What is Zentangle?
Linda Farmer, Certified Zentangle Teacher

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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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How to draw three types of grids for your Zentangles

Tangler Tips

A new entry for our “Tutorials” tab on the alphabetic menu bar for ease of future reference. Read on for the simple steps for drawing three different types of grids from which many tangle patterns grow. Includes a free PDF to download with all the instructions for you to print out.

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How to draw LUCKY

Zentangle pattern: Lucky

Online instructions for drawing CZT® Adele Bruno’s Zentangle® pattern: Lucky.

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Exploring the elegance of Zentangle in a larger format

Secret Garden by CZT Michele Beauchamp

CZT® Michele Beauchamp answers frequently asked questions about how she creates her beautiful Zentangle-inspired art.

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The importance of Strings

TanglePatterns.com STRINGS

… and another useful resource on TanglePatterns.com.

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How to draw VEEZLEY

Zentangle pattern: Veezley

Links to online instructions for drawing CZT® Sandy Hunter’s Zentangle® pattern: Veezley.

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Advice for using Sakura Micron pens on other surfaces

Tangler Tips

Recently a reader emailed asking for advice about using Sakura micron pens on a painted surface so I contacted Sakura for their guidelines. Their response was very helpful to ensure the best outcome with our art processes.

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Reader Question: Best pens for tangling with white on black for gourds

Let's discuss it!

Gourd artist Cheryl K. is seeking recommendations about the best pens to use for tangling with white ink on gourds painted black …

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New Zentangle® pen sets from Sakura

Brand new 11-Piece Zentangle Sakura Micron pen set

Zentangle® creators Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas have teamed up with Sakura®, manufacturers of the Micron 01 pens specifically recommended for tangling, to produce three new Zentangle-branded drawing sets. Here’s what you’ll find in each of the three sets…

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Tangling on fabric

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I’ve received several emails recently inquiring about the best pens for tangling on fabric. I haven’t explored this myself yet but there are many fellow Zentangle Zealots with good experience using fabric gel pens and I thought I’d share some of the ones recommended. Also in the video featured, Suzanne McNeill tangles an apron and a quilt block and explains her experience with various pens and fabric weights.

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How to draw RETRO

Zentangle pattern: Retro

Links to online instructions for drawing Elena Hadzijaneva’s Zentangle® pattern: Retro.

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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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New Ultra Fine Sharpies in Limited Edition Set

Limited Edition Sharpies

For those of you who love to tangle in color, I discovered this fantastic new ultra-fine nib Sharpie Limited Edition set of 24 fabulous colors in permanent ink.

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Travel in style with your Zentangle® tiles

Zentangle® tile cases

Just in time for summer travels, here’s a great tip for keeping your Zentangle tiles clean and handy when you’re on the go.

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Book Review: Zen Quilting Workbook

Zen Quilting Workbook

Just posted my review of CZT Pat Ferguson’s new “Zen Quilting Workbook”, and sharing a very cool tip from the book that you can use whether you’re a quilter or not: how to easily distinguish your favorite pen nib sizes from one another.

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How to draw CHAINLETTE

Tangle pattern: Chainlette

Links to online instructions for drawing Kristy Thomas’s Zentangle® pattern: Chainlette.

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Guest Contributor: Cindi asks for scanning tips

Guest Contributor: Cindi Allen

Linda’s Introduction: I’m delighted to add this new feature, “Guest Contributor”, to tanglepatterns.com. And I’m even more pleased that Cindi Allen accepted my invitation to be the first.

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