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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 CACON

Zentangle pattern: Kuziem. 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.Welcome back for our second tangle of the day and last-but-not-least one for the month.

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How to draw KUZIEM

Zentangle pattern: Kuziem. 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.Hello there friends, last addition for September and today I have two for the price of one for you!

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How to draw TRIANGLEBINE

Zentangle pattern: Trianglebine. 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® Lisette Hofer’s Zentangle® pattern: Trianglebine.

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How to draw WOVN

Zentangle pattern: Wovn. 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: Wovn.

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How to draw POLYSTATIC

Zentangle pattern: Polystatic. Image © Lucy Farran 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® Lucy Farran’s Zentangle® pattern: Polystatic.

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How to draw MELODY

Zentangle pattern: Melody. 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® Heather Banek MacGregor’s Zentangle® pattern: Melody.

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How to draw RYBN

Zentangle pattern: Rybn. Image © Esther Piszczek 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.

nline instructions for drawing CZT® Esther Piszczek’s Zentangle® pattern: Rybn.

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How to draw CUENC

Zentangle pattern: Cuenc. 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: Cuenc.

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How to draw AKUWAL

Zentangle pattern: Akuwal. 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 Green’s Zentangle® pattern: Akuwal.

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How to draw BRACKETS

Zentangle pattern: Brackets. 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® Angie Gittles’s Zentangle® pattern: Brackets.

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Tangle Refresher 240 – The future of penmanship, our random string and how to draw Narfello, Araknidz, Kettling, Pip-In, Vigoh

TanglePatterns.com Buried Treasure & Tangle Refreshers

Buried Treasure – What is the future of handwriting? Plus spotlighting hidden tangle and tutorial gems from the past in the Zentangle® world! And our random string of the week …

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How to draw ILLERN

Zentangle pattern: Illern. 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: Illern.

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How to draw TANCEE

Zentangle pattern: Tancee. 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® Debra Figg’s Zentangle® pattern: Tancee.

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How to draw CHABA

Zentangle pattern: Chaba. 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® Bing Chan’s Zentangle® pattern: Chaba.

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Zentangle® Project Pack #18 Summary – Introducing Zentangle’s new Translucen-Z Tiles

Zentangle® Project Pack #18 - Introducing Zentangle's new Translucen-Z Tiles

Project Pack #18 – Introducing Zentangle’s new Translucen-Z Tiles and trompe l’oeil techniques inspired by Joris Hoefnagel. This article provides detailed notes on each of the videos for this Zentangle Project Pack and makes it easy for you to find all the related videos and any parts of them you may wish to refer to again. Each full video can also be found on the corresponding tangle’s page on TanglePatterns.

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How to draw SCOODLE

Zentangle pattern: Scoodle. 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 video instructions for drawing the Zentangle®-original tangle: Scoodle.

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How to draw HAIRPIN CURVE

Zentangle pattern: Hairpin Curve. 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® Hiroko Muroi’s Zentangle® pattern: Hairpin Curve.

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How to draw KIKI

Zentangle pattern: Kiki. 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: Kiki.

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How to draw ETHAN

Zentangle pattern: Ethan. 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 Indrani Novello’s Zentangle® pattern: Ethan.

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How to draw CAISS

Zentangle pattern: Caiss. 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: Caiss.

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How to draw CONEGLOBE

Zentangle pattern: Coneglobe. 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 Duška Bacani’s Zentangle® pattern: Coneglobe.

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How to draw POCKETS

Zentangle pattern: Pockets. 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® Angie Gittles’s Zentangle® pattern: Pockets.

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Tangle Refresher 239 – Going Dotty, our random string and how to draw Amaze/Stiritup, Lex, Icantoo, Forge, Flontrast

Stippled Zentangle

Buried Treasure – featuring a fun technique for your Zentangles and spotlighting hidden tangle gems from the past in the Zentangle® world! Also, our random string of the week …

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How to draw TISSOOOH!

Zentangle pattern: Tissoooh! Image © Tomàs Padrós. 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® Tomàs Padrós’s Zentangle® pattern: Tissoooh!

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How to draw ARROWTREE

Zentangle pattern: Arrowtree. 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® Ellen Weinman’s Zentangle® pattern: Arrowtree.

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How to draw CALIBREE

Zentangle pattern: Calibree. 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 Domnauer’s Zentangle® pattern: Calibree.

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How to draw DELPH

Zentangle pattern: Delph. 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 Joey van Oort’s Zentangle® pattern: Delph.

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How to draw BE VEE

Zentangle pattern: Be Vee. 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 Kerri Love’s Zentangle® pattern: Be Vee.

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How to draw LILILINDE

Zentangle pattern: Lililinde. 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: Lililinde.

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