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How to draw HARFE

Zentangle pattern: Harfe. Image © Linda Farmer and TanglePatterAmerican-borne Jennifer Hohensteiner is a CZT now living in Germany and Harfe is her latest tangle shared with the community.

Harfe was developed from a pattern Jennifer came up with while on the telephone, “I call it ‘Harfe’, which is the German word for ‘harp’.Harfe has a wonderful woven look to it.

Jennifer first posted Harfe here on her flickr account and I contacted her for clarification because I wasn’t having any success following those steps, my brain just didn’t get the logic of its development.

Jennifer very generously took time to create this alternate version of how to draw Harfe which I personally found much easier to follow. My example above is based on Jennifer’s variation in the bottom half of these steps.

She writes, “The curved connecting lines in step 2 simply alternate up and down – an upward curve, a downward curve. When you start the next line of curves it doesn’t matter at all whether you first curve up or down, just alternate as you connect the orbs.

Image copyright the artist and used with permission, 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. For more information, click on the image for the article “Pinterest – How could something so right be so wrong?”.

Here is Jennifer’s lovely example of Harfe drawn on a Renaissance tile.

Harfe on a Renaisance Tile by Jennifer Hohensteiner

“Half of Harfe … Sometimes I like to stop drawing Harfe before the last step. “

Check out the tag jenniferh for more of Jennifer’s tangles on TanglePatterns.com.

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