What is Zentangle?
Linda Farmer, Certified Zentangle Teacher


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How to draw JELLY ROLL

Zentangle pattern: Jelly Roll. Image © Linda Farmer and TanglePatterns.com. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. You may use this image for your personal non-commercial reference only. The unauthorized pinning, reproduction or distribution of this copyrighted work is illegal.Jelly Roll is a tangle pattern by CZT®, publisher and prolific craftswoman, Suzanne McNeill. Jelly Roll first appears in her Zentangle 3 book and again in Zentangle Fabric Arts.

Kudos are in order for Suzanne! Later this month she’s being honored at the Craft & Hobby Association Winter 2012 Trade Show & Conference in Anaheim CA, with CHA’s 2011 Industry Achievement Award. One of the craft and hobby industry’s most prestigious service awards, this is “given to a member who has contributed to the growth and vitality of the craft and hobby industry as a whole.” You can read more about Suzanne and the award here on the CHA news site.

Congratulations on your well-deserved award, Suzanne!

It took me a few goes to get Jelly Roll to look right because I drew the initial spirals too small and ended up with no room to add the contour lines that give it that bit of dimension. I also added shading to my example here.

Suzanne illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing her Jelly Roll tangle here. UPDATE: Early in the Summer of 2014 Suzanne McNeill’s blog was removed and all the posts and images were lost, so this link no longer works.

Her site is being reconstructed as much as possible and until it’s available again, many of her patterns like Jelly Roll can quite easily be figured out. Have fun challenging your Zentangle® deconstructing abilities!

Check out the tag suzannem for more of Suzanne’s patterns on TanglePatterns.com.

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TanglePatterns.com TANGL GUIDE, 2016 Edition The current Edition of my TANGLE GUIDE. This instant-download digital eBook contains all the tangles on the site from May 2010 through December 31, 2015. It's a must-have tool for using the site.
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If you're new to Zentangle® and tangling, my TanglePatterns.com BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO ZENTANGLE is just what you need to get started. Also available en Français and en Español.
Zentangle Primer Volume 1 Remember you can get your official Zentangle supplies here too, including the fabulous new Zentangle PRIMER Vol 1. It's your CZT-in-a-book by the founders of Zentangle®! Visit the STORE tab on the top menu bar or click on the image. For more about the content and to read the rave reviews, visit the BOOK REVIEWS tab.
"Absolutely the best Zentangle Book yet! As an accomplished artist I used to think I did not need instruction on this art form. How wrong I was! My tangling improved by leaps and bounds after reading this book. If you think you have Zentangle down then you need this book more than ever!" ~ Kris H
The Official Zentangle Kit Another great jump-starter for new tanglers is the original Official Zentangle Kit. The Kit includes all the supplies you'll need to get started properly: Sakura Micron Pens, Zentangle Tiles, pencil, sharpener, tortillion, a booklet and an instructional DVD by co-founder Maria Thomas. Click on the image for more information about the Kit and its contents.

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