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Do you use this for embroidery, quilting, embellishment ideas?
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Date: 7/31/12 12:48 PM

Having seen the books of Zentangle, and having seen books which take the idea and relate it to free motion quilting, I also wonder if some out there are using zentangle for embroidery designing and other garment embellishment ideas? I was not sure if I should put this is this forum or in Miscellaneous, so mods if you want to move it go to it, but I think the whole process is creative, and helps a lot of people to loosen the bonds that tied up their creativity! You can see the kit and the story here is you are not familiar with this: Zentangle website

And some books on AMAZON here - One Zentangle a Day

I haven't done a class, but a friend has, and she loves it. It does seem we could doodle ourselves, but probably wouldn't come up with this variety of designs! I do think it is appropriate to connect these designs to machine stitching in several genres though!

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Date: 7/31/12 3:23 PM

What is it? I've never heard of it, and it's sort of impossible to tell from their website (despite their lofty claim that "You can learn a lot from our website and lots of sites blogging about Zentangle." Yeah, not that patient! LOL I want a simple, straightforward "About" page.)

I did think the little slide show of designs on the home page was... pretty, but it just didn't tell me anything about what it's all supposed to be!

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Date: 7/31/12 4:10 PM

Oh.....here are some videos for those who haven't previously seen or heard of this from friends or reading or AMAZON - sorry - this is to one video, but there's quite a bit on You Tube:

A Zentangling video

Video from Zentagle people themselves

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Date: 7/31/12 5:02 PM


NOW THIS I had to laugh at.. I recently passed up on some fabric that looked a lot like this in the print.. it just killed me but was sooooo high priced.. Utterly breathtaking and very unique. So I am so glad there is a book out on this. I love learning anything new.. you never know when it may be the perfect something you are looking for at any given date.
Just looking at it.. I would say no way you could goof it up too badly either.. thats a real plus. I also think once you got the hang of it.. it would be a no brainer kinda drafting.. Just go with the flow sorta thing.
Looks like a lot of fun..can't wait to try my hand at it..
And I see all sorts of freemotion possibilities here. starting out with a more simpler one then progresses as you learn .

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Date: 7/31/12 7:04 PM

Yes, for FMQ yes, but also for some embellishments and embroidery possibly? Surely someone out there has taken the class and or bought a book....and yes, It might just be fun to do this for relaxation as they do market it that way as well - 'course you can doodle for free but a lot of people cannot think of patterns to doodle even.

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Date: 7/31/12 7:49 PM

Yes, quilters have taken to Zentangle like horses with carrots.

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Date: 7/31/12 8:01 PM

Wow---that certainly makes interesting and one-of-a-kind designs.

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Date: 7/31/12 9:04 PM

GL - yes, the use of the different patterns seems challenging...I love the kit because it has a little dice like thing you roll for a pattern to use at random! I didn't buy either a book or the kit of course, and it seems in some ways a gimmick, but a lovely one really....:)))

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Date: 7/31/12 9:04 PM

Boy - that's for sure, eh? HARD not to buy those books and the kits! ;)

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