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Zentangle pattern: Trianglebine. Image © Linda Farmer and 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 tangling friends!

Before we get started, a quick status report and tropical weather update for those of you who’ve been asking. Sometime later in the afternoon today Category 5 Hurricane Ian is making landfall on the southwest Gulf coast of Florida.

“Hurricane Ian is nearing landfall as one of southwest Florida’s most intense hurricanes on record, expected to produce catastrophic storm surge, destructive winds and flooding rainfall.” The Weather Channel >> a great summary article if you’re a weather geek

On the southwest Gulf coast side of the state, on a parallel the projected landfall of the hurricane’s eye is just slightly south of where we live on the Atlantic east coast. On the Saffir-Simpson scale a Category 5 hurricane has winds of 157 mph or higher (252 km/hr or higher). Hurricane winds are frightening enough but the storm surge is the deadliest part of any hurricane and Florida is basically at sea level so major flooding is a given even without the additional rainfall.

It is a massive storm system and where we live we expect to get bands of Tropical Storm force winds beginning around 3 PM today as the system makes it way diagonally across the state over Orlando then Daytona Beach. We’ve had tons of rain since yesterday and tornado warnings. It’s like a sauna bath outside because of the heat and tremendous humidity.

The diagonal black line is the project path of the storm.

The last time we had a Category 5 storm in Florida was Hurricane Andrew in 1992 and everyone knows what kind of devastation that caused. Robert and I count ourselves very fortunate indeed and pray for all those who are more directly affected.


Today’s Trianglebine tangle is from Swiss CZT Lisette Hofer, it’s her seventh on the site.

Most recently Lisette shared her Zentangle®-original inspired Tied Huggins with us.

Trianglebine is another Zentangle-original inspired pattern as she explains that she “named it Trianglebine, as it is very much inspired by Cubine.

Lisette illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Trianglebine below and she demonstrates it as a ribbon-style tangle in a Zentangle tile she describes as “in a ‘trianglish’ composition with Rain and Dreamdex.”

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Trianglebine, tangle and deconstruction by Lisette Hofer. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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9 comments to How to draw TRIANGLEBINE

  • Linda Friedly

    Stay safe! Thinking of you and yours.

  • Tomàs Padrós

    Very good idea, Lisette. Nice zentangle pattern

  • LLS

    Thanks for the update and the link to the weather report. I have family and friends in the path of Hurricane Ian. I joined the Mennonite Church 22 years ago. We have a sister congregation in the Acadia area. I also have several family members who live in the Ocala area. My church has a prayer chain going for all of those impacted by the storm!

  • Bonnie

    I am in Southwest Florida. Still have electricity. Intense rain and wind right now. Tangling today is very relaxing in a stressful situation.

  • Ria Matheussen

    Thank you Linda for publishing another lovely tangle in this awful moments while the hurrycane is coming over Miami. I follow the news and hope you all will be safe.
    Thank you Lisette for sharing this nice new tangle with us!

  • Julie T

    Just happened across this pattern to practice this morning! A very relaxing triangular fragment. Tri-bine for short 😉 Hoping all in the storm are doing alright.

  • Lee K

    Mercy, grace, and many blessings to the Floridians facing Ian. So far my family in FLA seem to be fine. Now we’ll see how the folks further up the coast fare??

    I really like this tangle a lot. The sample tile is really nice too, Lisette!

    Thank You!

  • Deanna J. Rankin

    I really like this tangle now that I finally figured it out! It turned out well in the end! Thanks for the challenge!

  • Deborah Davis

    I’m anxious to try this tangle. Thanks for sharing

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