Go-To Patterns continued …

As promised, here comes the sequel 🙂

This week I will analyse the different stages that tanglers go through.

  • Stage 1:

During this stage your Go-To patterns are normally the ones that you first learnt when you started tangling. They consist of only a few strokes. Depending on which book you picked up to learn more about tangling, website or Facebook group, your Go-To patterns will be different.

Here is a list of typical patterns that everyone should have under their belt before attempting to move to Stage 2: (click on the images for an enlarged view)

Please note: This section is NOT complete yet – I will add more patterns that according to our Facebook group members, fall into this section.

Now these are the patterns that are easy to draw, and quickly allow you to fill a section.

The next list of patterns requires more concentration – again, I am only halfway done. This blog post will grow as I find more time.

 

To be continued ……. AND updated!

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Steampunk Flower

Well, I quickly have to share this with your before I am off to bed. Every night I do a bit of bedtime tangling. When this crazy flower appeared, I could not resist but draw the steps straight away.

Meet Steampunk Flower ..hehe..

Steampunk Flower by Ina SonnenmoserI haven’t shaded this yet … maybe I add color instead, but have a look at the ‘naked Steampunk Flower’

Steampunk Flower Artwork by Ina Sonnenmoser

Sooo much fun 🙂

Have a great Easter!

ZenHugs
Ina

Go-To Patterns

Everyone has favorite patterns – so called Go-To Patterns. You probably think that you only have a handful of those patterns. I got news for you! You probably have 30-40 of those stored in your head, waiting for the right string to apply them to.

What makes a good Go-To pattern and why do we use them over and over?

Go-To Patterns are:

  • easy to remember
  • a few strokes give great results
  • they are the obvious choice for a specific area
  • they give you true relaxation, because there is no pressure
  • they flow easily from pen to paper

Here is the string I provided our Tangle It Pattern Club Facebook group. I asked the members to use their favorite Go-To Patterns.

My string #18

I asked the members of our Facebook group Tangle It! Pattern Club to tangle a simple string, using only their go-to patterns – patterns that they know off by heart – patterns, where they don’t need to look at step outs any more.

Artwork by Lori Whitley

Lori Whitley used Printemps, Cubine, Tipple, Arukas, Well and Shattuck.

Artwork by Jane Nichols

Some of Jane Nicols’ go to patterns: N Zeppel, Pokeroot, Meer, and Diva Dance

Artwork by Sandy Moore

Sandy Moore used Printemps

Artwork by Sandra Strait

Sandra Strait did her tile with N’Zeppel, HiRise, Bales, and Flukes.

Artwork by Shelby Lazeren

Shelby Lazeren made this for her brother.

Artwork by Ruth Veler Gale O'Neil

Ruth Veler Gale O’Neil writes: I enjoyed this! Rick’s paradox is definitely my favorite….so versatile. Scrolled feather is one of my favorite “ropes.” I wish I knew the names of the others.

Artwork by Lynne McGee

Some of Lynne McGee’s Go-To Patterns: Cubine, Emingle, Ahh, Bunzo, Angel Fish, Bubbles, Chillon, and a variation of Panthe.

Artwork by Hilary Holding Merola

Hilary Holding Merola used Fife, Flux, Minline, Bala, Aquafleur, Shard and Paradox.

Artwork by Agneta Landegren

Agneta Landegren writes: Here are some of my favorite go-to tangles, Paradox, Huggins, Hollibaugh, Onomato, La Bel and Sand Swirl.

Jane Diller Gladwell‎ writes:  Some of my "go-to" tangles...Navaho, Intwine, Molygon, Printemps, and CO2. Added some color, kinda wished I wouldn't have...oh, well, a learning experience.

Jane Diller Gladwell‎ writes: Some of my “go-to” tangles…Navaho, Intwine, Molygon, Printemps, and CO2. Added some color, kinda wished I wouldn’t have…oh, well, a learning experience.

DrShazia Azmi

DrShazia Azmi

Lisa Wick McLean used Static, Rick's Paradox, Crescent Moon, Cadent and Meer.

Lisa Wick McLean used Static, Rick’s Paradox, Crescent Moon, Cadent and Meer.

I actually got one done! I have been coloring so much lately I needed this push to tangle. These are some of my go to's: Betweed, Bunzo, Cadent, Mussels & Cockles, and I can't remember the other two. fun string! Elspeth Allen

I actually got one done! I have been coloring so much lately I needed this push to tangle. These are some of my go to’s: Betweed, Bunzo, Cadent, Mussels & Cockles, and I can’t remember the other two. fun string!         Elspeth Allen

Zen Tangling Debra Huff: I have trouble limiting my go to tangles because I have favorites for different purposes. Use this however you like.  Sanibelle, phroze, pug, Yuma, crescent moon, frost flower, roscoe, abundies.

Zen Tangling Debra Huff: I have trouble limiting my go to tangles because I have favorites for different purposes. Use this however you like.
Sanibelle, phroze, pug, Yuma, crescent moon, frost flower, roscoe, abundies.

 

As you can see, the string is the same. Maybe some of the patterns are the same, but the results are all different. And everyone agreed, that this was fun. And that is all that matters!

Before I compile a list of the most used Go-To Patterns, I will start another exercise with more different strings.

String 25

My next blog will feature again the different tiles from our members. I am looking forward to the results!

Frames by Unknown

Jan Easter posted an interesting pattern today. I could not resist and have a play with it. Frames pattern - Original author unknown

Now this is great if you want to draw ONE frame only. However, if you intend to use it on a warped grid, you’ll get lost. So here is my revised version:

FramesTOO by Ina SonnenmoserYou start with a dot grid, but you mark the first 2 dots with an X.
Leave 4 dots and mark 2 dots with an X again.
The next row is just dots.
The following row you ignore 3 dots, mark 2 dots with X, ignore 4 dots, 2x X, ignore 4 dots and so on.

 

Step 1

Step 1

Step 2

Step 2

Step 3

Step 3

Before shading

Before shading

Shaded

 

Now I need to draw this on a warped grid – I just cannot ignore a challenge 🙂

Wormholes Spiral

I am way behind sharing patterns. I posted my freehand Mandala without realising that I hadn’t posted the steps for the pattern that I used in the center. So here it goes:

Wormholes Spiral by Ina Sonnenmoser

And here is the the freehand Mandala I was talking about:

Freehand Mandala by Ina SonnenmoserI used Wormholes Spiral for the center and Moon & Tears for the outside. Now I just need to shade it.

Hope you have a great weekend and that you share your art with us on Tangle It! Pattern Club.

Double Arrows by Theresa Beebe

My dear friend, Theresa, asked if I could put her new pattern into my format. Of course – what a pretty pattern this is! It deserves to get all the attention possible!
Double Arrows by Theresa Beebe
Theresa is a great artist. I get a lot of inspiration from her art. Just the other day she released her second book, Colorful Meditating available on Amazon.

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Yes, I am a strange person – advertising my friends books before I even mention that we also released a new book ..haha.. That will have to wait for the weekend post 😉

Watch this space tomorrow – another pretty pattern is waiting to be posted here!

Until then, ZenLove
Ina