In a recent blog post, Tangled Manuscripts, I showed an inspiration for a tangle and asked for step-out ideas.
It turns out that Maria Vennkens had already deconstructed and named this tangle otto almost a decade ago!
Here's a related version she did of the tangle sweda.
Michelle Dugdale, CZT, also approached this pattern by defining the negative space triangles. Notice that she begins with connecting the triangles to each other. When looking to deconstruct a pattern into a tangle, it's often helpful to begin with the repeating negative spaces.
Marie Antoinette approached this pattern a little differently and developed the idea that this is a braid of three strands:
Evy Browning began her tangle interpretation, treave, by first defining the bases of all the negative space triangles.
Eri Hagawara, CZT26, offered a number of different approaches. Exploring multiple approaches is a great exercise to understand and refine your step-outs.
Deb Zebedee also began with triangles, but with a difference of using solid triangles.
Bronagh Donnelly took a different approach by repeating internal angular shapes.
Lianne Woods took the triangle approach and named it truss.
Margaret Bremner used the solid triangle sequence in her step-out of queue.
I worked on my step-out before I looked at any of these. I am glad I did. Not because mine is better but, because if I had seen the other step-outs first I would not have created this step-out.
This gives me an idea for an exercise. Take a look at some familiar tangles. Can you find other ways of tangling them? Particularly apply this to tangles for which we created step-outs. I've learned how easy it is to accept something without questioning when it comes from a so-called authority. Reworking a step-out can begin to untangle that programming.
This was a fun and inspiring exercise. Much gratitude to all who contributed their artistry and inventiveness to this blog!
Jamie Herron on
Thanks Rick! This certainly was a very fun, interesting and inspiring exercise – much gratitude to you on initiating and facilitating this project! Thanks also for the personal feature; always exciting to get a mention.
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Kathy Y. on
So awesome to see all the different deconstructions! I love Celtic knotwork and plan on wearing some of the clothes I have with knotwork on it to CZT28 if it is not too cold I cannot wear them for our dinners together. Texas is currently in the high 70s and I know today it is a brrr 39 degrees in Providence, RI. I can only hope the predictions for the daytime weather in the 50s next week during the seminar actually occur.
Debbie Smith CZT38 on
Maria Thomas on
There is nothing new under the sun
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Maria Vennekens on
Cool to see the process that everyone takes. I have deconstructed a few tangles for myself but never think of writing down the process I took. Mine just evolved on their own without any planning ahead. I like the idea of writing them down as I tend to forget how I did them!
Dianne Riva Cambrin on
Mary Lou Minard, CZT 32 on
This proves that we all see the same thing, just differently. Just like life.
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