Pattern Options

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DIVERSITY

Approximate completed size with set of 7 dotting tools: 5” x 5”

Approximate completed size with set of 8 dotting tools: 2.5” x 2.5”

Number of steps in the pattern: 17

Required colours: white, bright red, dark red, light orange, orange, apple tart green, light green, pale blue, neon blue, bright blue, navy light purple, purple, dark purple, plum, dark plum, pink, dark pink

Corresponding gift tags: Yes, available in the Instructors’ Corner

Pattern symbolism printed on the back of the instructions: Inspired by the Canada 150 logo, the DIVERSITY pattern bursts with an abundance of colours representing our entire human family. Its beauty exists because of each colour uniting together harmoniously. May the pattern parallel communities of all sizes in our world.

 
 
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FRIENDSHIP

Approximate completed size with set of 7 dotting tools: 5” x 5”

Approximate completed size with set of 8 dotting tools: 2.5” x 2.5”

Number of steps in the pattern: 14

Required colours: white, light ocean breeze, ocean breeze, turquoise, light yellow, bright yellow, light orange, orange

Corresponding gift tags: Yes, available in the Instructors’ Corner

Pattern symbolism printed on the back of the instructions: The FRIENDSHIP pattern mimics the cheerful and vibrant energy friends bring to our lives. Celebrate any of the bright gems in your life called “friend” with the gift of this completed dot mandala.

 
 
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GRATITUDE

Approximate completed size with set of 7 dotting tools: 5” x 5”

Approximate completed size with set of 8 dotting tools: 2.5” x 2.5”

Number of steps in the pattern: 15

Required colours: off white, gold, mustard yellow, orange spice, dark red, light teal, teal, navy

Corresponding gift tags: Yes, available in the Instructors’ Corner

Pattern symbolism printed on the back of the instructions: The GRATITUDE pattern was created using colours that traditionally represent this theme. Wherever the completed mandala is seen, may it remind the onlooker to pause and be grateful for life’s blessings. As we spend time focusing on the positives, more to be grateful for appears in our lives. Magic.

 
 
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BALANCE

Approximate completed size with set of 7 dotting tools: 5” x 5”

Approximate completed size with set of 8 dotting tools: 2.5” x 2.5”

Number of steps in the pattern: 16

Required colours: white, black, light grey, grey, dark grey, light yellow, bright yellow, light orange, orange

Corresponding gift tags: Yes, available in the Instructors’ Corner

Pattern symbolism printed on the back of the instructions: The dots of the BALANCE pattern were inspired by the Equinox, when our planet experiences an equal amount of sunlight and darkness in one day. Maintaining such balance in our lives can be a challenge. Let this completed pattern be a reminder of the beauty found when we take the necessary steps to find our balance.

 
 
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LOVE is all we need

Approximate completed size with set of 7 dotting tools: 5” x 5”

Approximate completed size with set of 8 dotting tools: 2.5” x 2.5”

Number of steps in the pattern: 16

Required colours: white, pale blue, neon blue, bright blue, navy, light pink, pink, dark pink, cherry red

Corresponding gift tags: Yes, available in the Instructors’ Corner

Pattern symbolism printed on the back of the instructions: In the LOVE is all we need pattern, the colours are symbolic. The blue dots represent a difficult period in one’s life. Often in these times all we need to get us through is the love of someone else. The pink dots encircle the blue, symbolizing the love that surrounds us when we need it most. Dot and share your completed pattern with someone who has supported you at a time when love was all you needed.

 
 
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RAINBOW

Approximate completed size with set of 7 dotting tools: 5” x 5”

Approximate completed size with set of 8 dotting tools: 2.5” x 2.5”

Number of steps in the pattern: 15

Required colours: white, dark red, bright red, light orange, orange, bright yellow, bright green, ocean breeze, light blue, peacock blue, light purple, dark purple, plum

Corresponding gift tags: No, however our general Otauna tags are available in the Instructors’ Corner to partner with any pattern

Although having no particular symbolism attached to it, the RAINBOW pattern is included as an option for your Instructors’ Starting Pack because of its popularity. With few steps, many colours, and beautiful results, it has been the top choice of Otauna dotting event co-organizers.

 
 
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SUMMER SUNSHINE

Approximate completed size with set of 7 dotting tools: 5” x 5”

Approximate completed size with set of 8 dotting tools: 2.5” x 2.5”

Number of steps in the pattern: 14

Required colours: light plum, plum, light orange, orange, bright yellow, bright red

Corresponding gift tags: No, however our general Otauna tags are available in the Instructors’ Corner to partner with any pattern

Although having no particular symbolism attached to it, the SUMMER SUNSHINE pattern is included as an option for the Instructors’ Starter Pack because of its simplicity (few steps and few colours). Also, a full length instructional video is available to lead your dotters through painting this piece. (Click here) You may find this is a great place to start until you are ready to totally take the instructing lead.