I love tangles with all straight lines. I like how these connect to each other, also. It looks like "facets" at the intersections.

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  7. Wow! That is beautiful! I am not keen on the name (take off the id and add something else, of course too late now) At first it reminded me of the egyptian drawings of papyrus, then the words of a long time ago song "stars are the windows of heaven where angels peep through" Just got to get started on this one. Peggie Schurch

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    1. Why are you anonymous? I have an idea that you are reading something into the name that is not there...If spelled like I think it is intended it would be "tuffted" and not "tough t_t" as you read it.

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  9. I like the little in between tuftids. A beautifull result . We love Zentangles in Pinjarra Western Australia too. Lesley Orr

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  10. So rythmic. Thank you so much.

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  11. So nice. I like it best when the cross has thin bars. Tracy
    (Only using anonymous as the others won't work for me.)

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  12. I like this design very much. I tried it but need to practice a little more before I would want to post how it comes out. I like how all the lines meet together. Thanks for sharing.

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