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My name (Linda) in a Zentangle®, using tangles with names starting with the letters of my name. Click this Zentangle to learn more.Greetings! I’m Linda Farmer, a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT®). I created TanglePatterns.com in May of 2010 to serve and network the Zentangle® community with new tangles and great creative resources.

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Below you will find all the articles posted on the site with the most recent listed first. Enjoy!!


How to draw ZENCLUB TOWER

Zentangle pattern: Zenclub Tower. 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 everyone and welcome to another week of tangles and Thanksgiving celebrations 🙂

Did you know today is the first birthday of the Moscow Zentangle® Club?

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How to make ZIA gift wrap, bags, and boxes, a tutorial by Cyndi Knapp

ZIA gift wrap tutorialHi everyone, thanks so much for keeping me company on this fine November Saturday morning.

Today I’m dropping in to visit with a perfectly-timed seasonal tutorial from Canadian tangler Cyndi Knapp.

Not only does Cyndi have over 20 great tangles on the site but she also recently shared a tutorial on How to make beautiful ZIA travertine coasters. Today she shares tips and ideas on how to make your own seasonal Zentangle®-inspired gift wrap as well as bags, boxes and envelopes.

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How to draw HOOKNYE

Zentangle pattern: HookNye. 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: HookNye.

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How to draw UNGTO TURN

Zentangle pattern: Ungto Turn. 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® James (Jong Seung) Lim’s Zentangle® pattern: Ungto Turn.

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How to draw ABUNDUS

Zentangle pattern: Abundus. 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® Karen Rutter’s Zentangle® pattern: Abundus.

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Tangle Refresher 218 – Why Write? Our random string, plus how to draw Avreal, Mosi, Mositoo, Auskelis, Novio

Buried Treasure – And “Why write? Penmanship for the 21st Century”, a TEDx talk. Master Penman Jake Weidmann explores the connections between the pen and how we learn, think, and carry our cultural heritage …

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How to draw ELANCE

Zentangle pattern: Elance. 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 Sarah Harrison’s Zentangle® pattern: Elance.

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How to draw TRIUMPH

Zentangle pattern: Triumph. 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® Milde Weiss’s Zentangle® pattern: Triumph.

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How to draw FLOSSIL

Zentangle pattern: Flossil. 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® Jodi Christiansen’s Zentangle® pattern: Flossil.

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How to draw ANCHORED

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

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How to draw ALGRA

Zentangle pattern: Algra. 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: Algra.

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How to draw SAWED

Zentangle pattern: Sawed. 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® Laurie Felgate’s Zentangle® pattern: Sawed.

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How to draw ONS

Zentangle pattern: OnS. 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® Curtis Huang’s Zentangle® pattern: OnS.

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How to draw DIAN

Zentangle pattern: Dian. 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® Hiromi Fukuoka’s Zentangle® pattern: Dian.

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How to draw LADDER

Zentangle pattern: Ladder. 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® Hsin-Ya Hsu’s Zentangle® pattern: Ladder.

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How to make beautiful ZIA travertine coasters, a tutorial by Cyndi Knapp

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Canadian tangler Cyndi Knapp shares her easy steps to create lovely ZIA coasters and illustrates it with a tile using her 5D tangle as a string.

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How to draw 5D

Zentangle pattern: 5D. 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: 5D.

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How to draw LAPWING

Zentangle pattern: Lapwing. 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® Lucy Farran’s Zentangle® pattern: Lapwing.

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How to draw SKYESIL

Zentangle pattern: Skyesil. 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 Helen Weber’s Zentangle® pattern: Skyesil.

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How to draw EZE

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Eze, tangle and deconstruction by Emiko Kaneko. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Online instructions for drawing CZT® Emiko Kaneko’s Zentangle® pattern: Eze.

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How to draw MORRISSEAU

Zentangle pattern: Morrisseau. 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® Cherryl Moote’s Zentangle® pattern: Morrisseau.

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Tangle Refresher 217 – Inexpensive Zentangle®-inspired holiday season DIY projects, our random string, plus how to draw Ambler, Rayz, Roloflex, Skelter, and And

Seasonal DIY Projects

Buried Treasure – spotlights hidden tangle gems from the past in the Zentangle® world! And our random string of the week …

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How to draw HOODIE

Zentangle pattern: Hoodie. 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 Rosemary Turpin’s Zentangle® pattern: Hoodie.

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How to draw MIKA

Zentangle pattern: Mika. 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 Sarah Harrison’s Zentangle® pattern: Mika.

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How to draw SIXTARS

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

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How to draw HARP

Zentangle pattern: Harp. 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® Jan Brandt’s Zentangle® pattern: Harp. And how to make a “Dangling Bijou” ornament.

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Zentangle® Project Pack #11 Summary – Fee-PHI-Fo-Fun!

Zentangle Project Pack 11

Project Pack #11 – Fee-PHI-Fo-Fun!. This article summarizes each of the videos for this Zentangle Project Pack and includes links to the individual videos. It also includes a download link for the FREE new Markus Operandus II tool created by Zentangle co-founder Maria Thomas. (Its use is explained in the Introductory video.)

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How to draw BOLLY POINT

Zentangle pattern: Bolly Point. 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® Hilde van Ginhoven’s Zentangle® pattern: Bolly Point.

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