MIANDER



MIANDER is a pattern that keeps appearing in my tangles. It can grow in any direction depending on how you turn your tile. Shaded or unshaded, it’s a fun pattern to try. It resembles the official Zentangle® pattern TRIPOLI, but in a square kind of way, as you’ll see if you follow along.

First, begin with a square. Add a triangle on each side. Turn your tile 45 degrees in either direction and draw another square on the side of one of the triangles. Add a triangle to each of the remaining sides of the square. Turn your tile again, and repeat. If you keep turning in the same direction, circular or spiral patterns may form. I like to vary my direction and let the pattern “wander aimlessly or casually without urgent destination.” That’s how Merriam-Webster defines meander—the inspiration for naming this pattern, and so zen! My choice of spelling is a combination of the names of two special people, Mindy and Andy. 
Merry Christmas, you two! Merry Christmas to you!




Disclaimer: If this pattern has appeared elsewhere as a tangle pattern, please let me know so that I can give full credit. 

7 comments:

  1. I LOVE it, Mimi! It looks like a lot of fun! See you in a few weeks!

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  2. Thanks, Sadelle! I'm looking forward to seeing you in Putney and also seeing how you've used this tangle.

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  3. Wow, this is cooool. I particularly like how you've incorporated different shadings, and different sizes of squares and triangles too. I shall definitely be adding this one to my Tangle Arsenal. Thanks for a lovely design!!

    Shoshi

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  4. I like miander, looks like a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. This looks amazing. Lots of variations. Gets the imagination working. Love it.

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  6. Very versatile tangle. ..easy n everytime u can get variety with diff placement of triangle n square. .thumbz up

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