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Tangle Refresher 152 – A random string, plus how to draw tangles Pendrills, Fleavy, Gotcha, Wedge & Bala

Tangle Refresher!I hope you get as much enjoyment going back and looking at the “history” of the tangles as I do.

I encourage you to visit each of them – even if the patterns are familiar to you – to see if there’s a tip or technique there you might learn or be reminded of. Remember to check the comments too!

So much treasure gets buried in the flow of new tangles and this series is a quick and easy way to brush up.

Many tanglers like to use the Tangle Refreshers as their Zentangle® challenge-of-the-day. In that spirit I used the RANDOM SELECTOR in the left sidebar (desktop version of the site) to choose a TanglePatterns String – either to go with today’s Buried Treasure or just to use as a starting point for your day’s tangling.

Think of this as your new tangle Challenge, if you’re so inclined. String 043 is from WV tangler Beth Snoderly and was originally posted here.

TanglePatterns String 043

Right click and SAVE to your computer; then print.

A note about TanglePatterns Strings. You may have noticed that String 250 was the most recent one published. For now I’m giving myself a much-needed break on the workload. When the spirit moves me and my energy levels return I’ll be adding more every now and again but I figure 250 is more than anyone realistically needs in a lifetime anyway 😉

With all the tangles available on the site, you could choose just one String and use that as your theme for your Zentangle practice for a very, very, very long time …

Enjoy! Happy Weekend! And Happy Birthday, Mom!

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The Tangle Refresher series, aka Buried Treasure, spotlights hidden tangle gems from the past. It can remind you of tangles you might not have used for a while or introduce you to some you haven’t come across yet.

Here are five more tangle pattern gems and a Tangle Refresher from a year (or two) ago for your tangling pleasure. Remember to check out the “More Good Stuff” links below too.

BTW as you visit these tangles please do leave a comment of thanks and encouragement to show the artists you appreciate them for sharing their creativity to inspire yours. And please share a link to your favorite tangles with your followers on all your social media. Thanks!

Zenful tangling!

Buried Treasure from the tangling past
Zentangle pattern: Pendrills. 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. Pendrills
Zentangle pattern: Fleavy. 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. Fleavy
Zentangle pattern: Gotcha. 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. Gotcha
Zentangle pattern: Wedge. 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. Wedge
Zentangle pattern: Bala. 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. Bala
Revisit the Tangle Refresher from a year ago Tangle Refresher 124

More good stuff …

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TanglePatterns.com TANGLE GUIDE - 2017 Edition The newest Edition of my TanglePatterns.com TANGLE GUIDE. This instant-download 54-page digital eBook contains all the tangles on the site from May 2010 through December 31, 2016. With over 1,000 tangles, 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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6 comments to Tangle Refresher 152 – A random string, plus how to draw tangles Pendrills, Fleavy, Gotcha, Wedge & Bala

  • Suzanne

    I LOVE the idea of using one string as a theme for many tangles, thanks!

  • Doreen McComb

    Today’s refresher ‘Gotcha’ is one of my go to’s . Thanks Linda for all the hours you put in to keep Tangle Patterns so informative in many ways. Love you and thanks for the wishes.

  • Linda Dochter

    I suggest extending the points of the centerpiece of String 043 to the edge of the tile and it will mesh perfectly in a mosaic composition with the 2,3 or 4 pre-strung 3Z tiles. Lovely to behold.

  • JENNIFER SPARROW

    I’ve been using random strings over the past 3 months as I revisit the Zentangle originals. Such a fun exercise, which I could never have done without you, Linda! Thank you so much for this incredible treasure!

  • Melena

    Linda, you have done a wonderful job keeping up with all these amazing strings. I love the idea of taking one string and using it for many tiles with many tangles. After all, the string is just a guideline and each and every tile with that one string will be completely different. You’ve done such a good job with this that you deserve a break! 🙂 As you said, there are more strings here than one could possibly use in one lifetime. 😀

  • Leah

    Thank you for your website. It has been an inspiration to me. I had forgotten gotcha, a tangle that will be used more often.

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