XAV - A New Pattern  (Originally posted on March 20, 2014)

Xav is a grid based pattern and although most of its lines are straight, it yields a rounded look.

My inspiration came from a printed border on a piece of mail that we received.  It was a colorful and clean graphic design and it sparked an instant idea -

Tangle pattern Xav by Adele Bruno, CZT
The pattern begins with a curvy 'X' inside each square of the grid.
I've named it Xav for my sweet grandson, Xavier.  How could I not name it after the only boy I know with a name that begins with and 'X'?!
Besides that, I am one very proud grandmother.

Here is the first tile I completed with Xav -
Xav monotangle by Adele Bruno, CZT

 I kept the pattern straight and clean on this monotangle just to see what it would do.  On some sections of the tangle, I added only half of the detail lines and the shading is varied a bit.

The tangle however, can adapt very well to curvy lines or a grid that varies is size.
Just like everything else Zentangle® - it lends itself to endless possibilities!

Xav with Pauline's Pigtail and Iza by Adele Bruno, CZT

After a search through my resources,  I was not able to find a similar pattern but if I've overlooked something, please do write to let me know.


Xav X-tras!

Xav tangle variations by Adele Bruno, CZT

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