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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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11 comments to How to draw HARFE

  • Vickilynne Westcott

    WOW! This one is beautiful!!

  • Maddy

    Cute! Going to try this today!

  • Tracy McDonald

    Absolutely GORGEOUS!

  • Susie Achter

    Tried out both variations and love them both. Lots of fun. Great job!

  • Sharon Wrench

    Love this pattern! I am anxious to try it out! Thank you for sharing!

  • Jeanine

    Wow! I didn’t do very well on first try with this one but I am a beginner (3 days new). I am reeeeally starting to experience the reasoning behind the rules I have read in regards to Tangling. I am really ENJOYING this process! It has been sometime I have been searching & searching for an art skill to learn that is still gorgeous results, that I can share with my friends and family! This is PERFECT! Tangler-for-Life now! Thank you all!

  • Laurel

    Harfe is fun and the look is “impressive” to the non-tangler. Love that! Thanks Jennifer.

    Welcome to Tangling Jeanine. It’s a reliable activity to enrich your life.

  • joan

    Wow! I was able to draw this tangle in one try. Thanks for the easy to follow instructions.

  • Nancy Pearson

    Cleaning out old emails (yes, from July 2015!) and ran across Harfe. I love it! It takes a lot of concentration then when you get the method down it flows nicely. So pretty when finished. Thank you Jennifer.

    Linda, thank you for all the beautiful tangles you regularly send us. I look forward to each one I receive. Nancy

    • Linda Farmer, CZT

      You are most welcome, Nancy. And thanks for your thanks 🙂 It’s always fun for me too when “oldies” are discovered anew. The Refreshers are great for shining a light on old favorites too. Enjoy!

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