you will need:
a sharpie, pen or pencil
a square of white paper
Start your tangle by placing a dot in each corner of your square. Connect the dots to create a frame for your tangle.
Create a thread or string by drawing a continuous line that swirls and curves to create different spaces.
In each of the spaces, draw a closely spaced repeating pattern. Remember that the visual effect of your pattern will be stronger to the eye if you take care to connect your lines and shapes, and spend time on spacing and repeating patterns.
Once you get really comfortable with a few different patterns, you could try any shape with a thread swirling through it for spaces. Challenge yourself to create unique patterns based on the shape you've drawn. For example, if you drew an apple, how would you use lines and shapes to create patterns that represent seeds, apple bites, tree leaves, worms? If you drew a seashell, what types of lines and shapes would create patterns to represent things like the ocean, water, sand, fish?
**If you get stuck thinking of new ideas for patterns, you can find unique and creative patterns just by looking around you. What is the pattern in your rugs or floors? Walls? Artwork? Pillows? Food? Look closely to recognize pattern everywhere!