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New Tangle: Z’ele

An afternoon at the public library was filled with happy meanderings through art books which in turn provided inspiration for tangles. Here’s one recent result, Z’ele, pronounced like the English word “zeal” as in your Zeal for Zentangle!

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-Turn your tile for ease of drawing

-The diagonal line is always the base (helps orienting in a larger grid)

-The two smaller loops touch at about the half-way points on the sides and the large loop touches the outside corner

-Have the bases touch the diagonal line and the tops touch the outer edge

-Consider filling with a larger tipped pen


  1. Sharon, you can find a LOT of great tangle videos on youtube. Might help you until you can take a class. I especially like Ellen Wolters (who takes requests) and Jane Dickinson and Artsy Fartsy.

  2. Thank you for this. I can’t wait to try it.

  3. I have been doing zentangle on my own, off and on, since 2014. I use it to quiet my brain for an hour before bedtime. I hopetotake a class some time soon as there are some patterns and strokes I have trouble with.
    I love your top tile (of the three above), especially the way you have shaded using dots on top of the graphite! I will try z’ele tonight.
    I don’t have a website or twitter.

  4. Wow! Just what I needed to jump start a new SIS project. Thank you.

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