For this week's It's A String Thing challenge, Adele invites us to use the beautifully loopy String 055 - and just one official tangle - Striping. And also the Tangle enhancer known as Sparkle! Sounds simple enough. Which it is. But it's also as complex as you want it to be.
It takes patience and lots of ink to fill those bands. Usually I practice for any challenge in my sketchbook, trying out tangles, ideas etc. But this week I thought, why not make a little Bijou sized tile to see how it might look? So I did. The first with straight forward Striping. And then I did another with fine line stripes - but that essentially turns it into Isochor right?
We watched Stephen King's IT on DVD this week. I'd read it as a teenager but wanted to see if it was as scary as I recalled. It wasn't. Although Pennywise the clown was still deliciously insane. And I think him and his blood-filled balloons influenced this tile. That and the thought of those red and white stripped barber-shop poles. I love the gruesome history behind a simple striped pattern.