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How to draw ROEL

Zentangle pattern: Roel. 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.Today’s fun tangle, Roel by Judy Murphy, is one of those patterns I’ve tagged “ribbon” tangles as they can be woven through your Zentangle® and are beautiful and useful in so many ways. You may remember Judy recently shared the popular Double D’s tangle with us.

Roel, pronounced “Row-L” says Judy, is an incredibly versatile tangle pattern. I combined a couple of Judy’s variations in my example.

Judy illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Roel here and explores a wide variety of ways to embellish her tangle, or “modified many ways” as she notes. You’ll enjoy playing with this one!

How to draw ROEL by Judy Murphy

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1 comment to How to draw ROEL

  • Linda Farmer, CZT

    Recovered comments that were accidentally deleted:


    Sharon Wrench – I love this tangle and the variations. I will have fun with this tangle! So creative and whimsical. Thank you for sharing.

    Donna Grammas – Great variations on the basic lines. Nice.


    Raya – Thanks to Judy for sharing Roel, so many variations, great way to while away the hours.

    Dayna Barnes – I’m a big fan of this pattern, and can’t wait to try all the variations. It’s really lovely, and thanks for passing it along.

    Susan – This is an amazing tangle!! The tangleations are so much fun! I am going to be filling PAGES with this tangle!!

    Bunny Wright – Wonderful and fun tangle…so many variations possible!!

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