The challenge this week over on the Diva’s blog is to try grid-based patterns on curvy or uneven grids. Now I do like grid based patterns because by their very nature there is some symmetry and my mind seems to work best in that way. So to take a grid pattern and do it so that it isn’t even, was always going to be a challenge for me. I do love to see other people’s tangles where the patterns seem to be almost undulating, like rolling hills, but I’ve never got past the starting blocks in actually creating one.
A few days ago I did a tangle with a crocus at the centre and so I thought I would do one with a snowdrop at the centre and do some curvy grids as background.
OK so I’ve curved my grids but there is no undulating to be seen. Short of inspiration I wandered around the house and there we had it, curtains with a grid pattern. The folds of the hanging curtains caused the grid pattern on them to become wavy. I needed to try to emulate this in a tangle. After some pencil practice I had to settle for tangles that didn’t contain curvy elements because I couldn’t work out how they would curve around a wave! Perhaps that is for another day.
Thanks for looking.