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How to draw SHING

Zentangle pattern: Shing. Image © Linda Farmer and 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.This tangle pattern is by CZT® Margaret Bremner of the prairie province of Saskatchewan in Canada’s midwest. Saskatchewan is an enormous expanse of land with a population of just over 1 million. Lots of room to roam there without bumping into your neighbors. 🙂 As a measure of comparison, the population of the state of Florida is just over 19 million.

Many fun tangles are inspired by architectural detail and Shing is one of them. “This tangle was inspired when I noticed some shingles!

Shing is very easy to draw and as is characteristic of real tangles, it has no “right side up” and works from whatever side you view it. It’s bold and eye-catching!

Margaret illustrates the steps for drawing Shing here on her blog, and shares two lovely completed Zentangle® tiles incorporating her tangle.

Check out the tag margaretb for more of Margaret’s patterns on


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3 comments to How to draw SHING

  • Sue Zanker

    Linda, I love hearing about the different areas where tangling people come from. Here in Australia many people know little of the actual states in Canada or America. We hear of them but know little of the ‘nitty grittys’ so it’s nice to read a few personal words from you about these places on the other side of the world ! Thanks!

  • Susannah Ayres-Thomas

    I was just looking at Ms Bremner’s tangle patterns (on her blog). I’m blown away! So many beautiful, glorious tangles. She’s a one-woman tangle factory! If you haven’t taken the opportunity to do so, go to her blog and click on “my tangles”. All I can say is, “WOW”!

  • I like this tangle. Makes me want to shing a shong!

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