Zentangle Challenge #28 Trip To Tripoli

This week, the Diva’s weekly assignment was to do a tangle using “Tripoli” – three sided polygon:

I thought this would be an easy pattern, but I was wrong.  The more I drew, the more distorted it got.  So, I just did a small section, and filled in the rest with whatever :-).


  1. when drawing the triangles, always start the next one with a line parallel to a line in the previous triangle, keeping the spaces fairly even without obsessing on this. then concentrate on making equilateral triangles (equal length sides and angles). there does not have to be the same number of triangles in a (circular) cluster or even the same size. There may be 5 in some, six in others….it still works!! every time! even in clusters right next to each other! Just remember to work off an existing line. Hope this helps. It is a really fun and versatile tangle, I’d hate to have anyone not have fun with it! We may just have to do a youTube on this one….. Best, Maria

    • Maria,
      Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to give me some pointers! I never “not have fun” with zentangle. I look forward to every weekly challenge :-). And your “challenging” patterns break the monotony of my standard patterns (even when I have to scratch my head in frustration sometimes :-)). And yes, a youTube would be fun to watch!

  2. I like the way you filled the whole block….squaring off the circle in the centre. I’ll have to try that!

  3. I also struggled with keeping my tripoli on track. I think I’ve got the hang of it, and I posted some instructions on my blog that really helped me. http://findingmelosingme.blogspot.com/2011/06/new-approach-to-tripoli-tangle-not.html

  4. This is a lovely cornacopia of patterns. Tripoli is challenging, but once you get into the flow it’s addicting! Great job!


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