Zendoodle Metal Plates

Here’s another line-weaving pattern you might enjoy. I call it Metal Plates. I was driving by a roadside construction area when I saw some machine that I have no idea what it was used for – but it had a set of plates on it that looked something like this and I couldn’t get the pattern out of my head. So I sketched it out quickly and then broke it down to a few simple steps I thought just about anyone can repeat on their projects too.

Of course you could actually add additional texture lines and details to give it a more realistic look – but then it really wouldn’t be a line-weave.  Simple and easy is my preference when it comes to making designs – especially those that I intend to share with other Weavers, Tanglers, Doodlers, and Line-art Enthusiasts.

Let me know if you like this one.  I’d love to hear from ya!

From YouTube:

Here’s a quick How-To video I put together to show you just how each step of this design comes together and to share a few examples with you too.  Enjoy!



Download this worksheet to add to your collection too!



On this “Inspired Petal Sampler” I added circles around the “bolts.”  I think it adds a bit of whimsy…. and it sorta looks like the tail-end of a bee too.  LOL



I’ll pop back in again next week for some more doodley fun!
~ Cindy


  1. Cindy, I am absolutely so inspired by your Line-art, Zendoodles, etc and each design you post. Thank you so much! I am LOVIN’ the creativity that is happening in my life. It helps ease the stress. I’ve been doing the creative doodling for about 3 months after I purchased my first Zentangle Basics book in a scrapbook store, and I am so addicted!

    I’m impressed with your descriptions of HOW you come about designing a new line art. It has opened up my eyes to look around me. So far, (I work in a quilt shop), I’ve found LOTS of patterns within the quilting fabric on our shelves! Yesterday I was talking to 2 customers, and they were asking about the ‘Artistic Drawing’ (my description) class I’m teaching which will be transferred to fabric and into a quilt wall hanging. (Technique from the new Zen Quilting book). One of the ladies had on a blouse that had tangles all over it! Now I have to keep my eyes open for clothes on people. hummm, I wonder if they would care if I carry a camera to snap a picture? (just kiddin’)

    Anyway, again, You are so talented! and thanks so much for sharing it with others who need the inspiration and guidance.

    Sue Edwards

  2. I love this line weave. It’s almost steam-punkish. very cool. Thanks so much for sharing your talent and creativity with us.

  3. You have a wonderful imagination. I really enjoy your tangles. Thank you for sharing them.



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