While at the CZT retreat “Jump into January” held in Putney, VT, we did a Tangle Hunt in nearby Brattleboro. In one of the places we visited I saw a simple carved leaf design on old piece of furniture (this design was a border for another familiar looking pattern, Tagh).
I call the design Up n Down. The design was easy to deconstruct, and here is the step out for it. The third step is actually the same as the second, just drawn upside down. So it’s a simple tangle to do and can be used as more than just a border. I’ve included two samples of tiles where I’ve lightly shaded it along the edges of each of the leaf shapes. I’ve also included some variations.
Over the past few months I’ve occasionally used a pattern I developed in some of my tiles for the Diva’s Challenge. I’ve had a few people ask me about it, so I decided to post the steps. I call this pattern Flwr Box. It’s simple, quick to do and combines nicely with other tangles. I hope you’ll give it a try, I think you’ll like it.