Curvy Gridlock

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.


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14 Responses to Curvy Gridlock

  1. ledenzer says:

    Love, love, love them both. Your lines are crisp and clear, your designs are fabulous!

  2. Jean Chaney says:

    Wow! You really captured the movement in this one. Fantastic!

  3. Marta says:

    They are both so beautiful!

  4. Donald W says:

    Like the crocus. Do not remember when it was but there was a blog on about what you were trying to do in the second tile.

  5. AnnH says:

    Love them Linda they are really great. The snowdrop is an added bonus.
    Love Ann x

  6. lmb838 says:

    Thanks Ann, may be having a tangle garden through the year! Daffodil next I’m thinking x

  7. LonettA says:

    Both are wonderful! Especially I like the second one. It´s really fantastic with the wavy appearance!

  8. lmb838 says:

    Thank you, I did enjoy working out how to get the perspective right x

  9. Annemarie says:

    Indeed, ‘just beautiful’, that sais it all.

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