17 thoughts on “Defining a tangle pattern

    • inasonnenmoser says:

      Thanks for the link Genevieve. I have been reading this article a while ago. It only applies to the Zentangle® method. I am going far beyond that – not limiting myself to meditative drawing. There are so many beautiful patterns stepped out, which are not suitable. Some require pencil lines that need to be erased, others are too difficult to fall under the ‘meditative drawing’ category.
      When it comes to patterns I am an absolute purist. Right now I am researching where a pattern originates from, what is the proper name and what is the easiest way to draw it. It will be a looooong road, but I enjoy it 🙂

      • Genevieve says:

        In the Weekly Roundup, I decided a long time ago that I wouldn’t be the tangle police, which is why that section is called “tangles and patterns”. 🙂

  1. inasonnenmoser says:

    I have to do this for myself. That is just me – I need to learn something properly or not learn it at all 😉 It is really a lot of fun for me to find original names like “Seigaiha” for example. An ancient japanese pattern. Or “Yoshiwara tsunagi” – never mind all the patterns from other cultures! The “Girih tiles” that make up islamic art, or “Penrose Tiling”. You find ancient books that describe the origin of those patterns in detail. You can imagine how many new step outs there are to make 🙂

  2. PEP - Paula Ponton says:

    Absolutely fascinating – I love this kind of thoroughness but haven’t had a chance to explore myself except in (superficially) in relation to historical artefacts & architecture. I’ve got brief ideas for exploration & totally sympathise with your long road.

  3. Jody Lawson says:

    Ina, your distinction between a tangle and a pattern is perfect. I am excited to see the end results. And I am fascinated by the few patterns from other cultures you have already listed. A new door has been opened for me. Thank you.

  4. Christine Chipman says:

    I understand exactly what you are saying and agree wholeheartedly. Well done, and I just have to tell you once again how much I love your Tangle It! Journal – I’m currently waiting for my Tangle It! Deluxe Practice Book, which is on the way in the mail. Can’t wait to get it.

  5. Patti Wild says:

    I am always blown away by your posts! On Jan 27, 2016 11:22 AM, “Inas Tangles” wrote:

    > inasonnenmoser posted: ” Again, I would love to hear your comments on my > conclusion :-)” >

  6. Sammi Mitterer says:

    Now that would be something doing tangles or patterns that orginate from different cultures/countries.. hmm now thats got my mind thinking.. off to see about asian type * i love asian and also irish/celtic. I am sure there will be soo many more .. In alphabetical Order of countries then sub category one after the other i am sure lol

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