Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Ensemble tiles, 9 times the fun...

I've been meaning to post a sample of what you can do with the pre-strung ensemble tiles that you can get from your local CZT or from the website. Below is a completed set that I tangled a while ago for an "ensemble exchange." In this exchange (which is a common thing to do with other tanglers), I kept my center tile and traded the other eight of these tiles for those tangled by other friends. We each ended up with an reassembled ensemble jointly created by the nine of us. My finished group ensemble is out getting framed at the moment. I'll post a photo at some point in the future.
So, here's how it works. When the tiles are laid out together in the 3 x 3 arrangement shown here, the strings in which to tangle are pre-drawn across the breaks in the tiles, leaving just the one border around the edge of the set of 9 tiles.
These ensembles are created from the same luxurious Fabriano Tiepolo artist's paper used for the blank Zentangle tiles, just utilized in a fun new way. On the back is space to sign your name, date, and add any notes or messages you want to, if you are participating in an exchange.
Interested in creating your own? Contact me. I'd be happy to help you.


  1. Very cool! I love the concept of having an art piece created by you and 8 of your fellow ZT's. Can't wait to see it framed!

  2. Thanks, Jean. I've got a black frame with an insert of black mat board all cut out and ready to assemble. Even in the "pre-permanent assembly" stage, it looks pretty awesome. And it is VERY special to have each of the tiles represent a wonderful friend (whether it's a CZT or another appreciative tangle enthusiast). I think of them and smile every time I look at it.