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I'm Eni Oken, artist and author of hundreds of articles, tutorials and books in print and online. For over 30 years I've explored art, color theory, fantasy and ornamental design.

Certified Zentangle® Teacher

Certified Zentangle® Teacher

Tri-roda tangle pattern

When I was shading the lovely Niuroda tangle (developed by Akua), I imagined the pattern as three concentric twisted donuts stacked on top of each other. That's when I had a simple idea, what if I made a THREE-DIMENSIONAL looking twisted donut, could that be converted into a pattern? After a bit of fidgeting around, Tri-roda was born. I looked around and have not seen any tangles similar to this. If you have, let me know!

This is the basic shape:

Looks like a twisted donut! Here is a step out for you to try it:

Tri-roda stepout pattern by Eni Oken | enioken.com

 Here are some fun ways to play with it:


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Jellyfish Tri-Roda

Niuroda tangleation

Niuroda tangleation