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Tangle Refresher 46

Tangle Refresher!

I was so amazed to see one of my Mom’s favorite tangles, the “Fengl-icious” official tangle Fengle, was introduced a whole year ago. Time flies …

I hope you all get as much enjoyment going back and looking at the “history” of the tangles posted as I do. I encourage you to visit each of them – even if the patterns are familiar to you – to see if there’s a tip or technique there you might learn or be reminded of. So much gets buried in the flow of new tangles and this series is a quick and easy way to brush up.

The Tangle Refresher series, aka Buried Treasure, highlights hidden tangle gems from the past. It can remind you of patterns you might not have used for a while or introduce you to patterns you might not have come across yet.

Here are five more tangle pattern gems and a Tangle Refresher from a year (or two) ago for your tangling pleasure. Happy tangling!

Buried Treasure from a year ago
Zentangle pattern: Fengle Fengle
Zentangle pattern: Lokomotive Lokomotive
Zentangle pattern: Drip-Drop Drip Drop
Zentangle pattern: Allium Allium
Zentangle pattern: Moving Day Moving Day
Revist the Tangle Refresher from a year ago Tangle Refresher 18

More good stuff …

4 comments to Tangle Refresher 46

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  • Larry A

    I am just starting out, and I am probably one of the very few men to tangle, but it seems by the time I learn 10 new patterns, 1000 more have already been designed. I can’t keep up. Can you give this 63 year old man any of your wisdom on this?

    • Linda Farmer, CZT

      Hi Larry and welcome! You can rest assured there are very many men who tangle and in fact there are quite a few male Certified Zentangle Teachers as well. As to your question, I always recommend for people new to Zentangle® to start out by learning the published Zentangle-original tangles. You can find them all with links here on the ZENTANGLES > LINDA’S LIST OF OFFICIAL TANGLE PATTERNS page.

      Many people are quite happy with learning and using just a few tangles, while many others enjoy learning new tangles all the time. I think it’s a bit like doing a new Sudoku, a new challenge for the brain to solve and for the fine motor skills to master. Neither way is right or wrong, it’s simply a personal preference as to what you enjoy and what appeals to you. Relax and have fun.

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