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How to draw PINEPLE

Zentangle pattern: Pineple. © Linda Farmer and TanglePatterns.com. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. You may use this image for your personal non-commercial reference only. Republishing or redistributing IN ANY FORM including pinning is prohibited under law without express permission.Today’s tangle, Pineple, is another lovely one from Taiwan CZT Mei Hua Teng who goes by the name Damy.

As I’ve mentioned previously there are now 95 CZTs in Taiwan. If you’re curious about how many CZTs there are in other countries, a few weeks ago I added a new page to the ZENTANGLES > TEACHING ZENTANGLE menu called LIST OF CZTs BY COUNTRY. It’s an impressive list of countries from around the world with the USA and Canada currently leading in numbers and Taiwan in third place.

As we speak, Zentangle® founders Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas are touring Taiwan and they’ve just launched the new Chinese language edition of The Book of Zentangle. Exciting times in Zentangle-land!

Damy’s inspiration for Pineple was this beautiful crochet design called “Crown of Pineapples”. The Crown of Pineapples doily pattern is one “for crocheters with intermediate or advanced expertise”:

pineple-inspiration-mei-hua-teng

Luckily for us tanglers, Damy has deconstructed this lovely pattern so it can easily be drawn as a tangle. No intermediate or advanced expertise required.

“Drawn as a tangle” means that you repeat a series of elemental strokes in a certain structured way so you inevitably end up with a particular pattern without needing to know what the pattern you are creating is supposed to look like.

Usually the number of elemental strokes needed are 3 or less. Often, you only need one or two. By “elemental strokes” we mean a dot, a straight(-ish) line, a curve (like a parenthesis), a reverse curve (like an “S”), and an orb or circle.

It also has to be done without any underlying pencil structure. ~ from the Zentangle Blog

I’ve added emphasis to that last line because all too often designs that begin with pencil structures are incorrectly being called tangles. The word tangle was coined (used in this particular way for the first time) by Zentangle’s founders: “we use this word as our replacement for ‘a pattern that has been deconstructed so that it can be recreated according to the Zentangle Method’.” In the Zentangle Method, tangles are further defined by their very special characteristics and as Maria says: A pattern is not always a tangle.

Here Damy illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Pineple and demonstrates it in an elegant monotangle. The very clever bit of this tangle deconstruction is the little strokes of Step 3, they’re what make the whole thing come together in an orderly fashion.

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 including pinning is prohibited under law without express permission of the copyright owner. For more information, click on the image for the article "Copyrights and your blog."

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 including pinning is prohibited under law without express permission of the copyright owner. For more information, click on the image for the article “Copyrights and your blog.”

Check out the tag meihuat for more of Damy’s tangles on TanglePatterns.com.

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