Pattern Database – Call for HELP

You may have seen this message in our Facebook Group.

Group Effort !!! Call for everyone that can hold a pen and tangle.

WE MUST HAVE A FULL DATABASE OF PATTERNS !

It is impossible to see which pattern exists and which doesn’t. It is also not possible right now to identify a pattern by looking at artwork.

Are you ready to join me in the challenging task to create a database like that?

If yes, reply below indicating if you can do 1,2 or 3 tiles that contain ONLY that one pattern in it’s most basic form. Also indicate if you are a Beginner, Intermediate, or Experienced Tangler.
A simple “Yes, 3 – Beginner” will do.
This will go on for 30-45 days, depending on the amount of people participating. The more – the quicker we have this database in place.

How does it work?

I assign you a number and give you a list of patterns that require a 3″x3″ tile. There will be a template that fits 3 tiles + info required for the database on an Letter sized (or A4) page. You can attach a normal tile on top of the print if you prefer tangling on decent paper!!!
You need a scanner capable of scanning at 300dpi photo quality!
If you do NOT have a scanner, you need to mail (as in letter with postage stamp attached) your pages to someone that is willing to help. For Europe, I will be that person – for US, Canada, Australia, and all other large areas I am still looking for volunteers.

Once you completed all the tiles from your list, you need the email those scans in unmodified form directly to me. On the 17th of July I need all scans in my inbox – even if you have NOT finished your list, email all the ones you have completed.

Let’s get this project on the road!!!!

To sign up, click here and post your response.

Here are all the details you require after you signed up to help.

Download the template – it contains 4 square boxes – each one the size of a traditional tile. You can either draw on this sheet or glue your tiles in the space provided.

Complete the header – Pattern Name, Author and the year the pattern was first published.

Please sign your artwork! By submitting it, you agree that I can post it as a sample on pattern-collections to show off the various patterns.

Here is an example:

Pattern Database Template Sample

Each tile should show the basic pattern clearly. It should only contain the one pattern – nothing else! Keep it simple! Black and white only! Shading is welcome – patterns like All Boxed Up, looks like nothing unshaded. Do NOT draw over the outline. The squares will be cropped at the black outline.

You will receive a Friend Request from me and a message that contains a list of patterns and links to the step-outs. Depending on how many you have chosen to do, the list may be bigger or smaller. Don’t be afraid – even 3 simple tiles a day is easy to do. And I will not send you 100 patterns in one go 🙂 If you cannot manage to complete the assigned list before July, 17th, let me know.

Once you completed all patterns, scan the pages at 300 dpi in photo quality (please don’t select black and white – scanners on automatic settings will scan only at 96dpi because they think it’s a fax). Do not crop or modify the scan in any way. Save it as .jpg, .pdf, or .png and attach it to an email. My email address is ina.somo @ gmail.com <— remove the spaces before and after the @-sign!

If you DON’T have a scanner let me know and I will forward a name of  a tangler in your country. You are then required to mail the pages to that person to have them scanned.

Should you struggle with a particular pattern that was assigned to you, send a message in our Facebook group. Someone else might be able to pick it up.

 

What happens with your artwork?

Each tile will be part of a database. In this database patterns are sorted by

  • Framework – eg grid, freeform, flower etc.
  • Skill Level – Beginner to Experienced
  • Alphabetical

Within this database you will also be able to locate patterns according to the shapes that were used in the step-out. For example you have artwork, grid based, main feature is a heart shape – you select Grid, Heart Shape and all patterns that fit this criteria will be displayed (the tiles that this wonderful group of people is creating right now). It will be SO EASY to find a pattern!

If the author of the pattern allows me to post step-outs on pattern-collections, you will be able to see the step-out right here. I will not include links to other sites for one simple reason: The maintenance to check for valid links is too much! I have no control what is displayed on the other end of a link – laws, rules, and regulations change all the time. So, step-outs are either on pattern-collections or users have to do a search on Google to find the step-out. Hopefully one day this will be a central site for ALL patterns.

Please note: pattern-collections allows pinning! Your tile might end up on some pinterest board. SIGN your work to claim the copyright! I am only providing a platform – I am not responsible should anyone use the artwork from this site in any illegal way.

And here is the template (also available for download from the Facebook group). Click the image, then right click to download or print.

Pattern Database Template

THANK YOU SO MUCH for participating. It would not be possible without this world-wide collaboration of tanglers!

ZenHugs

Ina

41 thoughts on “Pattern Database – Call for HELP

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  • June 13, 2016 at 10:26 pm
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    Yes! I am experienced tangler. I would be willing to do 15 if needed. I guess at 4 on the page – 16 makes more sense, lol! I might could even do others if needed.

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    • June 13, 2016 at 10:56 pm
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      Wonderful! Thanks for helping! I will be sending you a list of patterns by email.

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  • June 13, 2016 at 11:39 pm
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    I am a beginner with 2 years experience. I would like to try 4 tangles and see if I can get them done for you. This is a wonderful idea, thank you for organizing it! USA

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    • June 14, 2016 at 12:27 pm
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      Thank you Kris. You should have a list of patterns in your inbox 🙂

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  • June 14, 2016 at 2:35 pm
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    Hi all, cindy b CZT14 here. I’d be happy to pitch in and help with this project. I’d say I’m intermediate to advanced and I’ll pledge to doing 4 patterns. Let me know if you need anything else from me. Looking forward to the data base. Great idea!

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    • June 14, 2016 at 8:14 pm
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      Hi Cindy.

      Thanks for offering to help! I have forwarded a list of 4 patterns to your email address

      ZenHugs
      Ina

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  • June 15, 2016 at 4:15 am
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    Ina, please friend me again. Just yesterday I was sent a friend request that was a hack, so when I saw yours I did not accept it. Sorry.

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  • June 15, 2016 at 11:04 am
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    Hi Ina
    I’d be happy to do eight patterns to start, and more if you are happy with the work and if required. I have been tangling for six years, so I would guess I am intermediate. I don’t have a scanner, so I will need your help with the name/address of someone in Canada to mail to. Toronto is the closest large Canadian city to where I live.
    Best
    Ruby

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    • June 15, 2016 at 4:31 pm
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      Hi Ruby.
      You have been tagged in a post that contains your list in the Facebook group.
      Thanks so much for offering to help. Every tile counts!!!

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  • June 15, 2016 at 11:43 pm
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    Hallo Ina,
    Great project, love to help you! I guess I’m an intermediate tangler, too. Please send me 8 names to start with!

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  • June 16, 2016 at 1:18 pm
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    Hi Ina. I would like to do some tangles for the database. I would be happy to start with 8 if you still need tanglers.

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    • June 16, 2016 at 6:10 pm
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      Hi Mary.

      Thanks for offering to help! I have sent 8 patterns to your mailbox.

      ZenHugs!

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  • June 16, 2016 at 4:48 pm
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    Aloha Ina,
    I can do 4 patterns for starters. I’m a beginner. This is a massive undertaking for you, so thank you for taking it on.
    June

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    • June 16, 2016 at 6:11 pm
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      Aloha June!
      I have send you 4 patterns by email.

      Thanks so much for offering to help!
      ZenHugs, Ina

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      • June 18, 2016 at 9:30 pm
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        Hello Ina and fellow participants, question about printing the template. I just opened the template in a photo application on my of, as it is a .jpg, then printed it by selecting, Fit to page, portrait. But the boxes to draw in came out too small, about 2.5″ square, instead of 3″, as requested. Anybody know what I am doing wrong, and howvinshoukd correct the error of my ways 🙂 ?

        Thanks
        Ruby

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        • June 18, 2016 at 9:55 pm
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          Ruby, I tagged you in a post on Facebook. You find the file as .pdf for anyone that has a problem printing the .jpg

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          • June 18, 2016 at 9:59 pm
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            Thanks Ina. I’ll go find it.
            Best
            Ruby

  • June 16, 2016 at 5:57 pm
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    Yes,…I would like to try 4 tangles (1 page) for beginners….thank you

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  • June 17, 2016 at 5:58 pm
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    I think I’m supposed to reply here….
    I would be happy to help. I’ll start with 8 and work from there…

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    • June 17, 2016 at 7:53 pm
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      I have mailed you a list. Thanks so much for offering to help!

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  • June 18, 2016 at 3:46 pm
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    I would love to be part of this.

    I’d say I fall into category 1-2.

    I’m not trying to artist but I am pretty experienced.

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  • June 18, 2016 at 5:30 pm
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    Aloha Ina,
    I’m ready for 4 more Beginner patterns to help with the database.
    Thanks.

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  • June 18, 2016 at 9:31 pm
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    Shoot. Sorry for the typos in my post. I touched send without meaning to. I apologize to the group.
    Ruby 🙁

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  • June 19, 2016 at 2:15 am
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    I would be happy to do 16 tiles (4 pages). I am not on Facebook, so please email the information needed. I am an advanced tangler. Thank you for doing this for the group.

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    • June 20, 2016 at 5:48 pm
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      The list is in your inbox. Thanks so much for offering to help!

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  • June 25, 2016 at 4:23 am
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    If you still need people, I’m willing to help. I do not have a scanner, but a friend will let me use theirs. I’ve been tangling for 5+ yrs and am an advanced tangles. I can do 16 tiles (4 sheets).

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    • June 28, 2016 at 11:09 am
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      Thanks so much Lynnita. I have send 16 patterns to your email!

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    • June 28, 2016 at 11:09 am
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      What a collaboration! I have emailed you 4 patterns. Thanks so much for helping!

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  • June 27, 2016 at 4:38 pm
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    Happy to help! I am an intermediate to advanced. Hit me with 8 and then I will come back for more. So thrilled to help with this project!

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    • June 28, 2016 at 11:12 am
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      Hi Danielle.

      We hit the letter T already – isn’t that wonderful 🙂 I have sent you the list of patterns to your email address.

      ZenHugs
      Ina

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  • June 27, 2016 at 6:05 pm
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    Hi Ina,
    I like what you’re doing but I don’t have a scanner, so unfortunately, I can’t help.
    I’m just curious: I wonder if you are aware of Linda Farmer’s tanglepatterns.com website? Wouldn’t it be easier to help her fill in the blanks because she has a ton of patterns listed on her website? I like your Framework idea a lot! That is very helpful! Jill Barber, CZT 12

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    • June 28, 2016 at 11:25 am
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      Hi Jill.

      Yes, I am well aware of tanglepatterns – and it is a great site. Unfortunately it lists only patterns that are suitable for meditative drawing. There are so many patterns out there that aren’t listed on that site. I am also not sure exactly how it is determined what is a zen-pattern and what isn’t. On pattern-collections each pattern will be marked as ‘zen’ or ‘not-zen’.
      Currently I receive about 5-10 new pattern submissions a day. It is a full-time job keeping it all up to date. But this will change with the new database. People will be able to create an account and once approved, they can modify their own details (like biography, link to blog, twitter or whatever). They will be able to upload their patterns directly onto the site. In the beginning all submissions need to be approved, but that only takes a minute. Once I know that the person can submit without further input from me, their patterns will appear immediately on the site.
      The page for each author will list all patterns created by that person. If that author has published books, they can include links to their books.
      Pattern-collections will be THE central hub for ALL patterns and pattern related topics. The sorting is not just by framework – there is a lot more that is part of the new database. I can’t wait to have it all in place! 🙂 You’ll see! It will be AWESOME!

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  • July 3, 2016 at 3:36 pm
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    If you still need people, I have time to help. I have a scanner, I have been tangling for 1 year and am an intermediate tangles. I can do 8.

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    • July 3, 2016 at 6:02 pm
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      Thank you Aline. We actually DID it – 3 weeks down the line and this world-wide collaboration produced thousands of sample tile ready to be included in the database. Thanks so much for offering!

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  • July 4, 2016 at 6:09 am
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    I’m unclear on “I am also not sure exactly how it is determined what is a zen-pattern and what isn’t. On pattern-collections each pattern will be marked as ‘zen’ or ‘not-zen’.”
    On tanglepatterns.com, there doesn’t seem to be anything that categorizes tangle patterns either way. Can you explain? How will zen and not-zen be determined?

    Thanks for all your hard work!

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    • July 4, 2016 at 8:24 am
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      To get into the mind of mediative drawing it is necessary to have lots of repetition. If I see a pattern step-out that requires you to draw the same shape over and over again, it is marked as Zen-Yes. Should a pattern consist of many different shapes that don’t get repeated often, it’s marked as Zen-No. Should you need to draw pencil lines that have to be erased later on, it cannot be a zen pattern. I need to write up EXACTLY what makes a pattern zen or not-zen. (another piece added to my to-do list!)
      On tanglepatterns you should only find zen patterns – here on pattern-collections we show ALL patterns.

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