Entwine-tangle pattern

My tangle pattern Entwine
Ahh, the sorrows of growing old. Someone posted a zentangle, where they had used a preprinted interlace design. Marguerite Meara commented that I probably had steps to the pattern. I didn't, but now I do.

I wrote the who, what, when and where down, but promptly mislaid the paper (honestly, I don't know why I write anything down. I always lose it), and I can't remember any of the info I wrote down. So there's the sad, sad story. If anyone knows the ZT I'm talking about, I'd love to link to it.

This is an advanced pattern. I could have done it in six steps, but I wanted to emphasize the alternation of the peaks. You draw a peak that narrows at the top, then a peak that narrows at the bottom, leaving a space between the two. That space is interlace, and sets the width of the lace. You repeat this alternation for the length you want for the braid.

Like most interlace, it takes a little patience and a little practice. I had a hard time figuring out how to do it, until I laid the pattern on its side. If you are having trouble, try doing it up and down instead from left to right. I think it looks kind of cool at step 5, so if you're having a lot of trouble, just bag steps 6-9 and leave it at that. This is supposed to be fun!﻿

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1. Wow, your work always impresses me so much. This is beautiful and hard, but easier thanks to your kind help.

2. Great job explaining this.

3. Thank you both!

4. yes...!!! I was right!

5. Can't wait to try this, it's a perfect frame - & not only for zentangles! You're a gem, thank you!

6. wow, this one is very nica. Thanks for sharing!

7. Beautiful. It seems so difficult but the steps make it perfectly clear.

8. Ok - I've tried this on my practice sheet a couple of times and I can say - YOU MAKE IT LOOK EASY!! There are alot of steps involved so I'll keep practicing. Thanks for the detailed instructions. I would be totally lost without them!

9. I love your sense of humor and your generous heart...:) This is way cool!

10. Thank you all!

Sandi, the interlace patterns are almost always advanced and take some practice to get the flow going. They really can't be considered tangles because of that. But they're so gosh darn pretty that I can't resist them.

11. This will be a fun challenge - and you've given the steps beautifully . . . and I can so very much relate to the mislaid paper~ Thanks for the smile!!! :-)

12. Thank you!

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