I played around with straightening out a few curvy tangles - with mixed and maddening results. After abandoning those I decided to try on a couple of my own tangles. And the results were quite surprising. These are the two basic seeds of my Snag and Sati tangles. Curves and loops galore.
And this is what happens when you straighten up and fly right. A block of 4 Snag in the centre with detail lines and then a border of the beautifully boxy Dex. Some simple shading just to add dimension. Drawn on a tile cut from Murano pastel paper.
My second straight lined tile got even more lively. In the middle 4 Sati - with diamonds instead of rice shapes to start and then a zig-zag line to join them. Bands of Rain join the Sati to the corners, some straight Mssst in the middle, and the areas along each side filled with one of my favourite straight tangles - Baton. What's a little scary is where my subconscious took me with the second tile! We had an electrician in fixing a broken fan and fitting a new light but thankfully there were no bangs or sparks sent flying despite what my tile seems to prophesize!