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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.

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How to draw HEARTBEAT

Zentangle pattern: Heartbeat. 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 friends and welcome back for our final tangle for the first month of 2023.

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How to draw HEARTBLOSSOM

Zentangle pattern: Heartblossom. 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 my tangling friends, lovely to see you again and I hope your week has been a good one …

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How to draw MONDS

Zentangle pattern: Monds. 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: Monds.

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How to draw SPIRALOOP

Zentangle pattern: Spiraloop. 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® Rita Nikolajeva’s Zentangle® pattern: Spiraloop.

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How to draw ONEVY

Zentangle pattern: Onevy. 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: Onevy. To all our friends celebrating Chinese New Year: Wishing you good luck, good health and happiness this new year.

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How to draw ZIGGI

Zentangle pattern: Ziggi. Image © Zentangle. 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: Ziggi.

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How to draw IKSHANA

Zentangle pattern: Ikshana. 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® Priya Sabhlok’s Zentangle® pattern: Ikshana.

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How to draw PAIS-WELL

Zentangle pattern: Pais-Well. 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: Pais-Well.

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How to draw PRELUDE

Zentangle pattern: Prelude. 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® Beatrice Aronas’s Zentangle® pattern: Prelude.

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How to draw QURTUBA

Zentangle pattern: Qurtuba. 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: Qurtuba.

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Tangle Refresher 244 – Tangles and Tips for Beginners, our random string and how to draw Braze, 123 O’Leary, Jago, Moonesque, Youdoo

TanglePatterns.com Buried Treasure & Tangle Refreshers

Hello there!! Our first edition of Buried Treasure for 2023 spotlights hidden tangle gems from the past in the Zentangle® world, takes a look at tangles for beginners as well as some beginner tips (or reminders for experienced tanglers), and shares a random string to explore …

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Joyful Holiday Wishes

Wishing my tangling friends everywhere a peaceful, joyful holiday season and all the best for a Zentangle-y wonder-ful 2023. Merry Christmas!

Wishing my tangling friends everywhere a peaceful, joyful holiday season and all the best for a Zentangle-y wonder-ful 2023. Merry Christmas!

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Zentangle® Project Pack #19 Summary – The Twelve Days of Zentangle, 2022 Edition – Zentomology

Project Pack #19 – The Twelve Days of Zentangle, 2022 Edition. 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 BILBOTARRA

Zentangle pattern: Bilbotarra. 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 Itxaso Ruiz’s Zentangle® pattern: Bilbotarra.

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How to draw POUYANG

Zentangle pattern: Pouyang. 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: Pouyang.

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How to draw HALUTA

Zentangle pattern: Haluta. 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® Kazumi Ikegami’s Zentangle® pattern: Haluta.

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How to draw BRIXBOX

Zentangle pattern: BrixBox. 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 Anneke van Dam’s Zentangle® pattern: BrixBox.

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How to draw MYSEALIAM

Zentangle pattern: Mysealiam. 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: Mysealiam. Plus, a link to the original Embedded Letters Technique video.

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How to draw THRIVE

Zentangle pattern: Thrive. 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® Michelle Dugdale’s Zentangle® pattern: Thrive.

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Tangle Refresher 243 – A ZIA gift wrap tutorial, our random string and how to draw Ahh, Xlnt, Odir, Typzi, Bonnie

ZIA gift wrap tutorial

Buried Treasure – a detailed tutorial on making ZIA gift wrap as well as 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 HELTER

Zentangle pattern: Helter. 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® Debbie Raaen’s Zentangle® pattern: Helter.

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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.

Online instructions for drawing CZT® Elisabet Hillerud’s Zentangle® pattern: Frozen Nandini.

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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.

Online instructions for drawing CZT® Hilde van Ginhoven’s Zentangle® pattern: Spindle.

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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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