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How to draw KLOORZ

Zentangle pattern: Kloorz - © Linda Farmer and TanglePatterns.comExactly a week to the day after the CZTs from Seminar 18 (XVIII) began their magical journey in Providence RI, today Seminar 19 (XIX) begins and by week’s end many more CZTs will be among us. Cheers and congratulations to all the new CZTs from both classes!

Our fun tangle pattern to start this week off is Kloorz from Aussie tangler Sue Zanker who’s previously shared Diosea and Gord with us.

You might also recognize her name because Sue frequently contributes comments of support and appreciation to other tanglers who share their creations with us [hint, hint]. And I personally appreciate hearing from her because she’s always a big TanglePatterns booster! Great for the morale 🙂

Kloorz can be classified (tagged) in a variety of tangle types: grid, random, and ribbon. And as Sue points out in her steps below, each of those “toothy” shapes can also be drawn as a continuous line. They are very easy to draw and you can get into a very good rhythm with the continuous line.

Zentangle pattern: Kloorz - © Linda Farmer and TanglePatterns.comIn some of her examples below Sue adds playful “seed stem” variations that I didn’t use in my examples but if you have room, they add a delicate touch. For the example I chose to use above, I used a border-type placement and filled the shapes with pencil, well rubbed with a tortillion. The tortillion burnishes the graphite and smooths it into an even layer which looks so much better than the “raw” pencil. On the right, a grid version again sans seed stems.

Sue illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Kloorz here and she shows several ways to play with it in a grid, as a border, randomly scattered as she calls “wandering”, and an organic version along a center stroke line.

Zentangle pattern: Kloorz - © Sue Zanker and

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6 comments to How to draw KLOORZ

  • Melena

    I love this tangle pattern. It can be done in so many ways. You did very well coming up with this one.

    Linda, It’s great to have a booster like Sue. You deserve it!!! 😀

  • Noelene Kelly

    Love it Sue, you have used this tangle pattern so many ways. Very interesting, and I think the way you used it to make a soft pattern (Seedy String Line) is brilliant. Thanks

  • Rae Smith

    Lovely pattern – off to play with it! Can see lots of great tangled cards featuring it.

  • Melena


    I’ve been playing with this tangle Kloorz and I love it. Have fun everyone!

  • Nancy Pearson

    Sue–I love your Kloorz. The added seed stem is great (with short or long stems, either way). Also, your finished Zentangle with a “revealed underneath section” is very nice. That is what I see anyway. A Zentangle is always so beautiful but when it looks like it is hiding additional treasure below—-even better! Thank you, Sue. And thank you, Linda. Your emails are the first ones I look at each morning. Nancy

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