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How to draw WINNIE

Zentangle pattern: Winnie. 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.Hi again and welcome back.

Today’s Winnie tangle is from Maryland CZT Barbara Duel Johnson and this is her third tangle on the site.

Barbara notes her ribbon-style tangle can also be used as a string.

Winnie uses a technique often seen in CZT Suzanne McNeill’s tangles where when strokes cross each other, the space created is filled in and give the illusion of layers or woven elements. There are many ways to fill the spaces and create variations.

For my example I used Barbara’s first variation.

Barbara illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Winnie below and she includes several ways to embellish this tangle.

 How to draw the Zentangle pattern Winnie, tangle and deconstruction by Barbara Johnson. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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In a recent blog post Maria wondered What do you call of group of tangles? and asked the community to come up with a unique term for a group of tangles, as well as one for a group of tanglers.

Yesterday Maria and Rick published their selections from all of the submissions in the comments. In their post The votes are in … they announced that a group of tangles is called an Inspiration and a group of tanglers is called a Penchant.

So there you have it!

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1 comment to How to draw WINNIE

  • Maxine Erickson

    Barbara Duel Johnson, What a wonderful versatil tangle. it offers so many options depending on spacing and embellishment. I am having fun playing with it. I do indeed think it is a winner.

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