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Zentangle pattern: Sutra. 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.Welcome to another creative Monday and our sweet, super easy tangle.

Sutra is from Indian tangler Priya Sabhlok who shared her Virya tangle with us recently.

Priya writes,

I have come up with my new pattern Sutra (Thread).

The word Sutra is a Sanskrit word which means thread or to sew with a thread.

While drawing the pattern, I felt that these beautiful elements are joined together and are dancing in sheer joy and happiness.

I have done a few variations for the pattern, dancing over Nipa (above), using it as a border,

and also incorporated on a Zendala.

What better way to start a week than dancing with sheer joy and happiness?

Sutra reminded me some of Margaret Bremner’s Ionic and I created my Sutra example in a similar fashion using back-to-back ribbons.

Sutra is a continuous-line tangle that’s so fun to tangle, as you add each set of loops it helps to envision the sort-of-heart shape that “threads” together the two elements. Playing with varying the size of the basic loops in Step 1 creates the lively version shown with the Zentangle®-original Nipa, in Priya’s first example tile above.

Priya illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing tangle below where she includes some ways to vary her sweet tangle. Lots of creative embellishment options are possible with this one!

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Sutra, tangle and deconstruction by Priya Sabhlok. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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