Two weeks ago I made a challenge to my fellow tanglers, to draw on a media other than paper. After that, I left it wide open to interpretation. I had grand plans of using some wood shapes, printed fabrics and plastic, but I left it to the last minute instead of using my two weeks wisely. Today I was in a focused stitching mode and came up with several postcards. I tried not to use the same tangles again and again, but there are some that lend their selves to a sewing machine better than others.
Welcome to Tangled Thursday. A few of my local and online friends have joined me in an occasional Zentangle challenge. We'll take turns choosing a theme and them post our drawings in about 2 weeks time. All are welcome to join in the fun. If you are new to Zentangles, then visit the website for a complete explanation and all sorts of online resources. I'm also a big fan of TanglePatterns.com.
I fused a piece of white cotton fabric to the heaviest interfacing I could find. Then machine stitched free hand an assortment of designs using a shiny embroidery thread, rayon probably. For the first two, I used a deep purple, even though it looks black, I think it is a little less harsh than a pure black. Each card measures 4 x 6 inches.
It will take me a bunch more playing to find more tangles that work well on the machine. I'll have to keep working with mooka, as I do like it's look when done by others, not too pleased with how mine turn out.
If you are still wondering how to get started with Zentangles, check out my earlier post where I'll show you how I started. You can use that as a launching point for your own explorations of this art style.
|1. Tami @ Just One More Thing|