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Zentangle Workshop – Kim Mather

A Zentangle is a miniature abstract work of art created by a collection of patterns. It is typically done on a 3 ½” x 3 ½” paper “tile” using a pencil and a black pen. The small size allows for a creative and meditative activity that can be completed in a relatively short time.

In March of 2022 our Guild offered two online lessons in Zentangle and applying the approach to stitch, presented by Kim Mather of Kimat Designs.  Thirteen Guild members participated and learned the basic 8 step approach to Zentangle, and were introduced to some simple patterns, following a preset design.  The approach includes drawing, filling in various areas with different patterns and shading.  Kim prepared a kit for each participant that included sample papers (tiles), a pen, needles, fabric and a wonderful variety of threads for stitching. 

In the second session we began to transfer a design onto fabric and Kim led us through her suggestions for stitching one design.

The sessions were fairly intensive though enjoyable; we drew and stitched for the full 3 hours each time.  The stitching projects were to be completed at our own discretion. 

Completed projects can be found below.

Marilyn B's Completed Zentangle Project - Lined Project Bag
Deb's Completed Zentangle Project - Bag for Daughter-In-Law
Deb's Completed Zentangle Project - Green Interior of Bag (Daughter-In-Law's Favourite Colour)

Seanagh’s Completed Zentangle Project – Wall hanging made from a repurposed cushion embellished with Boro stitching using black corded thread and broken cowrie shells.  The back is made with an old piece of linen and using black ink for the Zentangle technique.



Suzanne – Zentangle Purse

I made a small lined purse with card slots on the inside.  I used only a portion of my zentangle square to embellish it. 

I must admit that I was a bit apprehensive about cutting my zentangle.  However, now I have a  left-over piece with which to embellish something else.