My tangle pattern "Wisket"

The Phrontistery dictionary says that a Wisket is a basket.  Since this tangle is another take on a basketweave type pattern, that seemed like a good name.  Besides.  "Wisket".  I love the sound of it, lol!

Once you get the lines in, this pattern can get confusing.  Never fear though.  It does well with a great deal of randomness, so feel free to go willy-nilly or slapdash!  I certainly have!  I added an extra example to show you what I mean.


  1. Oh how fun !! I have got to try this one and add it to my que of tangles ! lol ! HUGS MY FRIEND !!Kristy Rose twofeather

  2. fantastic!!! this zentangle inspired me for today's drawing...pls tell me the name of the "raising atlantis" tangle.i would like to mention it when posting.thank you!
    ps-the shading is made of pencil? looks like watercolor...superb

  3. Thank you all!

    Ildiko, the tangle I used for "Atlantis Rising" is "Wisket". This is a very flexible tangle.

    Look at the drawing sideways, and you'll see two Ogee strings. I used Wisket to fill them. The black and white areas are not equal in length. They just follow the shape of the Ogee.

    I used Pitt Brush pens for the shading. They do give a water-color look to the work.

  4. I see a version of Wisket at the top of the tangle, but is that also a version of Wisket across the bottom of the tile? I have to learn how to do that flowing ribbon effect. Can you please, please, please tell me how you did that part at the bottom?

  5. That is a version of Wisket at the bottom. In essence, rather than drawing it in squares I drew it in an Ogee network (see my tangle Slalom- Instead of using circles, I filled the sections with Wisket. It isn't difficult, but you have to be willing to let the motifs be uneven. Or maybe not. Probably some of you out there would be able to be more precise with this than I am. I'm not known for my line control, lol!

  6. I would love to start working on these with my art students for a free art project. I have linked your images on my blog,

    Thank you for the inspiration and patterns!


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