Thursday, May 19, 2016

Tips for Tangling SKYE

CZT Margaret Bremner's new SKYE is a captivating new tangle (click here to view her recent post about it).

Since IAST #145 features this treasure of a tangle (click here for all of the delightful details),  I thought to write up a few notes from my study of it ~

In my alternate approach, I connect lines to both of the smaller curves before I fill them in.  This alleviates the "hit or miss" of trying to get the curves and lines to match up and I can make slight adjustments more easily.

See if it works for you...

In the meantime, join in the fun and send in your tile.



  1. Another thing about Skye, is that you don't have to fill in the little spaces in the "s" curves unless you plan to fill in the whole inner area background in black, according to Margaret's instructions. She said, unless I misunderstood her, to just leave them open if you plan to do a different background. But it is also another look to only fill in those bits, so I guess it's good either way! Lol
    Something else that I found helpful at first, was to put in little indication marks for the line that will pass through the S part. (Though then you have to hit them).
    I do love this tangle! It's so pretty.

  2. thank you for this. My problem was the opposite: I had WAY too wide a cross piece, plus my "ends" were impossible to line up. doing it this way eliminates that and makes things tidier.

  3. Thank you...thank you...thank you! I have gone through half a dozen sketchbook pages and having all kinds of problems getting this one to look right. Your method of connecting the lines makes more sense to me. I love the look of this tangle and now I can spend more time using it and less time trying to get it to work.

  4. Hellpful comments Adele, thank you! One never knows, until people try following instructions, whether they're clear enough or not.

    1. Your directions are very thorough and very clear. I think we all make little tweaks to step outs to fit our learning - and tangling - styles. Thank you for the marvelous material to work with.