Defining a Base Pattern

This topic is still keeping me busy. Again, I would LOVE to hear your comments on this conclusion. Does this make sense to you?
Base Pattern Definition
More to follow soon!

22 thoughts on “Defining a Base Pattern

  1. PEP - Paula Ponton says:

    It does make sense but then I start to get questions in my mind – doesn’t that then make Bales & Cadent the same base pattern? Fascinating analysis & I’m learning so much terminology.
    Paula (PEP)

    • inasonnenmoser says:

      Indeed they are part of the same base pattern. Which means, if I make a category of patterns all patterns that have the same structure will fall under this section.
      Let me name a few others that all use this base pattern:
      … and the list goes on.
      Right now I work on defining possible tangleations. Send me some Panadol please 😉

  2. Yvonne Li says:

    Wow. And I thought that I was a perfectionist! Those are really thorough, understandable and very interesting posts about patterns! Looking forward to the day when the book will be available!

  3. PEP - Paula Ponton says:

    Of course, & then Cadent doesn’t fit into the Hypsometric grid either does it? – I knew I should have waited till this evening (when I didn’t have to keep to an appointment time) & could read & think about your post properly instead of skimming before leaving the house!! I just got so excited & my head was thinking overtime…….. please be careful with the Panadol. Your posts are just fascinating. Thank you.

  4. Sammi Mitterer says:

    I have only just started to learn how to draw these patterns, and at times i feel over run by them lol, i am like ohh thats beautiful lets see if i can, ohh thats nice , wait so is .. and it goes on lol and for hours i am looking around the net to try and find the absolute basics to start from, then i found the wonderful *TangleIt* practice books etc, sometyhing i have written down for Christmas and birthday cause here in Australia its a little pricey hehehe, so for now i have my grid books and the odd scrap and print paper and just start to make something that resembles these awesome patterns, Even before even thinking about doing the Zentangles lol. I see though that the tangles are only drawn on a certain size of *paper/card* etc.. is that a given for a true tangle or can they be like what i do just doing them in a grid book ? Anyways i shall leave my little story here cause it will turn into a novel lol take care and stay tangled 🙂

    • inasonnenmoser says:

      Hi Sammi.
      Yes, it can be quite overwhelming looking at all the wonderful patterns out there. My advice is to join a group that offers challenges. It’s either to use a certain pattern or tangle on a specific string. The standard tiles used in Zentangle are 3,5″ by 3,5″. But you can draw on anything you like. Many people start off with an ordinary notepad. If you draw on tiles, you end up with a big pile of loose paper. And that’s why we published the Tangle It! Practice book. A place to record step-outs, empty and pre-strung tiles.
      If you are looking for groups to join, connect to or


  5. Susan Theron says:

    Hi. I am a bit lost – what is the meaning of hypometric? I’ve googled it, but could not find an explanation. Regards.

  6. inasonnenmoser says:

    The word has it’s origin from latin/greek. A metric grid would be your normal square grid. Adding the prefix of “hypo” defines that something is underlying – in this case additional lines connecting the corners of the metric grid diagonally.

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