This Zentangle Craftside Giveaway is special. It includes a copy of the soon to be released and available for pre-order:
It also includes:
- One Zentangle A Day
- A 6-Week Course in Creative Drawing for Relaxation, Inspiration, and Fun by Beckah Krahula
- Tangle Art: A Meditative Drawing Kit by Beckah Krahula
- Tangled Art Journals: Set of two 64-page blank notebooks by Penny Raile
- Pocket Tangles: Over 90 Tiles to Tangle on the Go from Frances Lincoln
- The Quilter's Color Scheme Bible: More than 700 stunning color combinations by Celia Eddy
- A Dritz tape measure
- A DMC magnetic needle case
Enter this giveaway here and then scroll down for a free stitch pattern from the book!
Wondering about what's inside of this amazing new book?
I have an inside peek that features the tutorial on how to draw the "Quilted Zentangle" pattern. Won't it be fun to stitch a zentangle that's name is "quilted?" I love the way it looks- simply drawn. Here's what Jane Monk has to say about her patterns in the book:
I have chosen a mixture of patterns to show you how to draw them. The pattern directions are commonly known as step outs. They show you how to create each individual step to make the whole pattern. Some of these patterns are official Zentangle® patterns. The patterns that are marked with an asterisk are those I have created and named myself. Once you get started you will discover ways to change patterns to suit your style of drawing and add your touch, or even create your own unique patterns.
Although most tangle patterns can be stitched, many would require multiple stops and starts. I have included a mixture of patterns, both simple and more complex. Some of the patterns have a more fluid design that will need only minimal stopping, starting, and backtracking while being stitched. When stitching, some elements of the individual patterns can be eliminated, such as the dots in the pattern Msst or the colored sections in the patterns Crescent Moon and Chartz. You can add these elements in with a black fine-point pen, if you wish.
I recommend drawing any pattern on paper a few times before you start stitching. This makes it easier to stitch smoothly with the machine, and your brain will remember the sequence much more readily if you have practiced first. Let’s look at those tangle patterns.
More about the new CPi book:
by Jane Monk
Zentangle = filling odd shaped spaces with repetitive patterns using pen and paper, developed by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. Zentangle quilting = filling odd shaped spaces with repetitive patterns using machine stitches and thread.
Free-motion quilting in repetitive patterns is not new to quilters. They have long used stitch patterns like "vermicelli" and "echo" stitching to quilt their projects.
Tangle Stitches for Quilters and Fabric Artists takes the concepts, theory and method of Zentangle and transfer them into quilting patterns and projects. You will learn how to create tangle patterns on paper and then how to create the same patterns in thread, the key difference being that Zentangle patterns on paper are 'one stroke at a time' while quilting patterns are most efficiently achieved in one continuous line. Zentangle-inspired quilting projects include materials, how to mark and prepare fabric, tricks and tools.
The projects can be achieved on either a domestic (conventional sit-down) sewing machine or longarm quilting machine.
Jane Monk lives in Tasmania, Australia. She is a self-taught artist who has been drawing since she was a young girl, inspired by the beauty in all things in the natural and man-made worlds. Patterns and repetition; the sometimes quirky and different; are what inspire her work. Jane began quilting in 2003 and loved it so much she purchased a longarm quilting machine in 2007. Jane is an award winning machine quilter and quilts professionally for others in her business "Jane Monk Studio".
Jane has designed quilt patterns for publication in quilting magazines, including a short DVD showcasing the basics of Zentangle and quilting. She has taught numerous classes in Zentangle, quilting, free motion stitching and doll making.In 2010 Jane became a Certified Zentangle Teacher and combines her love of Zentangle and Quilting by bringing these two complimentary mediums together. Zentangle Stitches for Quilters and Fabric Artists is Jane's first book. Web site; www.janemonkstudio.comblog: http://janemonkstudio.blogspot.com/