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Use this Random Tangle Selector with your TanglePatterns.com TANGLE GUIDE, 2016 Edition to help you select tangles. See Page 6 of the Guide for instructions. You can also use this to select random Strings.

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TanglePatterns String 190

TanglePatterns.com STRINGSWelcome to 2016, and TanglePatterns’ Saturday Strings feature! And a very special welcome to all of you who are new to the wonderful art form of Zentangle®.

Every Saturday we add a new String from the community to this resource so you’ll never be stuck with how to start your Zentangle tiles. If you’re new to Zentangle and aren’t sure what Strings are all about, be sure to read The Importance of Strings which explains it all. Each week there are also Zentangle’s reminders listed below each String for you to take note of.

Note that Strings are always drawn freehand in  pencil and are meant to magically disappear into your Zentangle. If you’d like to share your Strings with the Zentangle community, note the link highlighted in yellow below. It’s a link to a template for you to download for submitting your Strings.

This week’s String is shared by British CZT Joan Lilley for your creative enjoyment. Joan previously shared String 161 with us.

Bear in mind that Zentangle strings are guidelines, and there is no right side up. You can use a string exactly as it is or adapt it to suit as your Zentangle grows. Start with the string as it’s shown then, as you go, combine sections if your tangles want to, or divide a section into smaller ones. Go with the flow and enjoy.

You can help our community’s String resource grow by sending me yours to share. Remember to keep them simple, Zentangle strings are not elaborate or complicated. For your convenience, below there’s a link to a template to use if you’d like. The template helps keep the Strings consistent in size.

If you’d like to share your completed Zentangles for others to see, look for the blue ADD YOUR LINK button below. “How to” instructions are there too.

TanglePatterns String 190. Image © Linda Farmer and TanglePatterns.com. All rights reserved.

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Lightly pencil the string on your tile and you’re good to go tangling. Enjoy!

Reminders:

  • Important: Strings are always drawn freehand in pencil so they magically disappear into your completed Zentangle.
  • Use any string over and over again with different tangles.
  • There are so many tangles available that your Zentangles will always be different even using the same string.
  • Or use it with only one tangle — a monotangle.
  • Usually each string will have many options.
  • The Border (if one is given) is also a suggestion — use it, change it, or ignore it. It’s your art.
  • As Bijou says, “Sometimes I even leave a section blank; which is occasionally my best choice!” Bijouism #12 – Choose your tangles
  • And remember, in Zentangle there’s no right-side-up!

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eBooks available from TanglePatterns.com

TanglePatterns.com STRING GUIDES, Volumes 1, 2, 3 and 4. Sure you can download the strings from the site but this saves you tons of time and as always your purchase helps keep TanglePatterns going and growing.

TanglePatterns.com STRING GUIDE, Volume 1 (Strings 1-50)

TanglePatterns.com STRINGS GUIDE, Volume 1: Strings 001-050 VOLUME 1 - STRINGS 001-050. An eBook describing the importance of Strings in Zentangle® and compiling the first 50 strings from the site’s resource. Strings are given in two formats to jump-start your Zentangle creativity: two pages contain “at-a-glance” size images of all 50 strings, followed by full-size traceable images. Additional String suggestions by several CZTs are also provided.
TanglePatterns.com STRING GUIDE, Volume 2 (Strings 51-100)
TanglePatterns.com STRINGS GUIDE, Volume 3: Strings 101-150 VOLUME 2 - STRINGS 051-100. A 24-page PDF eBook describing the importance of Strings in Zentangle® and compiling the second group of 50 strings (Strings 051-100) from the site’s resource. Strings are given in two formats to jump-start your Zentangle creativity: three pages contain “at-a-glance” size images of all 50 strings, followed by 13 pages of full-size traceable images. Additional String suggestions by several CZTs are also provided. ADDITIONAL BONUS! Volume 2 contains blank String Organizers for you to record your own strings.
TanglePatterns.com STRING GUIDE, Volume 3 (Strings 101-150)
TanglePatterns.com STRINGS GUIDE, Volume 3: Strings 101-150 VOLUME 3 - STRINGS 101-150. A 24-page PDF eBook describing the importance of Strings in Zentangle® and compiling the third group of 50 strings (Strings 101-150) from the site’s resource. Strings are given in two formats to jump-start your Zentangle creativity: three pages contain “at-a-glance” size images of all 50 strings, followed by 13 pages of full-size traceable images. Additional String suggestions by several CZTs are provided and this volume also contains more blank String Organizers for you to record your own strings.
TanglePatterns.com STRING GUIDE, Volume 4 (Strings 151-200)
TanglePatterns.com STRINGS GUIDE, Volume 4: Strings 151-200 VOLUME 4 - STRINGS 151-200. A 24-page PDF eBook describing the importance of Strings in Zentangle® and compiling the third group of 50 strings (Strings 151-200) from the site’s resource. Strings are given in two formats to jump-start your Zentangle creativity: three pages contain “at-a-glance” size images of all 50 strings, followed by 13 pages of full-size traceable images. Additional String suggestions by several CZTs are provided and this volume also contains more blank String Organizers for you to record your own strings.
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