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Linda Farmer, Certified Zentangle Teacher

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TanglePatterns String 051

TanglePatterns.com's Third Birthday

This week I’m sharing a special string of my own with you on the occasion of TanglePatterns.com’s third birthday. But wait! There’s more! We also have a cool string recommendation from Zentangle founder Maria Thomas. Today is a special day, and I thank you for being such an important part of it. Let’s eat cake :-)

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Tangled Fashionista

Tangled Fashionista

Tangled FashionistaSandy Steen Bartholmew’s Tangled Fashionista is quite a departure from her popular Totally Tangled, and Yoga For Your Brain books.

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Joanne Fink tutorial on her Zentangle-inspired dangle designs

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More Zentangle-inspired fun from calligrapher and author of the very popular “Zenspirations”, Joanne Fink. In this video Joanne teaches another of her creative ways to embellish your art with dangle designs.

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How to draw BARBERPOLE

Zentangle pattern: Barberpole

Links to online instructions for drawing CZT® Suzanne McNeill’s Zentangle® pattern: Barberpole, with a Shiny Stripes tutorial by Jo Newsham.

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Zen Mandalas

Zen Mandalas Zen Mandalas – Sacred Circles Inspired by Zentangle ”explores the ancient teachings of the mandala through the process of Zentangle”.

Of the 4 new Design Originals books

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Joanne Fink’s Zenspirations patterning techniques


Here are four video tutorials by Sakura’s Joanne Fink on patterning techniques, shape and edge patterning, monograms, and borders and frames. More fun techniques and ideas for your inspiration!

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How to draw JITTERZ

Zentangle pattern: Jitterz

Links to online instructions for drawing Shauna’s Zentangle® pattern: Jitterz.

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How to draw KANDYSNAKE

Zentangle pattern: Kandysnake

Links to online instructions for drawing Vicki Murray’s Zentangle® pattern: Kandysnake.

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How to draw ONAMATO

Zentangle pattern: Onamato

Links to online instructions for drawing the Zentangle® pattern: Onamato, with example by Guest tangler Jella Verelst.

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How to draw KEEKO

Zentangle pattern: Keeko

Links to online instructions for drawing the Zentangle® pattern: Keeko.

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How to draw XYP

Zentangle pattern: Xyp

Links to online instructions for drawing the Zentangle® pattern: XYP.

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