Wall Tangling

You can read more about this type of project on Zentangle.com’s Blog where I was featured at the start of 2023 with my Community Wall Tangling events. Please feel free to leave a comment on the Blog too!

If you want to do some of your own BIG scale tangling, or host your own Wall Tangling event, you might find one or both of these two PDFs of tips helpful. Spread the word and cover the walls big time!

Community Zentangle Feb 2024

It is up on display! Over 325 different tangles are on the wall – VERY large scale, 30 sqm of tangling to be exact, two canvases done by the community, one by the clients and staff of Chch City Mission, and a couple of solo canvases illustrating a more traditional string set up and another with colour added.

Each person has filled one section (or more) with (mostly) one tangle at a time, drawing lines step by step that make up a particular tangle and then adding any odd and fun embellishments before shading to complete their section. Sometimes two tangles may morph together, sometimes you may see the same tangle drawn by two different people – each person will add the tangle in a different style, woven together in a giant W2 string!

1st February to 29th February at South Library in Beckenham , 66 Colombo Street

Previously held events listed below:

South Library Feb 2023

Just to let you know if you participated – or are just interested to see the fantastic result of all the Wall Tangling sessions from 2022 – head down to South Library some time in February 23 to see all the epic sized tangling on the Gallery Walls.

And below is the time lapse video of the July 2022 edition, and hopefully it will get you excited to see the final finished work on the walls.

If after you have seen it, and are keen to learn more, I have an intro day classes at Risingholme Learning throughout 2023, in Opawa in Chch.


Congratulations everyone! (Previous years artworks are below)

It was amazing to produce this enormous piece of art, with a team of tanglers that turned up to join in the fun.  Completed the border with some shading, and the remaining 6 tiny spaces that need to get filled after the 5 days of tangling, and then it was on show at CCC’s South Library Gallery Wall for the month of February 2022, watch the time-lapse below to view this incredible piece of tangling work unfold. (Although my camera skills weren’t in focus for day 5, but I am sure you will get the general idea!)

Ta- dah!!!!!!

TangleatioNZ and Life in Vacant Spaces joined together for a creative community project over five days in September/ October 2021, to ‘tangle’ some patterns on the wall at LiVS’s site in Waltham. It was delightful to make it happen.

In situ behind the fiction shelves! 168 tangles on display! by a Team of Tanglers: Al, Alice, Arthur, Caitlyn, Carol, Caroline, Elsie, Evie, James, Jess, Jinting, Kale, Kim, Liz, Michelle, Nicky, Rachel, Sam, Sharon, Shijuan, Tish, Trish and Ildica

This is what happens when three CZTs get together for a weekend! When Beate Winkler came to Auckland and at Anne Toth’s place, we drew on the walls together.

Watch the timelapse of the previous wall
A little bit of practice, (can you spot the cat!)