In the tangle world you can hear a lot of questions about what reticula and fragments are. What they are is simple: they are terms set apart by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas of Zentangle HQ to describe a way to achieve seemingly unending results from your tangles.
Let me explain it in simple laymen’s terms. Cause that is what makes sense to me. In my tangle pattern Your Call, you see the three basic steps to make a block. An easy block for sure. That one little block is a unit. I call it a unit. Rick and Maria call it a fragment. Same thing. Reticula is just another word for framework, for grid, for structure. It is the area you put your units into. So in the artwork you see above, I drew a grid framework and I filled each section with a unit of Your Call. I rotated my units in different directions, making these results totally random. Reticula and fragments. Framework and units. A rose is a rose is a rose. Boom! You’re welcome!
Please feel free to pin Your Call to your Pinterest boards. It will be debuting in a book I hope to have ready by the end of the year. Yay!!!! You can also see it in the My Patterns section of this site.