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Zentangle Primer Volume 1The fabulous hardcover book by Zentangle’s co-founders, Zentangle PRIMER Vol 1.

“Absolutely the best Zentangle Book yet! As an accomplished artist I used to think I did not need instruction on this art form. How wrong I was! My tangling improved by leaps and bounds after reading this book.

If you think you have Zentangle down then you need this book more than ever!” ~ Kris H

My name (Linda) in a Zentangle®, using tangles with names starting with the letters of my name. Click this Zentangle to learn more.A very warm welcome to TanglePatterns, 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.

If you are new to Zentangle®, I suggest you visit this page first to get an idea of the focus of TanglePatterns. Here are some suggestions on how to use this site.

Here’s another resource that’s handy for newcomers — Exploring TanglePatterns. Be sure to check out the rest of the pages on the menu at the very top of every page — there’s a wealth of information there you’ll want to see.  Also, don’t miss the TUTORIALS tab on the pink alphabetic tangles menu bar.

Recently I’ve added a new FAQ page on the “About” menu that may answer any other questions you might have.

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TanglePatterns.com TANGLE GUIDE - 2018 Edition The newest Edition of my TanglePatterns.com TANGLE GUIDE. This eBook contains all the tangles on the site from May 2010 through December 31, 2017. With over 1,000 tangles, it's a must-have tool for using the site.
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TanglePatterns.com BEGINNER'S GUIDE to Zentangle®
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A Zentangle jump-start for beginners! This illustrated eBook describes Zentangle®, its origins, the supplies recommended, and the steps of the Zentangle Method.
Contains over a dozen examples of Zentangle-original tangles that are good for Beginners and an interactive list of additional free learning resources. If you don’t have a CZT near you this explains everything you need to know to get started with Zentangle.

 

How to draw SHOOTING STAR

Zentangle pattern: Shootingstar. 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.Happy Monday to you and thanks for being here with us today 🙂

We’ve enjoyed some very entertaining matches so far in the FIFA World Cup — what about Iceland! and Mexico! — and the competition is just warming up! Curious about scores? More excitement to come …

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Tangle Refresher 181 – Featuring Zentangle travel journals, our random string, plus how to draw Jonqal, Aniane, Wacho, Braidle, Drawave

We’ll start by wishing our best to all the avid tanglers gathering in Providence RI this weekend with the folks from Zentangle HQ for the CZT30 certification seminar. It’s guaranteed to be a magical time!

And of course we send Happy Father’s Day wishes to all our wonderful Dads, whether they’re still with us today or with us in our hearts. We’ll be thinking of them all and giving thanks for the blessing of having them in our lives.

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How to draw SLING-SLANG

Zentangle pattern: Sling-Slang. 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 Lisette Hofer’s Zentangle® pattern: Sling-Slang.

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How to draw DAYZEE-MAE

Zentangle pattern: Dayzee-Mae. 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® Bunny Wright’s Zentangle® pattern: Dayzee-Mae.

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Crystals for a Cause: “To Infinity and Beyond!” A Fundraiser to support the TanglePatterns website

Recently my CZT colleague Jenny Perruzzi asked if she could launch this fundraiser to help support TanglePatterns.com. Jenny has announced this fundraiser in her CZT Groups on Facebook. For those (like me) who aren’t Facebook users, I’m sharing Jenny’s post on the site so everyone can get this “perfect symbol of the unity of our Zentangle® community”.

Continue reading: Crystals for a Cause: “To Infinity and Beyond!” A Fundraiser to support the TanglePatterns website

How to draw HEXA

Zentangle pattern: Hexa. 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: Hexa.

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How to draw HEARTS & DIAMONDS

Zentangle pattern: Hearts & Diamonds. 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 Helen Williams’s Zentangle® pattern: Hearts & Diamonds.

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How to draw ILA

Zentangle pattern: Ila. 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: Ila.

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Tangle Refresher 180 – The 2018 FIFA World Cup, our random string, plus how to draw Auraknot, Humpzy, Sea Wave, Flutter Net, Remo

Tangle Refresher!

Buried Treasure – spotlights hidden tangle gems from a year ago in the Zentangle® world! News from the world of international sports, and our random string of the week …

Continue reading: Tangle Refresher 180 – The 2018 FIFA World Cup, our random string, plus how to draw Auraknot, Humpzy, Sea Wave, Flutter Net, Remo

How to draw ZARA

Zentangle pattern: Zara. 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 Beth Snoderly’s Zentangle® pattern: Zara.

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How to draw CARACOLE

Zentangle pattern: Caracole. 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 Lily Moon’s Zentangle® pattern: Caracole.

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How to draw SWEET 101

Zentangle pattern: Sweet 101. 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® Sandy Hunter’s Zentangle® pattern: Sweet 101.

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How to draw 1+1

Zentangle pattern: 1+1. 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: 1+1.

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How to draw CREZENDO

Zentangle pattern: CreZendo. 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® Pam Hartz Miller’s Zentangle® pattern: CreZendo.

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Tangle Refresher 179 – A Royal Wedding, a random string, and how to draw Indy-rella, Jelly Legs, Edgar, Tie, Q-Belle

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

Continue reading: Tangle Refresher 179 – A Royal Wedding, a random string, and how to draw Indy-rella, Jelly Legs, Edgar, Tie, Q-Belle

How to draw BOUCLE

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

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How to draw TONGA

Zentangle pattern: Tonga. 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® Chrissie Frampton’s Zentangle® pattern: Tonga.

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A tutorial by CZT Marguerite Samama on how to create her Zentangle-inspired zenbuttons

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

Special treat! A Zentangle®-inspired tutorial to expand your Zentangle creativity, from CZT Marguerite Samama.

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How to draw PLAD

Zentangle pattern: Plad. 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 Newlin’s Zentangle® pattern: Plad.

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How to draw EL-OH-EL

Zentangle pattern: El-oh-el. 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 Joan Stark’s Zentangle® pattern: El-oh-el.

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Tangle Refresher 178 – Today is our 8th Tangleversary! Revisiting our first string, plus how to draw Echoism, Autumnal, Heartswell, Shark Kisses, Chianti

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TanglePatterns is EIGHT years old today! 🙂 We celebrate with our very first String and more great Buried Treasure …

Continue reading: Tangle Refresher 178 – Today is our 8th Tangleversary! Revisiting our first string, plus how to draw Echoism, Autumnal, Heartswell, Shark Kisses, Chianti

How to draw BATIKI

Zentangle pattern: Batiki. 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® Sandy Hunter’s Zentangle® pattern: Batiki.

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How to draw XO

Zentangle pattern: Xo. 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: Xo.

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How to draw JUMMAH

Zentangle pattern: Jummah. 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: Jummah. And a totally wonderful exploration of May Gibbs and her Gumnut Babies.

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How to draw ILAC

Zentangle pattern: Ilac. 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: Ilac.

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How to draw JESTER

Zentangle pattern: Jester. 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® Marie Browning’s Zentangle® pattern: Jester.

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Tangle Refresher 177 – Featuring a random string, plus how to draw Ellish, Andromeda, Lollywimple, Winflow, Ponio

Tangle Refresher!

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

Continue reading: Tangle Refresher 177 – Featuring a random string, plus how to draw Ellish, Andromeda, Lollywimple, Winflow, Ponio

How to draw NIK

Zentangle pattern: Nik. 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® Bunny Wright’s Zentangle® pattern: Nik.

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How to draw SOOZ

Zentangle pattern: Sooz. 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 Sue Zanker’s Zentangle® pattern: Sooz.

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