What is Zentangle?
Linda Farmer, Certified Zentangle Teacher

The Zentangle® art form and method was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas and is copyrighted. Zentangle® is a registered trademark of Zentangle, Inc. Learn more at zentangle.com.


All contents of this website are Copyright © 2010 - 2015 Linda Farmer, TanglePatterns.com, and artists where named, and protected by United States and international copyright laws.
Copying content in any form other than for your own personal offline reference, is EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED.
No content may be reproduced or republished without permission. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


Use this Random Tangle Selector with your TanglePatterns.com TANGLE GUIDE, 2015 Edition to help you select tangles. See Page 6 of the Guide for instructions. You can also use this to select random Strings.


Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository


abbeyg abigaill adeleb agnetal aliceh alyssa amyb angies angiev angiew anitarl annah annekevd annem annets annettepl anng anniet antoninem arjadlh barbaraf beths betseyy betsyw bijou bjt bradh bunnyw carenm carladp carlaj caroleo carolion carolync cathyc cathyc2 cathys celian challenge cherylc cherylc2 cherylr cherylw chrisg chrissief christinav christiner cindyp cindys clairew conniet connyh cookies copyright cynthiag danaet dannio davedl davidh davidr deannesm debbiep debe debrac deniellen deniser denniey dianas dianas2 dianavk dianel dianet diannek didierg donnab donnah edenh edg elenah emilyc emmyc erino estherp faithc fibonacci gaels genevievec georgik gravatar guide hannekes hannyw heidic heidisuew helenb helenw henrikeb hollym hope hsinyah idil jacquelienb jacquelinej janar janed janeileenm janem janemac janices jans jeannez jellav jemm jenniferc jenniferh jennyl jjl joand jodif jonathanb jonif josem joyceb joycee judyb judym judym2 juliar juliee julieth karis karls karryh katea katem kathyb kathyr katieb katya kelleyk kimc kristyt ksenijav kymb laraw laurah laural lauras laurier lenau lesleysg lesliec liannew lilap lilym linc lindad lindaf lindar lisah lisas liviac lorettaw lorib lorih lorim lorit lu-mariel lyndelc lynnh lynnm magdaw margaretb margaretm mariam mariekevn marietl marizaanvb maryannsd maryem maryk marym marys maureens meihuat melissah micheleb mikeeh milde_w milestones mimil mollyh nancyd nancyd2 nancyn nancyp nathaliem normab nzjo ogee grid pampw patriciac pattig pattym pegf pegis refresher reneek ritan ronnies roseb rosieh ruthh sadellew sandras sandyb sandyh sarab sayantikar sharonc sharonr shastag shauna shawnh shellyb shoshi simoneb stephaniek stephanies store suec suej sueo suez susang susanp susans susiea suzannem suzannew tangle guide teresac terrib terrig theresag thomasg tinah tip tips tonih triciaf trishw tutorial verag vickib vickim vikkih wayneh yamitf zendala zone zentangle zoeb


How to draw GEWURTZ

Tangle pattern: GEWURTZGewurtz is the third in my own so-called “wine” series of tangle patterns, which has been preceded thus far by Chard and Zin. Gewurztraminer, as you may know, is from the Alsace region of France. It is a tad spicy and a little bit sweeter than a Riesling. But I digress …

As you might have expected from me, Gewurtz is based on a grid. It is also a classic pattern that hails from antiquity, and not “mine” by any stretch, but we’re giving it a Zentangle name. It reminds me of the whirligig-type pinwheels we used to make out of paper and decorate, then pin them to a stick to let the wind do its thing. Simple pleasures. Digressing again…

In the step-by-step illustration below you will notice (again) some red dots in Step 5. This is where I want the solid areas to go and I’ve marked them in advance so I don’t lose track as I’m doing them. This pattern is one, for me at any rate, that requires concentration. You can vary this pattern quite a bit by using different fills in the solid areas.

I hope you enjoy tangling with Gewurtz - it’s the first “G” pattern to be posted!

How to draw the Zentangle pattern: Gewurtz

Copyright the artist, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. You may use this image for your personal non-commercial reference only. Republishing or redistributing pattern deconstructions in any form is prohibited under law without express permission of the copyright owner.

Got ideas for pattern variations? Or suggestions for more tags for this pattern? Share with us in a comment!

You might also like:

3 comments to How to draw GEWURTZ

  • I love it, I can’t wait to try it!

  • After I complete my zentangle design on a leather hand bag do I need to use a sealer of some sort? I just began experimenting with this. Any particular permanent marker better for this use as oppossed to another?

    Thank you for your response,


  • Sue Zanker

    I LOVE your idea of naming some of your patterns after wines Linda ! Dang, I wish I’d thought of that! My husband is an ex professional winemaker so wine has always been very much a part of our life……Have you come up with a Riesling yet? …..that’s another favourite of ours !

Leave a Comment




You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Notify me of followup comments via e-mail.
You can also subscribe without commenting.