My sister-in-law, Karen, who is a wonderful quilter has once again given me inspiration for another tangle pattern. She does this without even knowing it. In an earlier post from last week, SEE HERE, I talked about it being her and her husband, Pete's 50th wedding anniversary for which I made a Zentangle Inspired Art piece. At that party she gave everyone a hot-pad that she made from her various scraps of material. She has been making hot pads for years, and I am lucky enough to get some every Christmas, so I haven't bought a hot pad in years. Well, looking at the hot pad my daughter Lindsay picked out for her new apartment this year, I noticed this fan pattern and thought it would make a cool tangle. Karen doesn't know that her work was also the inspiration for one of my earlier tangles, ECHO, SHOWN HERE. I will be letting her know today and I will be looking through my other hot pads....who knows there may be more tangle patterns there.
Fanfeather is a really basic, simple pattern, but it can be used in so many ways and variations (different directions, as a border, etc.) It kind of looks like a branch when the stems are wider, and a feather when the stems are thinner. In the directions, I made them wider to see them better. It definitely looks very organic. Hope you enjoy it!
Here's my inspiration, the directions, and a tile with it included. (Click on instructions to enlarge. Also note: 1-3 are the steps and 4-6 are different ways to use it)