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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Tangle Pattern: Zuan Shi

This pattern is inspired by a piece of Chinese furniture that I saw at the Freer Gallery in Washington, DC.  I failed to note the makers name, or I would have named the pattern for him/her.  I instead, chose the Chinese word for diamond.  I hope you like it.




The inspiration piece.


12 comments:

  1. Very cool tangle, I love the cabinet that inspired it. Take a close look at the picture you took. There is another tangle to be made. the spaces make a great tangle. Start by drawing two long rectangles side by side with a space between. Then leave a space and draw a rectangle across the top and bottom of the two ones you already drew. Continue out alternating vertical and horizontal, always leaving a space between rectangles. Try it, you will like it!

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    1. So did you draw this, make the pattern for it, name it? It's a great tangle -- I love it!

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  2. I'll give it a try. I'll look forward to seeing yours and the pattern when you write/draw it up. :)

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  3. I love this pattern. The diamonds seem to pop forward.... very dimensional. Love it. Nice tutorial. Would love to see this tangle in your art work.

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  4. Very nice. I like how there are a couple of variations possible with the shading.
    --Margaret

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  5. Thanks everyone for visiting and taking a look. I'm so glad you like the pattern. I don't do the cabinet justice but it was fun trying.

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  6. Thanks so much! This pattern could be used for so many different things including incorporating it in mixed media and calligraphy. This is one I will definitely try! Greetings from South Africa.

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  7. This may be my new favorite tangle! What fun!

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  8. This is a really cool tangle. I love the different shading possibilities!

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  9. JJ. I found another of your great tangles..... Zane Shi. I love this. Nancy

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  10. This is not only a great tangle but I see it as a new technique as well. Could vary the diamond for a circle or a heart or any other shape. Very soothing. Thank you for sharing this.

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