Weekly Focus: Wrap-it Technique

Through analyzing patterns I noticed that all tangle patterns consist of shapes and techniques. One technique is the “Wrap-It” technique. I have collected all the patterns from the website that use it and placed them in this category:


It’s one of my favorite ways to play with shapes.

You can wrap around a circle, spiral, loop, or even a dot.


When you look at the full list of patterns that use this technique, you will soon notice the similarities.

And here we have a new pattern by Tricia Long created just for this write-up:

DeCadent by Tricia Long

All patterns in the pattern focus this week will revolve around step-outs that incorporate the Wrap-It technique.

Wishing you a lovely weekend!


5 thoughts on “Weekly Focus: Wrap-it Technique

  • August 9, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    Dear Ina, I just wanted to say how much I appreciate all your hard work putting together these weekly emails. I really enjoy receiving them and try to have a go at the techniques whenever I can.
    Thanks very much
    Lots of love Hilary C xx

  • August 10, 2019 at 2:40 am

    So, so many beautiful and fun doodles. Something to play with for days!!! Thanks so much for sharing.

  • August 16, 2019 at 10:09 am

    thanks, I really love these posts! I’m learning how to draw individual tangles, but what I can’t find anywhere is a list of tips and tricks to help combining patterns to make art. Could you help out? I’m sure others would appreciate the tips too!

    • August 16, 2019 at 3:28 pm

      Thank you, Anne. The reason why you can’t find a post that specifically tells you how to combine patterns is, you can combine any pattern. And sometimes exactly that is the challenge. I highly recommend that you start a drawing and pick 2 random patterns. Create a simple template using an X for example. Now repeat the 2 patterns. You will see, they do fit together. Slowly increase the challenge and try with 3 patterns. Another way to learn is, look at artwork that you like. Use the same template, but replace the patterns with something similar. For example, if the artwork contains a grid-based pattern, use a different grid-based pattern in your artwork.


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