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How to draw BLOOMERZ

Zentangle pattern: Bloomerz. 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, thanks again for joining me today!

Well if that wasn’t the most amazing fireworks display wrapping up the wonderful Inaugural evening celebrations, I’m not sure what could be better. So many highlights to the day, and such an emotional one in so many ways. Still feeling drained …

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How to draw ZIRAFFE

Zentangle pattern: Ziraffe. 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!

It’s a momentous Wednesday in the USA but for the sake of normalcy — and prayers that normalcy will return post haste now the clock has struck midday — I’m carrying on here like nothing’s going on and expecting good things 😉 AND, I’m taking the day off to watch EVERYTHING. Goosebumps day.

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How to draw TENTOCULOUS

Zentangle pattern: Tentoculous. 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: Tentoculous.

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How to draw 4GIVING

Zentangle pattern: 4Giving. 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: 4Giving.

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How to draw SCUTTLE

Zentangle pattern: Scuttle. 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: Scuttle.

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How to draw ARIUM

Zentangle pattern: Arium. 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 Matsuo’s Zentangle® pattern: Arium.

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It’s the TENTH Edition! TanglePatterns.com TANGLE GUIDE, 2021 is available now!

It’s ready! I’m pleased and proud to announce that the TENTH edition of the “TanglePatterns.com TANGLE GUIDE” – the 2021 Edition – including all its useful features and over 1,500 tangles is now available for instant download from the STORE > EBOOKS page.

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How to draw BELTED

Zentangle pattern: Belted. 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: Belted.

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How to draw PIP PIP

Zentangle pattern: Pip Pip. 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 Ann N’Gadi’s Zentangle® pattern: Pip Pip.

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Tangle Refresher 220 – Tangles and tips for beginners, a random string and how to draw Festune, Wavlin, Tupuk, Tupi and Earjool

TanglePatterns.com Buried Treasure & Tangle Refreshers

Welcome to 2021, the tangled edition! This Buried Treasure 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 our random string of the week …

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Zentangle® Project Pack #12 Summary – The Twelve Days of Zentangle, 2020 Edition – Zentangle Renaissance

Project Pack 12 - The Twelve Days of Zentangle, 2020 Edition

Project Pack #12 – Zentangle Renaissance. This article summarizes each of the videos for this Zentangle Project Pack and includes links to the individual videos. Plus Happy Holiday wishes and many blessings for a healthful, hopeful 2021!

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How to draw AKEBIA

Zentangle pattern: Akebia. 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® Gloria Barocio’s Zentangle® pattern: Akebia.

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How to draw TESSALATIONS

Zentangle pattern: Tessalations. 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 Douglas’s Zentangle® pattern: Tessalations.

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How to draw SEVEN FLOWER

Zentangle pattern: Seven 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 Shalini Rajesh’s Zentangle® pattern: Seven Flower.

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How to draw WIRBEL

Zentangle pattern: Wirbel. 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 Zuhal Fischer’s Zentangle® pattern: Wirbel.

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Tangle Refresher 219 – Zentangle-inspired zenbuttons, our random string, plus how to draw Centipede, Unbatz, Safflower, 8 Double C, Daisy Chain

TanglePatterns Tutorial: How to create CZT Marguerite Samama's Zenbuttons

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 DEESIE

Zentangle pattern: Deesie. 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: Deesie. And Happy Hanukkah wishes!

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How to draw FF (Frozen Falling)

Zentangle pattern: FF. 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® Cat Kwan’s Zentangle® pattern: FF (Frozen Falling).

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How to draw CANTIRE

Zentangle pattern: Cantire. 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® Margaret Bremner’s Zentangle® pattern: Cantire..

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How to draw MIZZLE

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Online instructions for drawing Indrani Novello’s Zentangle® pattern: Mizzle.

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How to draw TEMARI

Zentangle pattern: Temari. 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: Temari.

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Maria and Molly demonstrate how to make adorable Zentangle tile gift trinket and money holders

zentangle-trinkets

In this video Zentangle® co-founder Maria Thomas and her daughter Molly Hollibaugh demonstrate how to make adorable trinket holders using Zentangle tiles.

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How to draw GIGI

Zentangle pattern: Gigi. 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® Annie Taylor’s Zentangle® pattern: Gigi.

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How to draw CAPULLO

Zentangle pattern: Capullo. 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® Gloria Barocio’s Zentangle® pattern: Capullo. With warmest Thanksgiving wishes …

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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.

Online instructions for drawing Natalia Sitnikova’s Zentangle® pattern: Zenclub Tower.

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

ZIA gift wrap tutorial

In this tutorial Canadian tangler Cyndi Knapp shares her tips and techniques for creating beautiful Zentangle-inspired gift wrap, gift bags, gift boxes and envelopes. She includes photographs of her projects to inspire you.

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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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