I realize that zentangles are old news, creatively speaking, but Ohio isn’t at the head of the line for new ideas. A member of a cloth artist group I belong to showed me the basics. She used the technique to draw an intriguing self portrait on fabric. I experimented with squares of fabric ironed to freezer paper for stability.
After I finished four pieces I decided to sew them together with some black and white fabric scraps I had and bits of strips from an old project. Moral – you really will find a use for those leftovers someday.
If you decide to try this I recommend you use a pen designed for archival use. I used a Micron .5 pen and a roller gel fabric pen. Avoid Sharpie markers as I’m told the ink will eat through fabric eventually.
I can recommend this technique as an excuse for doodling and as a fun way to pass time while on the phone and in waiting rooms.