Birdie’s Tangle: Seton

Based on the windows at our church, Seton Parish, Birdie successfully deconstructed this tangle:

Seton from Pattern Play
Seton from Pattern Play

TIPS:

  • Draw the initial grid slightly larger than usual so you have lots of room for embellishment.
  • Don’t worry too much about ending up with perfect squares. This is a tangle, after all.
  • When drawing the arcs in step 3, keep them round.
  • Try to start and stop the arcs in the middle of each line.
Seton in black, white, & renaissance.
Seton in black, white, & renaissance.

You can also watch me draw it on Youtube (accompanied by the Seton Choir and Birdie on her flute.)

11 thoughts on “Birdie’s Tangle: Seton

  1. What a great endlessly variable tangle! I especially like the 3D effect on the curved variation in the middle tile. I too now see possible tangle patterns in lots of places and its fun how suddenly a possible step-out sometimes pops out!

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  2. We just arrived home from a 3 week trip to South Africa today (30 hours door to door—don’t ask 😉 Whenever we travel I make my husband a little crazy oohing and ahhing over patterns I see everywhere and often asking him to wait while I take a photo 🙂

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  3. Hello Cris,
    I have both your books and I have just recently ‘conquered’ the pattern “Paradox”. However I am finding it puzzling as to where to shade it for best effect. I looked up your books and one of them had Paradox in it together with variations, but nothing really on the shading aspects. I have tried a few things, but nothing I do is making it POP ! Is there a best way of going about shading ‘Paradox’ please?

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    1. I think that shading paradox, like shading most tangles, depends on how it is drawn and how it fits in the tile or ZIA that it is a part of. I don’t have a definitive answer for you, but here are some a link to some of Rick’s paradox. http://zentangle.blogspot.com/2010/03/paradox-q.html And if you want to see a bunch more, here is a link to Laura’s Diva Challenge 38 which challenged us to use Paradox. There are 86 links to follow there.

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    2. I think that shading paradox, like shading most tangles, depends on how it is drawn and how it fits in the tile or ZIA that it is a part of. I don’t have a definitive answer for you, but here are some a link to some of Rick’s paradox. http://zentangle.blogspot.com/2010/03/paradox-q.html And if you want to see a bunch more, here is a link to Laura’s Diva Challenge 38 which challenged us to use Paradox. There are 86 links to follow there.

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