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How to draw KAY-TEE

Zentangle pattern: Kay-tee. Image © Linda Farmer and TanglePatterns.comKay-tee is Davor Planinec’s first tangle pattern on the site and it’s a goodie.

Davor has represented his tangle’s name two ways, one “K.T.” and the other Kay-tee which I chose to use for ease of remembering and for “filing” purposes.

Davor writes that he’s from Zagreb, Croatia, and his tangle’s name is in “honor of my hometown, Kutina (car registration plates KT :))

I do believe this is our first tangle from Croatia so naturally I had to do a little homework on the country:

“The Republic of Croatia is a sovereign state at the crossroads of Central Europe, Southeast Europe, and the Mediterranean. Its capital city is Zagreb, which forms one of the country’s primary subdivisions, along with its twenty counties. Croatia covers 56,594 square kilometres (21,851 square miles) and has diverse, mostly continental and Mediterranean climates. Croatia’s Adriatic Sea coast contains more than a thousand islands. The country’s population is 4.28 million, most of whom are Croats, with the most common religious denomination being Roman Catholicism.

… Tourism is a significant source of revenue during the summer, with Croatia ranked the 18th most popular tourist destination in the world.

… Literacy in Croatia stands at 99.2 per cent.” ~ Wikipedia

And its capital:

“Zagreb is the capital and the largest city of the Republic of Croatia. … The wider Zagreb metropolitan area includes the City of Zagreb and the separate Zagreb County bringing the total metropolitan area population up to 1,113,111.

… Zagreb is a city with a rich history dating from the Roman times to the present day.  …

The transport connections, concentration of industry, scientific and research institutions and industrial tradition underlie its leading economic position in Croatia. … Almost all of the largest Croatian companies, media and scientific institutions have their headquarters in the city. Zagreb is the most important transport hub in Croatia where Western Europe, the Mediterranean and Southeast Europe meet, making the Zagreb area the centre of the road, rail and air networks of Croatia. It is a city known for its diverse economy, high quality of living, museums, sporting and entertainment events. Its main branches of economy are high-tech industries and the service sector.” ~ Wikipedia

And now getting back to Davor, he writes that he “ADORES tangling” and he’s been tangling for over a year now.

Davor’s steps show Kay-tee drawn as a ribbon-type tangle but I used one of his ideas to draw a fill variation for my example. When drawing it this way, it takes extra concentration to get the curves of Steps 2 and 3 going in the right direction in adjacent columns. Just sayin’.

Davor illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Kay-tee below and he demonstrates Kay-tee with several variations in an interesting monotangle. Davor has also posted steps for Kay-tee here on his brand new blog where he demonstrates Kay-tee in a couple of colorful Bijou-size ZIAs.

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8 comments to How to draw KAY-TEE

  • Kim

    YAY! Was actually excited to see something from where my Father’s family is from – imagine that! (still have family there but haven’t been to visit since 1983). Definitely saving this one for future drawings!

  • Noelene

    Love it and enjoyed working with t. Nice one Davor.

  • Tracy McDonald

    Hey Davor, hice Tangle. I like the large ones with the shiny band across the top. And the way it dances back and forth.

  • Lovely tangle with so many options and so much potential! I love the monotangle drawing!

  • Wow! 🙂
    Thank you, Linda, for featuring K.T. and thank you all for lovely comments. Hope you find this tangle useful. 🙂
    Greetings from Croatia!

  • Trish Paquette

    This is a lovely, whimsical tangle!! It was fun to try all the variations too … and while your’re doing that, you think of others!! 🙂 Thank you for sharing it with us, Davor. All the best — hope you’ll share others!!

  • Nancy Pearson

    Davor. What a great tangle. I really like it and it looks like one I want to master. Also, on your blog I absolutely love the 3rd monotangle. Beautiful!!! Thank you for sharing Kay-tee and all of it’s variations with us. Exciting. Thanks again, Nancy

  • Susie Achter

    Very nice tangle. Especially like the part where it looks like moths…were two of them are used together. Lots of fun. Thank you!

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