Yes, I know that’s not the correct spelling of “First”, but this is a tangle for use with the Zentangle method, so there are no mistakes—right? This is my first “invented” tangle and I’ve spelled “first” as “phirst” as a tip of my pretend hat to my hometown, Philadelphia.
This tangle is useful for borders and for backgrounds, IMHO anyway. It is composed of a row of forward and backward “S” lines. This leaves spaces that can be filled in with circles, perfs or some other shape. Therefore, make sure the “S” lines aren’t touching.
Below, are two examples of “Phirst” used in tiles. In the first, it’s used as a background tangle. In the second, it’s the border for a Zendala.
I’ll end with a giant “thank you” to Linda Farmer for including Phirst as a featured tangle in her weekly tangle digest.