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PATTERNS


- RUFFEL -
Read about it and see samples here


- HEARTSWELL -
Read about it and see samples here


- HEART OFFSET -
Read about this pattern and see some samples here



- WHIRL -
Read about this pattern and see some samples here

Whirl Tangle Pattern

- WEAVE -
Read about this pattern and see samples here

Weave Tangle Pattern

- Y-FLIP -
Examples of this and alternative method here

Y-Flip Tangle Pattern

- LEAFLET -
Examples of this pattern here and here . Video here.

Leaflet Tangle Pattern

Leaflet Tangle Pattern

- HEARTLINE -
See it used here

Heartline Tangle Pattern

 Heartline Tangle Pattern

- ZAG-V -
Read about it here

Zag V Tangle Pattern

- STEPS -
Read about it here

Steps Tangle Pattern

Steps Tangle Pattern

- STEPS S -
Read about it here

Steps Tangle Pattern

- CURLY BRACKET FEATHER -
Read about it here

Curly Bracket Feather Pattern

Curley Bracket Feather Pattern

- SAILS -
Read about it here

Sails Tangle Pattern

Sails Tangle Pattern

- THE STRING THING -
I draw string a lot so it's all over the blog. See also here and here. 

The String Thing Pattern

- FREEHAND WELL PROGRESSION -
See samples here. Video here.
("Well" is an official Zentangle pattern - this is just my spin on it)

Freehand Well Tangle Pattern Progression

- SCROLLED FEATHER -
Examples of this feather here, and here . Video demo here.

Scrolled Feather Tangle Pattern

- SCROLLED FEATHER VARIATIONS -


Scrolled Feather Tangle Pattern

Scrolled Feather Tangle Pattern

- MORNING GLORIES -
 See an example of Morning Glories here

Morning Glories Tangle Pattern

 - MORNING GLORIES (2) -
Read about it here.


- PLOWER -
Read about it here.


- BLOOM -
See samples of bloom here

Bloom Tangle Pattern

Bloom Tangle Pattern

- BRAX -


Brax Tangle Pattern

Brax Tangle Pattern

- OLB -
Read about it here, see it in action here

Olb Tangle Pattern

Olb Tangle Pattern


- HEARTSTRINGS -
Read about it here, see it in action here and here

Heartstrings Tangle Pattern

Heartstrings Tangle Pattern

Heartstrings Tangle Pattern

- DRACK -
Read about it here

Drack Tangle Pattern

- BATCH -
Read about it here

Batch Tangle Pattern

- WALP -
Read about it here

Walp Tangle Pattern

- PEBBLE FLOWERS -
See it in action here

Pebble Flowers Tangle Pattern

- 2/8's -
See it in action here

2/8's Tangle Pattern

- HEART S -
Read about it and see samples here

Heart S Tangle Pattern


- HEART S (NO KICK) -
Read about it and see samples here

Heart S Tangle Pattern

- HEART WAVE -


Heart Wave Tangle Pattern

- HEART DIVIDED -
Read about it and see samples here

Heart Divided Tangle Pattern

- HEART BOX -
Read about it here

Heart Box Tangle Pattern

- HEARTFULLY -
Read about it here

Heartfully Tangle Pattern

- HEARTFULLY 2 -
Read about it here

Heartfully Tangle Pattern

- LINK FEATHER -
See some variations here

Link Feather

- SCROLLED HEART -
Read about it here

Scrolled Heart Tangle Pattern

- TUMBLEWEED -
find steps to this technique here

Tumbleweed Tangle Pattern

Tumbleweed Tangle Pattern

- STACKEM -
Read about it and see some samples here

Stackem Tangle Pattern

- PHICOPS INSPIRED VARIATIONS -



- RIPPLES -
Read about it here

RipplesTangle Pattern

- STACKED RIBBON PETALS -
See examples of this in use here

Stacked Ribbon Petals Pattern

- FEATHER -
You can find this pattern in a drawing here

Feather

- HOW TO SHADE A SCREW SHAPE -


how to shade to create a screw shape

- PETAL RIBBON -
 Find this one here and here (3rd one down)

Petal Ribbon Tangle Pattern

- KISSES -
See this one in action here

Kisses Tangle Pattern

Kisses Tangle Pattern

Kisses Tangle Pattern

- GUMLEAVES -
See it in action here

Gumleaves Tangle Pattern

- TWIRL -
Read about it and see it in action here, video demo here

Twirl Tangle Pattern

Twirl Tangle Pattern

Twirl Tangle Pattern

- GRAINED -
An example in my drawing sunset

Grained Tangle Pattern

- LEAF -
An example in my drawing leaves and mooka


- BRACKETED -
Read about it here

Bracketed Tangle Pattern

Bracketed Tangle Pattern

Bracketed Tangle Pattern

- FLEESE -
Read about it here

Fleese Tangle Pattern

- AURAKNOT-BUNZO FLOWER -
Read about it here

Auraknot-Bunzo Flower Tangle Pattern



- CHICKEN WIRE -
 An example in my drawing here.

Chicken Wire Tangle Pattern

- SHADING TO CREATE A BALL SHAPE -
Read about it here

shading to create a ball shape

- OVAL PARADOX-Y THING -
Read about it here

oval paradox-y thing


Comments

  1. Thank you! I am having some difficulty sorting out the scroll feather but will persist. My favourite being the feather. So delicate looking ;)

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    1. Thanks, Tracy :) Hope you had success with it!

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  2. Thank you! Scroll feather's not easy but I persist!
    Like Chicken Wire too! :-)

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  3. Thank you so much for these...I lack imagination :-)

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  4. These are lovely! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  5. You have such a flare for long flowing lines. Such beauty! Your scrolled feather is one of my new favorites.

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  6. Very inspiring. Great flowing patterns

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  7. This is such a helpful resource & with the help of watching your Scrolled Feather tutorial over & over I finally got it!!
    Paula (PEP)

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    1. Thanks, Paula! I'm so glad it helped you out. You did a beautiful job with it on your Zendala :)

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  8. Helen - your design style is wonderful and your deconstruction steps so helpful. You are unique and original in the 'zentangle' design world.
    Cheers - ruth

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  9. Your work is awesome, many thanks for sharing it ...I love the delicate way that you use in your artwork...Oh that I could do the same....still wishing LOL
    Joy in Hasting Victoria very near to you

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  10. Thank you so much for sharing your incredible work!

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  11. I love all your work and your writings. You have a great outlook on everything.

    I recentally saw your pattern, blooms. I think it was you who was drawing at a garage sale. I would love to see it again if you don't mind sharing. I was awed.

    Thanks again for all your wonderful drawings. YOU ARE SO...GOOD

    Nancy R. Alllen

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    1. Hi Nancy, thank you so much! I haven't been to a garage sale in years, so probably not me there :) You can find a video of me drawing bloom under the VIDEO tab, and samples of it in use on my post here: http://www.alittlelime.blogspot.com.au/2012/11/bloom-pattern.html

      Hope that helps out :) hx

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  12. Hi Helen, I am new to this art and I am loving it! Your aura knots are so beautiful. Do you have any guidelines on how to start the fancy ones, I have been sticking to simple! Thanks again for such beautiful work...Barb

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    1. Hi Barb. Thank you! I don't have any guidelines, but have been meaning to put something together for some time so hopefully I will manage to get to it soon :)

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  13. You certainly are a prolific pattern creator. I love the organic qualities in many of your tangles. Thank you for sharing!
    Denise K. CZT #8

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  14. I want to thank you very much - your work is awesome!

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  15. thank you , beautiful work, I will incorporate some in my work , thank you for inspirations,

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  16. Thanks foe sharing step b stem guide. Its really helpful to understand flow of tangle art.

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  17. This is awesome!! I've been looking for inspiration for a teacup I'm painting and this is perfect!

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  18. What can I say but WOW!I am so glad that I found you. Your tangles are so inspiring. It has been awhile since I have put pen to paper. I just needed a little kick start and you have done that for me. Thank you for sharing your beautiful works. Marlene in AZ

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    1. Thanks, Marlene :)I had a long lapse in drawing and discovering tangles on the web was the kick-start for me to get drawing again, too :)

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  19. Oh My Goodness! I can't believe I hadn't seen this page until today! Thank you so very much for sharing these! Your art is wonderfully inspiring! Have been following you for several months now and am loving it all! Blessings & Hugz

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  20. Very inspiring patterns. It can be used in so many ways! I see that you put in these drawings a lot of effort. Well done :)
    PASTEL FEATHER STUDIO

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  21. WoW! I am so jazzed! I just discovered your page today!! I am a beginning tangler and you just gave me (through your creativity) a push to keep plugging forward! I get disappointed when my pieces do not turn out as I think they should but after seeing your work.....I am back to really working hard to perfect my talent. :) Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Hi Lynette! Thankyou! I'm glad you've found some inspiration to keep at it - I think it really is all about practice - I couldn't even draw a decent stick figure when I first started drawing and was so terrible at art at school :) Good luck with it!

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  22. Love your art - for the spheres, you say the shading is done with markers - what sort of markers do you use?

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    1. Thank you :) I use Letraset tria markers and promarkers for shading/colouring.

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  23. You continue to inspire me with your amazing work. Thank you so much for the step by step postings and your videos. I know they must take an incredible amount of work but just know they bring enjoyment and inspiration to many people! :)

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    1. Thanks, Pam. I'm glad you find them useful :) I think I have some updating to do on here and in my gallery - I've been a bit slack of late!

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  24. I find I have tried a few of your patterns fron Tangle patterns. I love your curvy, dare I say sexy style.

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    1. Oh, yes, Lisa - you can say "sexy" style. LOL. Just like my accent! Thank you! hx

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  25. Your patterns are so great! At least 3 or 4 of them made me think: Now why didn't I think of that! Fabulous!

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    1. Thank you, Anya :) Glad you are enjoying them :) hx

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  26. Hi Helen,
    Thank you so much for your whole beauty. I have just discovered your awesomeness!

    I look forward to trying my hand at some of your lovely designs.

    Marsha

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  27. Excellent tutorials, Helen - Heartfully is absolutely lovely and such a delight to tangle!

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  28. What wonderful ideas! Thanks for the how to! This would be something fun for kids to work on while on a long road or airplane trip.

    I'm going to post a link to this on my website www.theeducationaltourist.com where I write about packing light and traveling with the kids. There are lots of FREE tips and also $3 downloads for kids that visit (in reality or virtually) countries like Spain and France or visit world class museums like the Prado or the Louvre.

    Thanks for sharing your great ideas!
    Natalie, The Educational Tourist

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  29. I love your work!.......I feel like I'm taking a class with you each time and I am planning on doing the real deal in June by downloading both your ebooks. Do we still receive the 2014 Pattern Folio if we order our ebooks now? I hope so.

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    1. Hi Judith.
      Thank you! And, yes, you are able to get the 2014 Pattern Folio when you purchase both of my e-books - just leave me a comment in the paypal transaction and I will send it right out when I receive the email :) Helen

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  30. I love your work! Thank you for being on facebook.

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  31. Thank you sooo much for this step-by-step pattern!!!! All your works are so wonderful!
    Apollonia

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  32. I love your work. It is so inspiring!!

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  33. Thank you so much for showing the steps. I am new to this. I had to stop working due to a disabling illness. I have always wanted to be involved in art, but I can't see what an artist can see, but this I can do. After I get a little better at a few of these, I am going to show some of the other patients how to do this. Focusing on something other than your illness, pain, and how sick the medications make you takes you to a different place mentally and spiritually. Just know that you have helped me and with your permission I would like to share your site and videos with other in the hospitals. Blessings to you and yours.

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  34. What a beautiful way of showing step by step all the design details. Thank you so much for being so generous. Wonderful to learn through your shares. Wish you all the best Helen. Elma.

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  35. Very beautiful! Thank you very much for the nice patterns!

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  36. Thank you for sharing these beautiful patterns.

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