Monday, May 21, 2012

Seven Tips for Pea-Knuckle

Have you seen the newest official tangle?  It is by Maria's daughter Molly Hollibaugh and it is a beauty.  You can find the printed instructions in the latest Zentangle newsletter

I will admit to being a bit intimidated by this tangle and I don't know why.  I usually can figure out how to do them without detailed instructions, but I had trouble with this one, even with the instructions.  I eventually mastered it and now I really love it.  I am working on a how-to video but it needs more time than I have right now, so here are some quick tips.
 
  1. Start your first line of "S"es in the middle of the space you want to fill.
  2. Try to keep the size consistent.
  3. Make your "S"es nice and round.
  4. Imagine an invisible line of "S"es next to the one you drew and draw your next line right alongside the invisible one.
  5. After filling all of the lines of "S"es, rotate your paper a quarter turn. 
  6. Draw lines from the open part of one S to the open part of the S in the next row. Again, it may be easier to start in the middle and work towards each edge. I do both edge lines before filling the middle.IMG 1385
  7. After drawing all of the lines in one direction, turn your paper again to do the next lines.  IMG 1388
 
 
Here's the finished product.   IMG 1380
I hope this helps and that you like this new tangle as much as I do.
 

27 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous spiral. It is fantastic!

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  2. WOW! You've really mastered this tangle expertly!!! Love what you did with it and thanks so much for your tips....much appreciated as I haven't begun mine yet.

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  3. Your tangle is so well, done. Thank you so much for the extra tips. My s's just seem to get all out of whack and then I have areas that are supposed to be lined that are open and visa versa so that everything is out of sync. The hard part for me is accuracy in the size and shape of my s's. It doesn't fit my personality to do all those pieces the same every time! :(

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  4. Thank you for taking time to show us the tips for this tangle.

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  5. This is lovely. I really appreciate the tips. :) Cindy

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  6. I had a hard time drawing this pattern. You did a great job with Pea-Nuckle. Thanks for the tips. Gotta try this one again later this week. love 'n greetz, Ellen

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  7. Your spiral is gorgeous! Thanks for the tips also. I get my first row of s-es in and the my brain freezes on where to start the next row. Every time. This one requires a lot of concentration.

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  8. Thanks for the tips on drawing this tangle. You certainly mastered it beautifully!

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  9. Beautiful work. Detailed and very inspiring!

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  10. I like the basket weave effect of the pea-knuckle in your zentangle! I'll keep practicing until I get it right! :)

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  11. uhm...WOW!! i soooo love your zendala, it's amazing!!

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  12. Your spiral zentangle is fabulous!

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  13. Thanks for your tips!
    Love your spiral!!!

    Annemarie Huijts

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  14. How beautiful is that.... the spiral is perfect. Thank you for the tips, I am going to redo mine.

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  15. Snazzy, fantastic spiral on your Zendala tile and what wonderful concentration!! Great tips too, thanks!

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  16. Oh wow! This is beautifully done! Your tips are appreciated.

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  17. Love the spiral, it's beautiful. Thanks for sharing your tips. I haven't started my tiles yet so I'm sure it will help!

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  18. Gorgeous piece, I love your spiral solution. Beautifully done. Great directions also.

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  19. I love this--kinda basket-y looking and so pretty!! Beautiful job!

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  20. OMG! I so needed this tutorial. I struggled with this one a lot. I'm going to try it again tonight using your tips. Whatever I product will not even be a 10th as beautiful as your spiral basket design though!

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  21. The zendala is simply splendid. Very striking. Thanks for sharing this.

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  22. nice opinion.. thanks for posting.

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  23. Wow! Awesome! Probably the best one I've seen. And I can't thank you enough for your 7 tips and the video you later published. Without that input, I might have just skipped this challenge. I found it so difficult, I got frustrated, and it was tedious and not fun. But after your input, I finally was able to do something I could post. I'm #57 this week, which I don't usually do, but it was the hardest tangle I've ever tried to "untangle", to date. lol!

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  24. What a fantastic zendala! Truly stunning!

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  25. Beautiful Zendala!!!! Thanks for the video tips.

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  26. Thanks for the tips...I did struggle with this one...will use your hints next time I do this!

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  27. OMG, that's gorgeous!! You've got talent girl! Well done!

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