Friday, March 2, 2012

Plaited zendala - and new class scheduled

I wanted to show Plaited - my new tangle, in a piece so I started this zendala. Be aware that this is NOT on a 3 1/2" tile - I actually did this on an 8" square. The first picture shows the completed piece while the second one shows it in progress with only the Plaited pattern drawn.

I heard from a couple of you that Plaited is a little complicated to figure out. I've added a few additional written directions to the blog entry I hope that helps. Let me know if it's still confusing.

How did I come up with this design? A friend of mine has a number of quilting stencils that she is letting me borrow. (Thanks Nan!) They are helpful for beginning quilters to create a pattern to quilt on. They come in an assortment of sizes and designs. These stencils also work beautifully in the design of a zendala. This one is a little bigger so I used a sheet of paper that is 8" square. The blank areas in the 2nd picture show the actual design from the quilt stencil. I'll be trying out a number of the stencils during the next few weeks and I'll use them in my Zendala class too!

I also want to announce that a new class - Tangling techniques - zendalas - has been scheduled for April 22 at Banbury in Bartlett, IL - See the tab marked classes for more info.


  1. Sue, these are lovely. I think it is interesting how many quilters are interested in Zentangle. We get similar results, visually, only quicker. Thanks for the expanded instructions on your new pattern. I love it but haven't been successful with it...yet.

  2. Sue, This is spectacular! I wanted to work on your tangle yesterday and couldn't get to it. I have to try it, I love it.

  3. Fabulous! Love that Plaited Zentangle. I will have to try it.
    Fox : )

  4. Hallo Sue, looks great! I had tried it some times, but I was not satisfied with the sesult. May be the rows of curved triangles have been too close together. In this tile the woven character of Plaited is very nice outcoming!


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