Sunday, July 15, 2012

Weekly Challenge #78: "New Official Tangle: Auraknot"

Two of my favorite sayings apply here:
1. Better late than never.
2. Anything worth doing is worth overdoing.

Here's my bazillionth attempt at Auraknot, which I have used here as a string. I don't think we'll be going away together for a weekend spa vacation or anything, but at least we're on speaking terms now. Also, I think this might be the record for the most different patterns I have ever crammed into a 4X6-inch space.

Ooh. Except that first zendala I did, before I realized it was ok if some of the spaces matched... ha! That was a whip.

Clockwise from top left: cat-kin, hollibaugh, coils and beadline, pendrills, crescent moon, ticking, chainging (or punzel, can't remember which one is the tricked-out version), a fusion of floatfest and tipple (thank you, tangle jar), mi2, dansk, tripoli, opus, a mishmash of fengle and some wavy/spiraly lines, lilypads, betweed, snafoozle. Drupe in the middle.

And now, on an unrelated note... pancakes. Gotta go.


  1. haha! this is great! i like all the patterns and your auraknots are wonderful!

  2. This is a totally fun aura knot, I love the boldness of the tangles. It makes me want to keep on looking at it.

  3. i love this - I too have a love/hate relationship with this pattern so far... I think this is a lovely way to do it!

  4. You managed to make a wonderful zia! Quite original.

    Annemarie Huijts

  5. Wow, this is beautiful (and beautifully done).

  6. Wow, this is really, really awesome what you did. I love this one.

  7. Very nice. In spite of all the tangles the star in the middle still stands out as a focal point. Lovely work!

  8. I'm very new to playing around with 'tangles' This is inspiring, thank you.

  9. Haven't tried Auraknot yet - it does look difficult. However, Shoshi's always up for a challenge... This is a beautiful tangle, with a lot of gorgeous patterns making a beautifully unified whole. I especially love how the black background sets it off. Great stuff.



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