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How to draw TURN

Zentangle pattern: Turn. 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.Bold and simple. As a patchwork quilter Taiwan’s Mei Hua Teng (Damy) has taken inspiration from the sewing world and deconstructed the pattern she named Turn.

Of all the pinwheel-type patterns, to my mind Turn is the most interesting visually — and the simplest. Just wait until you see all the great variations Damy suggests.

Damy sent along this lovely example of her patchwork and inspiration she has cleverly adapted for her tangle pattern.

Mei Hua Teng's lovely patchwork inspiration

Damy illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing the basic Turn below.

How to draw TURN by Mei Hua Teng

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Here she shows several interesting variations of her basic tangle and steps for a cool curved line version.

Variations of Mei Hua Teng's Turn Zentangle pattern

And here are three of Damy’s beautiful Zentangles featuring Turn and some of its many variations.

Zentangles by Mei Hua Teng (Damy)
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2 comments to How to draw TURN

  • Linda Farmer, CZT

    Recovered comments that were accidentally deleted:


    judy murphy – this one will be fun

    Lynn Mead – I love the simplicity and variety. I agree this one will be fun.

    Tiffany Larsen – This one will be fun to play with! Thank you, Damy and Linda for sharing.


    Sharon Wrench – I had fun playing with this tangle yesterday. I love all of the variations of this tangle. Very nice!

    Teresa Bowen – Always like tangles that remind me of quilts, this one has quickly become a favourite


    Barbara Burgess, CZT – What a great and simple tangle. So many variations! Thanks!


    Laura – Love finding a new way to add to my tangle drawing.

  • Danielle B Vogel

    Love this one!!

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