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How to draw FAUX WEAVE

Zentangle pattern: Faux Weave. Image © Linda Farmer and TanglePatterns.com. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. You may use this image for your personal non-commercial reference only. The unauthorized pinning, reproduction or distribution of this copyrighted work is illegal.Australian tangler Helen Williams is back today with her Faux Weave tangle. Faux Weave is Helen’s 21st tangle on TanglePatterns!

There are many tangles on the site in the “weave” category, and I wouldn’t have thought there were many more ways to come up with a new one.

But Helen has managed it with Faux Weave where — once you’ve established your base grid (wonky or otherwise) — it’s a continuous line type of tangle.

Helen writes,

I love, love, LOVE easy patterns and how, often, from a simple construct the illusion of a more complex design can be created.

Faux Weave is indeed simple to tangle and its construction even forms its own shading.

Helen illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Faux Weave here on her blog and she also features it in a “strip-ey, wonky grid version“.

BTW – In her post Helen refers to her tangle called Weave. As I make every effort not to repeat a tangle on TanglePatterns (and it gets harder and harder to remember them all), Weave was not included on the site because we already had Jonathan Baetens’s Meo tangle a few years before Weave. Helen’s Weave is a grid-free version of Meo with auras. Either way, an interesting tangle to to have in your repertoire!

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Check out the tag helenw for more of Helen’s tangles on TanglePatterns.com.

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4 comments to How to draw FAUX WEAVE

  • Linda Dochter

    I agree that Helen’s Weave and Jonathan’s Meo start with the same basic strokes. Just wanted to point out to your viewers that it is worth taking a look at the link for Helen’s Weave to see a lovely “Betweed-y” looking tangleation of both. Love the possibilities of these tangles.

  • Love the simplicity and shading possibilities for faux weave. Thanks Helen for sharing.

  • Natalia

    I absolutely love this tangle! I’ve just added it to my collection, an d I am going to try it soon!

  • Melena

    Helen, this is a wonderful tangle. So…..mmmmmm…..Zen! 😀 It really is so relaxing to draw. I think I’ll try this on a wonky grid and see what happens. Maybe some color too. I like the weave effect, but I was thinking that it looks like a popcorn or puff stitch in crochet, especially if they are all turned the same direction. Hmmmm. I’ll have to try that. 🙂 Anyway, I’ll be using this one soon!

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