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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.

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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.Hello and happy Monday friends!

Welcome to another week of fresh tangle inspiration and as always, I’m delighted to see you again 🙂

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

Going dotty – exploring a stippled ZentangleBuried Treasure!

Seeking out buried gems on TanglePatterns.com — more than 12 years of great tutorials and tangles — is what our monthly Tangle Refresher is all about.

Today we’re revisiting one of my own tutorials from the past: Going dotty – exploring a stippled Zentangle. In it I shared my journey of discovery (both do’s and don’ts) as I tried this technique for the first time.

From the introduction to the tutorial:
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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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How to draw FASAD

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

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How to draw KLIPI

Zentangle pattern: Klipi. 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 Elena Hadzijaneva’s Zentangle® pattern: Klipi. And: it’s time to help our public school teachers …

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How to draw EXCELLENCE

Zentangle pattern: Excellence. 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® Dina Schaffer’s Zentangle® pattern: Excellence.

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How to draw TIED HUGGINS

Zentangle pattern: Tied Huggins. 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: Tied Huggins.

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How to draw SASHIKONDA

Zentangle pattern: Sashikonda. 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: Sashikonda.

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How to draw CIRCUS

Zentangle pattern: Circus. 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: Circus.

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How to draw POTTED

Zentangle pattern: Potted. 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® Liz Drake’s Zentangle® pattern: Potted.

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How to draw LOTUS FLOWER

Zentangle pattern: Lotus 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 Cyndi Knapp’s Zentangle® pattern: Lotus Flower.

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How to draw LISBA

Zentangle pattern: Lisba. 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® Sanyukta Saxena’s Zentangle® pattern: Lisba.

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Tangle Refresher 238 – How to Tangle a Spiral String, our random string and how to draw Quandary, Warre, Coco, B-Leaf, Fentz

Michele Beauchamp's Zentangle Spiral Guide

Buried Treasure – 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 DARVAZA

Zentangle pattern: Darvaza. 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 Claire Warner’s Zentangle® pattern: Darvaza.

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How to draw FIBORO

Zentangle pattern: Fiboro. 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 Melanie Käfer’s Zentangle® pattern: Fiboro.

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How to draw SNACK

Zentangle pattern: Snack. 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® Tomàs Padrós’s Zentangle® pattern: Snack.

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How to draw ALEA

Zentangle pattern: Alea. 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® Aida Rico’s Zentangle® pattern: Alea.

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Guest Contributor: CZT Barbara Langston’s excellent video guide on how to use TanglePatterns.com

Tangler Tips

Special Edition: Texas CZT Barbara Langston filmed this excellent and thorough video tutorial demonstrating how to get the most out of using all the features of TanglePatterns.com.

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How to draw TOMMY

Zentangle pattern: Tommy. 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® Barbara Duel Johnson’s Zentangle® pattern: Tommy.

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How to draw SATURDAY

Zentangle pattern: Saturday. 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® Yoko Kageyama’s Zentangle® pattern: Saturday.

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How to draw AHOI

Zentangle pattern: Ahoi. 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: Ahoi.

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How to draw RYLL

Zentangle pattern: Ryll. 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® Esther Piszczek’s Zentangle® pattern: Ryll.

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How to draw 4

Zentangle pattern: 4. 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® Damy (Mei Hua) Teng’s Zentangle® pattern: 4.

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How to draw POINPO

Zentangle pattern: Poinpo. 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® Lin Chiu’s Zentangle® pattern: Poinpo.

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