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How to draw RIBBON’NU

Zentangle pattern: Ribbon'nu. 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.Greetings my friends and thanks for joining me this lovely Monday, appreciate you being here 🙂

Today we have a super easy and fun ribbon-style tangle named Ribbon’nu from Japanese CZT Kazue (Kato) Ito, and it’s her first on the site.

Kazue writes,

I live in Sendai, Japan. I’m a member of CZT34.

I was tangling Jetties and inspired by these bows, I created a ribbon bow within a circle/orb.

I think this makes it easy to do Ribbon’nu in a ribbon.

The name Ribbon’nu (Ribbon’ne) sounded like French.

I’ve never had the opportunity to visit Japan but I’m always intrigued by its beauty. This image of the Miyagi Museum of Art is so serene, Kazue’s home town of Sendai is the capital city of the Miyagi Prefecture. Imagine my surprise to discover the museum has a William Morris exhibit.

By 663highland – Own work, CC BY 2.5.

If you’ve corresponded with me by email you might recall this William Morris quote:

“Ornamental pattern-work, to be raised above the contempt of reasonable men, must possess three qualities: beauty, imagination, and order.” ~ William Morris

And as for our tangle of the day … Ribbon’nu is easy to tangle and fun to play with embellishments, altering size, direction and placement and seeing where it goes.

Kazue illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Ribbon’nu below where she includes several ways to embellish and vary her sweet tangle.

Zentangle pattern: Ribbon'nu. How to draw the Zentangle pattern Ribbon'nu, tangle and deconstruction by Kazue Ito. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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