What is Zentangle?
Linda Farmer, Certified Zentangle Teacher

The Zentangle® art form and method was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas and is copyrighted. Zentangle® is a registered trademark of Zentangle, Inc. Learn more at zentangle.com.

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TANGLE SELECTOR

Use this Random Tangle Selector with your TanglePatterns.com TANGLE GUIDE, 2014 Edition to help you select tangles. See Page 4 of the Guide for instructions. You can also use this to select random Strings.

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TANGLEPATTERNS.COM TANGLE GUIDE

TanglePatterns TANGLE GUIDE 2014My TanglePatterns.com TANGLE GUIDE, 2014 Edition is a 31-page interactive eBook resource where the tangle images are hot-linked to their post on this site for the how-to instructions.

The TanglePatterns.com TANGLE GUIDE integrates all the tangles appearing on the site from May 2010 through December 31, 2013. You can print out the document for your personal use. Many have spiral bound it for convenience. It is a complete interactive tool for using the website and learning how to draw the tangles.

This year to accommodate those who asked for an addendum instead of the whole guide, I also added a new page with a list of all the new tangles added to the “Tangle Hall of Fame” during 2013. (There is no addendum.)

Random Tangle SelectorAnother new feature is a section suggesting several different ways to use the TANGLE GUIDE to help you choose tangles. It includes instructions on how to use the new RANDOM TANGLE SELECTOR I’ve added to the left sidebar of the site just under my copyright notice — it looks like this screen capture on the right. BTW, you can also use it to select Strings.

You will receive a single-user license file for your own exclusive non-commercial personal use. Encourage your tangling friends to support the site as you have, and they will receive their own copy.

Your purchase helps maintain and grow this Zentangle® resource and is greatly appreciated. Without your financial support, TanglePatterns simply could not continue to exist.

TanglePatterns.com TANGLE GUIDE

Sample page from my TanglePatterns.com TANGLE GUIDE. Images are hot-linked to their post on the site for how-to instructions. Be sure to read Page 4, it describes the features and explains the blank squares so you understand how the TANGLE GUIDE works.

REVIEWS: Read what others said about the 2012 Edition here. Recent reviews for the 2013 Edition are below and in the comments.

1. “How do I get a copy?”

Visit the STORE > EBOOKS page for details. There are more eBook GUIDES available too.

Your single-user license file is for your own exclusive personal use. Sharing in any form including making classroom copies violates your license, please see the Condition of Use on the EBOOKS page. I trust your integrity to encourage your tangling friends to support the site as you have, and they will receive their own copy.

2. “When will I receive the TANGLE GUIDE?”

Immediately. The TanglePatterns.com TANGLE GUIDE, 2014 Edition is available from the link on the STORE > EBOOKS page.

The entire download process is automated — when your transaction is successfully completed your browser will be redirected to another page containing your personalized download link. Be sure to SAVE the document to your computer before you attempt to open it!

If your browser fails to open another page, your download link is also sent to the email address you used in PayPal. If you use the email address of a “significant other” remember to let them know you are expecting a confirming email so they don’t accidentally delete it.

Please download your copy as soon as your transaction is completed because your personalized link expires after 3 days (120 hours).

The file (13 MB) is too large for many phones and tablets, please download to your computer.

3. “Does the eBook contain pattern instructions?”

No, and for very good reasons.

There will never be a “how to draw” compilation of the steps because each pattern creator owns the copyright to their instructions and illustrations. Publishing by anyone else is copyright infringement. It is also unethical. It amounts to stealing their ideas, their images and their hard-earned website traffic. It’s known as digital theft. For more thoughts on this, please click on the “Artists For Respect” logo in the left sidebar.

That is why I link to the pattern originator’s site and don’t publish the instructions on TanglePatterns unless they have been sent to me for that purpose. And the pattern originator still owns the images, so I can’t legally publish them in another form.

You may download steps and images for your own personal reference, however any other use especially commercial use including reproduction (ie. publishing your own version of their steps) or publishing in any form, without the owner’s express written permission, is illegal.

As noted above, the TanglePatterns.com TANGLE GUIDE is an interactive resource where the tangle images are hot-linked to their post on this site for the how-to instructions.

Keep your file in a safe place on your computer

Due to the alarming frequency of requests to replace lost files and the personal time involved in handling these requests, lost files will not be replaced free. A replacement can be ordered and downloaded from the STORE > EBOOKS page.

Feedback on the 2013 Edition

Thank you so much for the 2013 Guide.  It is even more fabulous than last years Guide.  Also, thank you for all of the time and effort that you put into doing all of this plus making it available to anyone and everyone that is interested in this wonderful art form.” – Rosanne T

I must say this years copy is so beautiful. Thanks again! ” – Denise K

Bravo!  As a computer expert ‘wana-be’ I can really appreciate the amount of work and organization this document takes.” Bette A.

Well worth the small fee. Thank you.” – Susan P.

“Thank you for sharing your love of the art of Zentangle. Your 2013 Guide is done to perfection.” – Ellie S.

I tote my copy of Tangle Patterns to every class and show it off (mine is nicely laminated and bound) and encourage my students to make a donation and receive their own. You provide SUCH a wonderful service for Zentangle afficionados.” – Barb R.

I just got my new 2013 Tangle Pattern Book!  It’s awesome just as I expected!” – Lena R.

I’ll be looking forward to your next support renewal invite but meanwhile – I LOVE 2013!!!    NICE WORK!  AND THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO FOR US!!!!!” – Sherri L.

New e-Book now available! TanglePatterns.com BEGINNER’S GUIDE to Zentangle

TanglePatterns Beginners Guide to ZentangleA jump-start for beginners. This illustrated 14-page eBook for beginners describes Zentangle®, its origins, the supplies recommended, and the steps of the Zentangle Method. It contains over a dozen examples of official tangles that are good for Beginners, and an interactive list of additional free learning resources. If you don’t have a CZT near you, this explains everything you need to know to get started with Zentangle.

Available now from the STORE > E-BOOKS page. Your purchase of this eBook from TanglePatterns.com helps support the sustainability of this freely available Zentangle® resource.

 

 

52 comments to TANGLEPATTERNS.COM TANGLE GUIDE

  • Valerie

    I absolutely love zentangle. Are there any czts in Atlanta, GA?

  • marie

    LOVE your site! just made a donation :) looking forward to receiving the tangle guide you created!! thank you for all the wonderful resources!!! xoxox

  • Jane Patrick

    I have just found Zentangles and am going crazy working on the different patterns on your site I wish there was a CZT instructor around Tacoma, WA Thank you for all the hard work.

    Jane

  • cindy

    Jane! Me too! I’m in Spokane. I’ve been dabbling for about two months now and have involved a couple daughters and a niece. So much fun. So relaxing.
    Jane, you have someone in Bellingham, and I believe, Everett.
    cindy

    • Linda L

      Cindy! Me too! I live in Moscow Idaho. There aren’t any CZT’s listed in Idaho anywhere ;-(. I’ve been dabbling since June 2012 and have joined the Zentangle Inspired Art(ZIA) group at yahoo groups. Its been fun and I have learned a lot, being challenged by all the swaps they do. And of course, there’s this lovely site. I have gotten lots of info from Linda F and have downloaded her tangle patterns book to carry with me.
      Keep tanglin’ and have fun with it!

  • Carol Dawson

    Wow! I have just discovered zentangles, there won’t be much housework done in my house for a while now! Would love to come to your classes but I am a bit too far away here in the UK!
    Thanks for the ebook.
    Carol D.

    • Linda Farmer

      Thanks, Carol. This will keep you out of trouble for a loooong time. If you visit the list of Certified Zentangle Teachers in the left sidebar under the “SOURCE WEBSITES” heading you’ll be able to locate CZTs in Great Britain. Enjoy!

  • Annette Dunmire

    Thank you Linda, I have been learning Celtic Knotwork over the past year, (k)not easy but then I saw a book on Zentangle basics that showed how to put these designs together…and I thought hmmm. Then I went online and found your site. It’s all FREE! Wow and I thought “how amazing for one woman to supply her knowledge for FREE!” So I sent you a donation you poor thing, so much work. Thank God for you. (or,insert the deity of your choice).

  • cindy

    Linda L, I will find that group you mention at Yahoo. Sounds like fun. Thanks.

  • Linda,
    I donated! I have been using this site for inspiration and refreshers. I am looking forward to having the book. I was recently asked to display some of my tiles and ZIA in a local art exhibit – what a thrilling experience this has been. Thanks for this site and for all you do. You deserve much more than I could afford to donate! Take care and happy tangling!

  • Cheryl

    About to go donate. I could NOT survive without this site for inspiration. I wish there were a CZT in Montreal. Or better still, I wish I could become a CZT but it’s simply too far for me to travel to a course.

    Thank you for all that you do~

  • Cindy

    Thanks so much for all your work. I find the zentangles to be a sort a muse for me. I downloaded the pdf and some of the squares are blank. Is that normal?

    • Linda Farmer, CZT

      By now I hope you’ve read the email you received (and it was also explained on the download page with the link) that you need to read the second page of the GUIDE to learn how it works. Thanks!

  • BL

    I just downloaded your 2012 book and I am just giddy. This is so awesome!! I have gotten patterns here and there, in books, on websites, but this is amazing. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!

  • Elaine Warren

    Just made another donation, you deserve it for such hard work, I can’t remember when I last paid, but hope to continue subscribing, love this site. Thank you. Elaine from Cheshire UK

  • Karen Packalen

    Anyone else in BC Canada hooked?

    Or CZT?

  • Anna Houston

    I too am in BC Canada. Had a zentangle book placed on my “recommended for Anna” page on Amazon.ca so I checked it out, and shortly thereafter ordered it. I was like, wow, I have been doodling like this forever, who knew it had a name!! Love this site too. Tangled many of my Christmas gift tags.

  • Cynthia

    Aloha from Hawaii! Just made a donation and then printed out all the many zentangles. What fun and inspiration this is going to be for me. I do artwork on gourds, and this will be so great for these. Thankyou so much, Cynthia

  • Cookie

    I love this guide! I printed out a copy and have it in a binder along with the 2012 issue. Thank you for your help Linda. Now I can join the “Happy Dance” Club!

    Love the design in the front done by Michele Beauchamp. Beautiful!

  • Kathy B.

    It is possible for you to add a screenshot of a sample page from the Tangle Guide? I’m sure it looks terrific, and would generate more support!

  • Kathy B.

    Just purchased and downloaded your Tangle Guide via Pay Pal. Simple, easy, and SO FAST! Love the convenience. I’m already drooling over my monitor.

    It’s fabulous that when view the guide on my computer, the patterns in the Guide are linked to the webpage for additional information.

    Well done!

  • Just got the new 2013 guide and it looks great. Thanks for all your time to compile this for our reference!
    Sandra

  • Truthful Loving Kindness

    With book “Yoga for the Brain”, I bit off a bit more than i could chew as 55yo early-dementia patient, but searching for some EASY uncluttered tangles brought me here. Thank you. I just downloaded your Tangle Guide. Thank you.
    Truthful L. Kindness (yes it is my legal name) and “Blessing” the wheelchair Service Dog

  • Hi Linda. I have the Tangle Pattern Guide from last year. I am wondering if it is different this year. Thanks for all you do!
    Barb

  • Uncovering Pathways

    Linda you have outdone last years guide. The cover art is beautiful by Michele Beauchamp. As always, thanks for all your work on this site. I am always sending my students to this site. What a good resource. You have a great collection & it keeps on growing. I check it out often for more creative possibilities & inspiration. I recommend that everyone donate so they can have their own personal copy. The donation is so small in comparison to what we get back! You will not be disappointed, unless you do not donate.
    Thanks!
    Denise Knobloch CZT 8

  • I got my guide and want to tell you thank you for putting this together. I’m new to Zentangle and this is so helpful!

  • jan

    hello there. i work as an artsworker in mental health in scotland i have not long found zentangle and it has already helped me through a recent time of family loss it really works! we use mindfulness in our practice and this seems a natural extension. i have bought yoga for your brain and im hooked. im just about to support and download. can you let me know how to become czt?

    • Linda Farmer, CZT

      Hi Jane, welcome to Zentangle and thanks so much for your support. Your experience with Zentangle and dealing with grief is echoed by many others, you’ll find some of those accounts on the STORIES tab on the pink alphabetic menu bar.
      You might be interested in seeing this announcement about Zentangle and mindfulness: http://tanglepatterns.com/2012/05/tangle-refresher-25-zentangle-milestone.html
      Also, to answer your question about becoming a CZT please visit the ZENTANGLES tab at the top of the page and click on the TEACHING ZENTANGLE link.
      Happy tangling!

  • jan

    thank you that is a great link to mindfulness im thinking about zentangle as a basis for my final college report in a clinical trial or even as evaluation of intervention – is that something i could do?

    • Linda Farmer, CZT

      Clinical trials are usually quite complex with rigorous guidelines and take place over a span of time so I’m not sure you would be able to accomplish that immediately but in any case, you would need to consult your college advisors about what you have in mind. I also recommend you contact Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas at Zentangle once you’ve checked with your advisors.

  • Judy M.

    Hi Linda, I wanted to donate more than the $12 and receive the guide, so I went to the second button and sent a larger donation. I guess I did it too quickly and now I didn’t get a link to the guide. Can I still receive a link for the guide. I love your emails. They make my day! :)

    • Linda Farmer, CZT

      Hi Judy, to get the GUIDE you have to use the first button and edit the amount in your cart – it’s the only one connected to the system for downloading the file. I will contact you by email to sort this out. Glad to hear my emails make your day, and thanks so much for your support!

  • Bernice Gronek

    I am a newbie to zentangle. Ilove it. Can you tell me if there CZT in Salt Lake City Ut .

    Thank you

  • Deb Dickerson

    Linda!
    I have sent u multiple emails that u have not gotten yet… Last fall I sent my twelve dollars for support to get the 2013 Tangle Guide and I was waiting…. then I came onto the site and noticed it was out… I have heard anything. and I chose to wait for 2013. Thank Yoy
    Deborah Dickerson

    • Linda Farmer, CZT

      Deborah! I sent you the download link in January when the TANGLE GUIDE came out, AND I’ve replied to your emails, AND I’ve also resent you the link as recently as last week. Please get a gmail address and let me know what it is because obviously hotmail is not working and it’s wasting our time.

  • Ennio Tavares

    Dear Linda Farmer,

    I discovered ZENTANGLE this week and I´m fascinate. I would like to buy or to order this e-book TanglePattterns- Tangle Guide.

    How can I order or to download this book..
    Thanks for all.
    Ennio

  • Marti Kleinpeter

    This is my favorite Zentangle-Guide I ever seen!!! I love the eBook!
    Many many thanks from germany!

  • Ellen

    Love it! I am very new to ‘tangling’and this book is a great resource. One more hobby to add to all the others!

  • DIANA

    Hello Linda,
    Merci pour voter site magnifique.C’est un outil très appréciable de travail, que j’utilise tous les jours.
    Meilleures salutations et à bientôt.
    Diana

  • Keiko Muramoto

    Hello Linda,
    I’ve purchased the tangle guide and the string guide. They are helpful resources! Very few guidebooks and CZTs are in Japan. I cannot enjoy tangling without your website and e-books! Thank you so much.

  • Claudia

    Hello Linda
    I’m a new tangler from Switzerland and I love it. I downloaded the ebook and its absolutely great to have it. Do you know if there are any other tanglers in Switzerland?
    Thank you and by by.

  • Tracey A

    Hi Linda

    I’ve just purchased the 2014 Tangle Guide and it’s brilliant! It’s so different looking at a ‘page’ of tangles rather than scrolling through on the site (which I also love btw). I have already had several “I haven’t seen THAT one before!!” moments and I think that the blank squares and number generator thingy are great ideas. Thanks so much for all the hours you must put in to make all this “just happen” for us.

    Tracey

  • Linda,

    Thanks for once again providing us with this wonderful, truly helpful guide. I am amazed at the amount of time and work that must go into each edition. What a gift to provide to your readers.

    Karen

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