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How to draw TRIVET

Zentangle pattern: Trivet. 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.Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Tangles celebrating the “Luck o’ the Irish” can be found on the site here: Sh’rock by CZT Diane Lachance, Sláinte by Kate McIlreavy, Lukiline by CZT Mary Masi, and Lucky by CZT Adele Bruno.

Today’s lovely tangle pattern being added to our repertoire is not hardly shamrock-related but it’s a nice simple one nonetheless. How about using it as a border framing some shamrock-related tangles.

Trivet is North Carolina CZT Nancy Newlin’s second tangle on the site. Her first, Panthe, was added just prior to Nancy’s journey to Providence RI to come certified last November.

TRIVET came from a paper trivet I was given, made up of rolled pieces of paper worked around from round to square with the squares connected by thin twine. You can draw this tangle very precisely or more loosely as I have done, and it works as a grid and also as a border.

Trivet begins with a channel grid as the base and then Ambler/Emingle-like “square spirals” (also known as frets or meanders) are drawn in the squares formed by the channels. Remember that your grid doesn’t have to be perfect either, wavy and curved lines (aka wonky grid lines) produce a cool variation.

In my example I’ve added some shading to the center of Trivet’s spirals too.

Nancy illustrates the steps for drawing Trivet below.

How to draw TRIVET by Nancy Newlin

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Check out the tag nancyn for more of Nancy’s patterns on TanglePatterns.com.

My the luck of the Irish be with you always! ... The shamrock refers to the young sprigs of clover or trefoil. It is known as a symbol of Ireland, with St. Patrick having used it as a metaphor for the Christian Trinity, according to legend. The name shamrock is derived from Irish seamróg, which is the diminutive version of the Irish word for clover (seamair) meaning simply "little clover" or "young clover".

May the luck of the Irish be with you always!  – “The shamrock refers to the young sprigs of clover or trefoil. It is known as a symbol of Ireland, with St. Patrick having used it as a metaphor for the Christian Trinity, according to legend. The name shamrock is derived from Irish seamróg, which is the diminutive version of the Irish word for clover (seamair) meaning simply ‘little clover’ or ‘young clover’. From Wikipedia, click on the image for more about the Shamrock.”

 

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