In April I was fortunate enough to attend Tangle U in Santa Fe, New Mexico. (Tangle U is a continuing education conference for Certified Zentangle Teachers.) While we were there we had time to check out the local museums and shops and saw all kinds of wonderful patterns from the southwest. On one of these outings I saw a pot on the cover of a magazine and it was covered in what I thought was Fassett.
As I looked closer though, I realized that it was constructed in a different manner from the step-outs I came up with for Fassett. While this method results in the same look and feel of pointed flower/star shapes found in Fassett, I would categorize it as a woven tangle using the drawing method similar to that used in tangles such as Hurry and Auraknot. I’ve decided to give it a name all its own while still giving a nod to Fassett, so I’m calling it Fassettoo. Following are the step outs for both so you can see the difference.
Both Fassettoo and Fassett start with a triangle.
From that point on the step outs are different.
Fassettoo is on the left and Fassett is on the right.
Put a bunch of them together and here is the
final result showing similarities and differences.
As you can see, the woven edge of Fassettoo provides a softer more subtle image while the lines in Fassett provide a harder more distinct edge. It’s a good reminder that simple changes to tangles can have a big impact on the look of a drawing.
I haven’t really answered the question about whether Fassettoo is a tangleation or a new tangle, I’ll leave that up to you because I really don’t think it matters much, but I do hope you have fun with Fassettoo.