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Linda Farmer, Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT#7)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.

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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.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. On the ABOUT > HOW TO USE THIS SITE page you’ll find helpful suggestions for using the site.

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 BITONA

Zentangle pattern: Bitona. 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 again my tangling friends, today we’re exploring a lovely organic tangle that can grow in all directions on a Zentangle® tile. Always useful in your tangle repertoire.

Bitona is from Japanese CZT Yuko Ohashi and it’s her first on the site. Yuko is from Tobakamicho and is one of 122 listed Certified Zentangle Teachers in Japan.

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How to draw OBELUS

Zentangle pattern: Obelus. 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, great to see you again for another week of fun tangles to explore …

Today’s Obelus is another in CZT Angie Gittles series of super easy (EasyPeasy) tangles. (And it might be a surprise vocabulary addition, as it was for me.)

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Tangle Refresher 236 — Zentangle’s #WELLbeing project for Mental Health Awareness Month, our random string and how to draw Quib, Paradox Reversed, Ribbon Rose, Quagga, Beach Buck

TanglePatterns.com Buried Treasure & Tangle Refreshers

Zentangle’s #WELLbeing project plus 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 BALI BREEZEWAY

Zentangle pattern: Bali Breezeway. 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 Karen Bentley’s Zentangle® pattern: Bali Breezeway.

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How to draw KRUFFLE

Zentangle pattern: Kruffle. 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® Kelli King’s Zentangle® pattern: Kruffle.

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How to draw HAMMERSMITH

Zentangle pattern: Hammersmith. 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: Hammersmith. With Happy Mother’s Day wishes …

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How to draw ZUTTO — and Celebrating 12 Years of TanglePatterns!

Zentangle pattern: Zutto. 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® Yuko Takamasu’s Zentangle® pattern: Zutto.

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How to draw FLAPJACK

Zentangle pattern: Flapjack. 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: Flapjack.

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How to draw KEEK-O-BLOOM

Zentangle pattern: Keek-o-Bloom. 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: Keek-o-Bloom.

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How to draw BLOCK-CHAIN

Zentangle pattern: Block-Chain. 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 Ludmila Katz’s Zentangle® pattern: Block-Chain.

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How to draw RIGGLE

Zentangle pattern: Riggle. 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® Alan Quincey’s Zentangle® pattern: Riggle.

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How to draw GURDIL

Zentangle pattern: Gurdil. 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: Gurdil.

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How to draw JEWELZ

Zentangle pattern: Jewelz. 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: Jewelz.

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How to draw JEWELY

Zentangle pattern: Jewely. 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: Jewely.

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How to draw WALLACE

Zentangle pattern: Wallace. 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® Reyes Galindo’s Zentangle® pattern: Wallace.

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How to draw SWIFTLY

Zentangle pattern: Swiftly. 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 Beth Gaughan’s Zentangle® pattern: Swiftly. With Happy Easter and Happy Passover wishes …

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How to draw PAMPA

Zentangle pattern: Pampa. 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® Petra Blonk’s Zentangle® pattern: Pampa.

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How to draw YOLO

Zentangle pattern: Yolo. 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: Yolo.

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Tangle Refresher 235 – Expanding your range of options with the Sakura Micron 01, our random string and how to draw IX, Tatu, Mazorito, Dinoflor, Twilight

Sakura Micron 01 Pen

Buried Treasure – There’s more to the Sakura Micron than meets the eye, plus hidden tangle gems from the past in the Zentangle® world! And our random string of the week …

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How to draw TWEIGHT

Zentangle pattern: Tweight. 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® Karima Ritter’s Zentangle® pattern: Tweight.

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How to draw DEA

Zentangle pattern: DEA. 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 Marlene Grefig’s Zentangle® pattern: DEA.

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How to draw IVM

Zentangle pattern: IVM. 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: Ivm.

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How to draw ZAZU

Zentangle pattern: Zazu. 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: Zazu. Also, Tombow’s Splash Technique.

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How to draw EASYPEASY

Zentangle pattern: EasyPeasy. 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: EasyPeasy.

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Zentangle® Project Pack #17 Summary – The Kaleidoscope of Our Lives

Zentangle Project Pack 17 - The Kaleidoscope of Our Lives

Project Pack #17 – The Kaleidoscope of Our Lives. 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 GELIS

Zentangle pattern: Gelis. 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® Encarna Rodríguez’s Zentangle® pattern: Gelis. (With tips for making a dot grid.)

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How to draw LOVE

Zentangle pattern: Love. © Linda Farmer and TanglePatterns.com. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. You may use this image for your personal non-commercial reference only. Republishing or redistributing IN ANY FORM including pinning is prohibited under law without express permission.

Online instructions for drawing CZT® Angie Gittles’s Zentangle® pattern: Love.

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How to draw JAYBARZ

Zentangle pattern: Jaybarz. 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® Sue Clark’s Zentangle® pattern: Jaybarz.

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How to draw THIS WAY

Zentangle pattern: This Way. 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: This Way.

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