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AlphaTangle, by Sandy Bartholomew NOTICE: As of April 2011, this self-published first edition of Sandy Bartholomew’s AlphaTangle is no longer available. Please see the AlphaTangle (New Edition) tab for information on the newly revised and updated reissue of this book by Design Originals. The content described here is included, and much more added to it.

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AlphaTangle – A Truly Tangled Alphabet is “an adorably teeny (4″ square) book of alphabet letters” created from “official” Zentangle® patterns. It comes from the creative mind of CZT® Sandy Bartholomew, author of Totally Tangled.

Many official Zentangle® tangle patterns are named within the drawings and each letter of the alphabet is formed from several of the patterns with names starting with that letter. For example, the letter A is drawn using the patterns Avreal, Ambler, and Ahh. Each letter has its own page in the book with an equally delightful facing-page illustration.

According to Sandy, “The original art was drawn with a Micron pen and shaded with pencil. AlphaTangle® was intended to provide inspiration for fellow Zentanglers.”

If you are interested in identifying many (by my count, 77) of the original 102 official Zentangle® patterns, and enjoying Sandy’s take on the drawings, this teeny book AlphaTangle is worth the teeny price of admission for your Zentangle book collection.

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The newest Edition of my TanglePatterns.com TANGLE GUIDE. This instant-download 60-page digital eBook contains all the tangles on the site from May 2010 through December 31, 2017. Containing over 1,000 tangles, it's a must-have tool for using the site.

"Linda, Thank you! I was relying on too few and getting stuck after 3 years of daily working with Zentangle. This has inspired me to ‘begin again’ with renewed excitement." ~ Barbara R.

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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 NOW AVAILABLE IN SOFTCOVER!! Don't miss the fabulous 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.


7 comments to AlphaTangle

  • Deb

    Amazon is out of stock. Where else can I get a copy of this book?
    Thanks in advance.

    • Linda Farmer

      Hi Deb, this just means that Sandy is on vacation break because she ships the books. When she’s away she puts her shop on “hold” and for some reason Amazon says it’s out of stock. So just hang on through the long weekend and they’ll probably be available again mid-week. Don’t give up, it’s a great reference to many of the official patterns. Cheers!

  • deb

    I’m finally getting back to posting…Got the book through Amazon. It is sooooo cute…very compact with a TON of patterns, all in alphabetical order. Sandy did a great job with this book!!!!

  • I had the book and tore it apart, placed them in page protectors so I can see 9 at a time.

  • Maegan

    OMG I love this website! I’m only 10 and now I can draw like a adult! my friends look so funny when they see what I have drawn. you should have seen there faces! hahahah

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