Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Zentangle - A new find

Whenever I have a paper and pen in my hand I had the habit of doodling things in paper.  The corner of the newspapers, magazines, will have some signatures of mine and some line drawings.  Though I am not interested in freehand drawing, I like to draw patterns using lines on waste papers. 

One fine day I have come across the blog posts of Annet here.  It inspired me to learn more about that and I googled about it.  I learned that it is zentangle.  It is like a fun drawing which makes us to relax and creates beautiful patterns when drawn repetitively.  After that I searched for some patterns and started drawing on a diary.  Black color pen is used to draw zentangle patterns,  I have drawn some pages and this year I thought why not we transfer those patterns to fabric.  So I have decided to embroider one pattern per week on a white cotton fabric so that the fabric becomes a patterned one.  

Last week I have started my first pattern and here it is.  The first one is the pattern I have drawn on the diary. Second picture is the one I have drawn in a big square to trace on to the fabric.  Third one is the embroidered zentangle.




For the embroidery part I have used back stitch for lines and satin stitch for the filling.

I will come up with next pattern in zentangle in the next week.  Till then, Happy doodling.



3 comments:

  1. Nice embroidered pattern!! I have seen quilters making zentangle patches.

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  2. I, too, have been following Annet's zentangle adventure, and been amazed by the fantastic patterns that can be created. I have never seen anyone turn these drawings into embroidered work. What you are doing is fantastic!

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  3. This is great! I've done some tangled embroidery too, you can see it here:
    http://fat-quarter.blogspot.nl/search/label/ZIA
    Thanks for linking to my blog.

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