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Linda Farmer, Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT#7)Zentangle® is an easy-to-learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns we call tangles.

Greetings! I’m Linda Farmer, a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT®). TanglePatterns.com was created over a decade ago in May of 2010 to serve and network the Zentangle community with new tangles and great creative resources.

A very warm welcome to you, you are certainly among friends. Tanglers are a wonderful, generous and sharing community. I hope you enjoy the site and are inspired by the tangles and many useful resources you find here. Please feel free to add your thoughts in the comments on any page and join in the community.

My name (Linda) in a Zentangle®, using tangles with names starting with the letters of my name. Click this Zentangle to learn more.In my view, Zentangle has changed the landscape of the art world by making it inclusive for anyone who can pick up a pen to experience the personal joy of creativity and artful self expression.

ABOUT ZENTANGLE: For a Zentangle jump-start this excellent free video series for beginners by Zentangle founders Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts guides you through the basics of the Zentangle Method™ while you tangle and learn at the same time.

If you are new to the Zentangle art form, I suggest first you visit the ZENTANGLES > WHAT IS A ZENTANGLE page on the menu bar at the top of every page to get an idea of the focus of TanglePatterns.

HOW TO NAVIGATE THIS SITE: Over the years TanglePatterns.com has grown considerably and at first glance can look overwhelming. But fear not! Visit the ABOUT > HOW TO USE THIS SITE page for an excellent video tutorial showing how to use the site as well as pointing out lots of useful features.

Here’s another resource that’s handy for newcomers — Exploring TanglePatterns. Be sure to check out the rest of the pages on the top menu bar — there’s a wealth of information there you’ll want to see.  Also, don’t miss the TUTORIALS tab on the pink alphabetic tangles menu bar.

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How to draw FROZEN NANDINI

Zentangle pattern: Frozen Nandini. 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.Hi there and welcome back for another week of delightful tangle inspiration 🙂

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How to draw SPINDLE

Zentangle pattern: Spindle. 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.December!

And just three weeks until Christmas weekend … oh my, how on earth did that happen??

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How to draw BELIEVE

Zentangle pattern: Believe. 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.

Links to online instructions for drawing CZT® Nadine Roller’s Zentangle® pattern: Believe.

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How to draw TITAN

Zentangle pattern: Titan. 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.

Online instructions for drawing CZT® Suzanne McNeill’s Zentangle® pattern: Titan.

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How to draw L’S

Zentangle pattern: Ls. 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.

Online instructions for drawing Cyndi Knapp’s Zentangle® pattern: L’s.

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How to draw LZ’S

Zentangle pattern: LZ's. 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.

Links to online instructions for drawing CZT® Anita Aspfors-Westin’s Zentangle® pattern: LZ’s. Wishing you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!

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How to draw BLATTWERK

Zentangle pattern: Blattwerk. 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.

Links to online instructions for drawing CZT® Annett Ruempler’s Zentangle® pattern: Blattwerk.

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How to draw SEN25

Zentangle pattern: Sen25. 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.

Online instructions for drawing CZT® Encarna Rodríguez’s Zentangle® pattern: Sen25.

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How to draw DEXIRR

Zentangle pattern: Dexiir. 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.

Online instructions for drawing CZT® Ria Matheussen’s Zentangle® pattern: Dexirr.

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How to draw QUINQUE

Zentangle pattern: Quinque. 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.

Online instructions for drawing CZT® Edna Olveira’s Zentangle® pattern: Quinque.

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Tangle Refresher 242 – Inexpensive Zentangle®-inspired holiday season DIY projects, our random string and how to draw Three & Three, Dana, Loxo, A-Frame, Seespan

Seasonal DIY Projects

This Buried Treasure ALSO spotlights easy-to-do economical DIY projects perfect for decorating your home as well as for from-the-heart gifts for friends and loved ones. Plus, observing Veterans Day and Remembrance Day.

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How to draw JAN

Zentangle pattern: Jan. 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.

Online instructions for drawing CZT® Belén Román’s Zentangle® pattern: Jan.

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How to draw WIKPIK

Zentangle pattern: Wikpik. 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.

Online instructions for drawing CZT® Julie Tiu’s Zentangle® pattern: Wikpik.

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How to draw ROME

Zentangle pattern: Rome. 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.

Online instructions for drawing CZT® Li-Shan Hsu’s Zentangle® pattern: Rome.

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How to draw OYSTEROID

Zentangle pattern: Oysteroid. 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.

Online instructions for drawing CZT® Jody Genovese’s Zentangle® pattern: Oysteroid.

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Please make your contribution today to help keep TanglePatterns available for another inspirational year. With deepest gratitude for your loyalty, encouragement and generous support …

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How to draw TWILIGHT ZONE

Zentangle pattern: Twilight Zone. 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.

Online instructions for drawing CZT® Suzanne McNeill’s Zentangle® pattern: Twilight Zone.

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How to draw CATENARII

Online instructions for drawing CZT® Carmen Menchón’s Zentangle® pattern: Catenarii.

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How to draw VERANISTIDO

Zentangle pattern: Veranistido. 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.

Online instructions for drawing CZT® Carmen Menchón’s Zentangle® pattern: Veranistido.

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How to draw KONKY

Zentangle pattern: Konky. 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.

Online instructions for drawing CZT® Lori Manoogian’s Zentangle® pattern: Konky.

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How to draw DESERT FLOWER

Zentangle pattern: Desert Flower. 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.

Online instructions for drawing CZT® Sue Bailey’s Zentangle® pattern: Desert Flower. And wishing you the happiest of Diwalis!

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How to draw FESCURUS VERAE

Zentangle pattern: Fescurus Verae. 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.

Online instructions for drawing CZT® Verónica Vázquez Orozco’s Zentangle® pattern: Fescurus Verae.

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How to draw ZGHETTI

Zentangle pattern: Zghetti. 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.

Online instructions for drawing CZT® Nancy Garcia’s Zentangle® pattern: Zghetti.

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How to draw U-NICO

Zentangle pattern: U-nico. 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.

Online instructions for drawing CZT® Emiko Adachi’s Zentangle® pattern: U-nico.

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Tangle Refresher 241 – “Twelve Days of Zentangle”, our random string and how to draw Schway, Peace Out, Wigwag, Owline, Trumpets

Buried Treasure – Getting our holiday season project planning underway plus spotlighting hidden tangle gems from the past in the Zentangle® world! And our random string of the week …

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How to draw PUKA

Zentangle pattern: Puka. 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.

Online instructions for drawing CZT® Liza Kostic’s Zentangle® pattern: Puka.

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How to draw ABDIEL

Zentangle pattern: Abdiel. 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.

Online instructions for drawing CZT® Jacki Rose’s Zentangle® pattern: Abdiel.

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How to draw TULY

Zentangle pattern: Tuly. 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.

Online instructions for drawing CZT® Carmen Muñiz Real’s Zentangle® pattern: Tuly. Plus CZT#7 memories, AND a very Happy Thanksgiving, Canada!

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How to draw JULES

Zentangle pattern: Jules. 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.

Online instructions for drawing Susan Hodel’s Zentangle® pattern: Jules.

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