Tuesday, May 21, 2019

"It's a String Thing" #292

It's Tuesday, your good news day!

In the United States we are preparing for Memorial Day, May 27th.  It is a day set aside to remember and honor those who died in military service to our country.

As I wrote last year:

My grandmother used to refer to this day as "Decoration Day". I later learned that the practice of decorating the graves of those lost, dating back to the late 1800's, is where that name originated. In 1971, Memorial Day became an official observance in the United States designated to be celebrated every year on the last Monday of May.

I did a little research and found that similar holidays are celebrated around the world. Here is a short list:

Remembrance Day in England
Anzac Day in Australia and New Zealand
Dodenherdenking in The Netherlands
Armistice Day in Belgium
Volkstrauertag in Germany

While we do not all celebrate at the same time, we do share an appreciation for the brave men and women who have given their lives in service to our countries.

To mark this great day, let's begin with a star-like string ~

IAST #292 String by Adele Bruno, CZT
To create this string, I used the first few step outs of Denise Rudd's Fünf (see below).  Feel free to adjust the size and position of the string as you wish.

The tangles we will use include ~

Fife by Molly Hollibaugh
Ever the fan of this tangle, I like that it begins with a dot grid and looks woven when finished.

Fünf by Denise Rudd, CZT
These very easy to draw, and very forgiving stars are just what we need for this challenge.

Furr Balls by Carolyn Coyle
This tangle can pop up most anywhere on a tile - in a string space of its own or mixed in with others. 

Since we are approaching a holiday weekend, the deadline will be extended to
Friday, May 31
I will post the tiles on Monday, June 3.  

Here are the (Not so) Official Guidelines:
* Challenges are posted on Tuesdays.
*Use the string posted for the week and some or all of the suggested patterns
* Submit a photo of your tile saved as jpg or scan your tile (300 dpi or higher) and save as a jpg
*Email your jpg file as an attachment to - brunoadelem@gmail.com
*Photos and notes are (usually) posted on the following Monday
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Enjoy the extra tangling!

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