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How to draw HEMP

Zentangle pattern: Hemp. 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.Today is an unusual addition to the site because we’re sharing three different ways of tangling CZT Sandy Bartholomew’s Hemp tangle.

You might like to sit down with a cup of tea to take this one in! 🙂

Hemp first appeared in Sandy’s Totally Tangled, one of the very first books published about Zentangle®, and still one of the best of all of them IMHO. As I’ve written elsewhere, CZT Marie Browning’s Time to Tangle With Colors, also an early Zentangle publication, is my second choice for the best of all the Zentangle books on the market. Other than of course THE primo book,  Rick and Maria’s Zentangle PRIMER Vol 1. With these three books, your Zentangle library will have the basics covered.

While Hemp appeared in print publication in 2010, it didn’t appear online until Sandy published it on her blog three years later in 2013. Meanwhile, as often happens, another tangler deconstructed the same pattern unaware of its prior publication.

In this case in December of 2012, inspired by some fabric she had seen, CZT Jane Eileen Malone submitted her Eilusions tangle for consideration. When she learned it had previously been published by Sandy, Jane removed the steps from her blog.

As it turns out, I found that for me Jane Eileen’s dot grid based steps were the simplest to follow to achieve Hemp for my example and she very kindly gave me her permission to share her deconstruction of this tangle. (Eileen, Eilusions – clever name, no?)

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Then recently Asian CZT Ginny Lu submitted her 3Y tangle, inspired by this pattern she noticed on a box:

CZT Ginny Lu’s inspiration

Clearly Ginny wasn’t aware of Sandy’s Hemp tangle either and she submitted her deconstruction of the same tangle.

3Y is yet another way to achieve Hemp, in a Tripoli-without-gaps manner. The sharp-eyed among us will notice that Hemp is a six-pointed “star”, where Ginny’s steps result in five. But when you look at her monotangle, you’ll see that depending on how the triangles are sized and joined, you can get varying numbers of points to the star, in other words a random version of Hemp.

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Ginny also provided some lovely example tiles featuring her interpretation of this tangle. Here a duotangle on a 3Z tile with the Zentangle-original Printemps:

And this is Ginny’s second delicate example on a Zentangle tile with a hole punched in one corner. So pretty!

Cover of "Totally Tangled"And so we arrive at the original Hemp deconstruction…

Last but certainly not least, Sandy illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing the original Hemp here on her blog, as published in 2010 in Totally Tangled.

Thanks for staying with me all the way today! I hope you have fun experimenting with all three ways of tangling Hemp and finding which one works best for you.

As you enjoy any of the tangles on the site, please do leave a comment of thanks and encouragement to show the artists you appreciate them for sharing their creativity to inspire yours.

Check out the tag sandyb for more of Sandy’s tangles, janeileenm for more of Jane Eileen’s tangles, and ginnyl for more of Ginny’s tangles, all on TanglePatterns.com.

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2 comments to How to draw HEMP

  • Rosemary Turpin

    Very clever – in Ginny Lu`s example, I`m seeing at least one FOUR pointed star, at least one FIVE pointed star, at least one EIGHT pointed star and several SIX pointed stars. I really don`t know how she did that since it is all apparently based on triangles!

  • Carol Hall

    Awesome. Love it.

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