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Linda Farmer, Certified Zentangle Teacher


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TanglePatterns annual request for your assistance with operating costs

Heartful thanks!Greetings my friends, this is the time of year when I must make a personal request for general financial support for the sustainability of for the upcoming year.

Your purchase of TanglePatterns eBooks helps fund my work on the site and I thank you sincerely for that. Today my request is a general appeal for your help underwriting the operating expenses of running the site and for which the big annual bills come due at this time.

In addition to the costs for’s dedicated server and hosting, I pay for ongoing software updates and programming and technical services for performance enhancements that keep the site secure to use and running smoothly. As more and more people visit the site, it’s a challenge to keep the server and its software resilient enough to handle the increasing load. The “free” newsletter you subscribe to is not a free service, I pay a monthly fee for it. Expenses go up each year and with the Zentangle community’s help we can keep the site running reliably and the newsletter delivered to your inbox.

Our community grows daily as more and more people around the world discover the magic of Zentangle® and use this “singular” resource to enhance their art and enrich their lives. It is my honor to keep it current by devoting my time and energies to growing the site with new tangles, and new creative resources and inspiration.

You might not be aware that I run this site by myself. I have no “team”. What you see on the site is just the tip of the iceberg. Managing the day-to-day technical issues and responding to emails takes as much or more of my time and energy as adding new content to the site.

However, as I wrote last year, “I am dedicated to making this site even more interesting by researching many related subjects and integrating them into the tangles. So in addition to learning about Zentangle, together we discover many new, or old, things too. Bits of history, geography, nature, culture, weather, sport, food, wine, and even (gasp) art! Don’t think I’ve tackled science yet, hmmm …

My mission continues but without your financial assistance I would not be able to offer TanglePatterns as a freely available resource.

If you consider the cost of taking a workshop or even a magazine subscription, I think you’ll agree that the steady week-in, week-out value you receive from TanglePatterns in new tangles, strings, helpful tutorials and inspiring creative resources is well worth supporting.

So if you are able to help, please use this PayPal button to make a contribution for the upcoming year. Regardless of the amount, it all helps and is sincerely appreciated. The SUPPORT TANGLEPATTERNS page has my mailing address if you prefer to mail a check or money order and it also explains in a little more detail just what’s involved in running the site.

You do not have to open an account to use PayPal: after you click the button above and update your cart, scroll down the PayPal page and look for the “Don’t have a PayPal account” section. All credit and debit cards are accepted.

With my deepest thanks!From the bottom of my heart, thanks so much for your support. And for your time!

I’ll be back tomorrow with another new tangle …

BTW – As you may have guessed, my new TANGLE GUIDE 2015 Edition will be coming out in the early days of January. I’ll let you know when it’s available!


Enhance your Zentangle experience while supporting TanglePatterns:

CURRENT EDITION! TANGLE GUIDE, 2024 Edition TANGLE GUIDE, 2024 Edition The 13th Edition of the TANGLE GUIDE is an instant-download 109-page interactive digital eBook/PDF containing approximately 2,000 tangles on the site from May 2010 through December 31, 2023. It's a great resource and a must-have digital tool for using the site. Visit the STORE > E-BOOKS page and help keep going by getting your copy now!

"Linda, Thank you! I was relying on too few and getting stuck after 3 years of daily working with Zentangle. This has inspired me to ‘begin again’ with renewed excitement." ~ Barbara R.

See the BOOK REVIEWS page for more details on its features and view a sample page. Note: this is a digital product you download immediately when you place your order, nothing will be physically mailed to you.
GIFT ORDERS FOR ANOTHER PERSON: To give the TANGLE GUIDE as a gift, visit this page to place your gift order.
If you're new to Zentangle® and tangling, my BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO ZENTANGLE is just what you need to get started. Also available en Français and en Español.

Zentangle Primer Volume 1 This is the only Zentangle book you'll ever need: the fabulous Zentangle PRIMER Vol 1. It's your CZT-in-a-book by the founders of Zentangle®. Visit the STORE tab on the top menu bar or click on the image. For more about the content and to read the rave reviews, visit the BOOK REVIEWS tab.
NEW! Now available in KINDLE format for $9.99. Spanish Edition here. Japanese Edition here.
"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


22 comments to TanglePatterns annual request for your assistance with operating costs

  • I appreciate all that you do, Linda and I’m happy to pass this along to a few groups I belong to – I am always recommending your site to everyone and I’ve seen others do the same – many others – If we all just pitched in, I’m sure you would get all the help you need! Best of luck!

  • Sue Zanker

    I happily send a contribution! I wish it could be more, but I think if EVERYONE gives ‘something’ it will help! One would hope that all people who are inspired by your site, would send you some help. Many of us pay willingly for a magazine subscription but hesitate when something is ‘free’…….C’MON EVERYBODY! Linda does SOOOO much for us “behind the scenes” so let’s try and give a little back in thanks for this wonderful inspiring and helpful site!

  • lynnk50

    I will be sending my contribution in early Dec, but will definitely continue supporting you! I love this website and refer many people to it. I’ve helped another group with a website, so I know it takes a lot of work and know that there are overhead fees you have to pay to run this site! You do an awesome job keeping everything updated and keeping the site user friendly!

    So all you tanglers, please help Linda out and send your contribution, too! Thanks you!

  • It’s my pleasure to make a donation to your valuable Zentangle resource. I use your site all the time–it’s my go-to source to find tangles and string patterns. Thank you for your hard work and dedication to keep it updated and running smoothly!

  • Sue

    Happy to donate. This is a brilliant site which I refer to constantly.

  • Thank you Linda for all that you do. My contribution is on its way. I would be lost without your website. You do so much for the Tangle community. Hugs xxx

  • Hi Linda, Thank you for making a new ebook for all of us again. I am happy to contribute to your website for the great reference material you create, I use your ebook all the time.
    Thanks again,

  • Hi Linda. I know it must be difficult to have to ask for money, but I will definitely be sending mine in this week or next. I’m afraid it won’t be a lot, but hopefully, it will be of help to you. Heaven knows how much time and effort you put into this website, not to mention the money! I think if everyone would just make any kind of donation, we should be able to keep you afloat. That is what we all want. This is really the BEST website for people who are into Zentangle®!

    Barb B., CZT

  • Barbara

    Done! And thank you so much, Linda. Whenever I see that I have a new email from you, I click on it before anything else. Your site is invaluable.

  • Thank you Linda. I appreciate so much the online newsletters and all the tangle patterns. I look forward to it all the time.

  • Barbra Falta

    Linda, thanks for all your great work. This site was my introduction to Zentangle and it is still my go-to for inspiration. I could’t send much, but hope it will help.

  • Your web site is unbelievable. Wish I had the expertise you do. Love the site and I’m here every day even just to look. There’s so much here and thanx for spending your time doing this. I’ll also be buying the new ebook 2015 when it comes out.

  • Beverley Carter

    Thanks Linda, I have just donated, I would like to be able to give more as I do really appreciate your site. I enjoy receiving the strings and patterns, but also the wonderful stories where tangling has helped so many people deal with pain, physical and emotional issues. I have shared such stories with many people which has led some of them to take up the “pen” and become part of this amazing network . Your introductions that incorporate other interesting facts about people and places is also great to read.

  • Ruth White

    Donation duly made. Thanks for a great site, my introduction to Zentangle also. Your Tangle Guide is invaluable in expanding my tangling repertoire!

  • Rhonda Bond

    Hi Linda. I’ve just made a donation. Thank you so much for all the work you do. I love getting my weekly emails with new tangles. I think you do a wonderful job and I am so inspired by your efforts in spreading such a wonderful hobby to so many. Warm regards

  • Daphne LaPorte

    Dear Linda,
    I have just sent you a donation – every little bit helps and your work for this site is just amazing! Thanks for all your newsletters, tips and zentangles. I am an addict! Just love it.

  • Thank you so much Linda for all that you do. My contribution is on its way.

  • I sent off my donation! And I am looking forward to your 2015 ebook. I have four other books of yours and find them very helpful!!! You really have a one-of-a-kind website for tangles!!! Thank you so much for all your hard work and time!
    Gratefully yours
    Annette :0)

  • Joyce Francis

    Linda: I totally rely on your website to keep me up to date on the tangles “out there.” I thank you and hope that my donation helps keep you going. I am aware that you run it totally by yourself. When I teach classes I think I talk more about you and your site than I do about Rick and Maria! May 2015 be a year of good health and success.

  • Linda P.

    Donation made. Thanks for all of your hard work on this really terrific website. Happy Holidays.


  • Deborah

    Linda, I want to thank you for this wonder social media that I look at daily. I have submitted my donation on a monthly basis. I hope my contribution will a little and keep TanglePatterns available to all of your tanglers. Again, thank you for your time and wonderful website. Deborah, Houston, Texas

  • Monica Blattner

    I like your website and have no problem purchasing ebooks like I did. If this helps keep you operational I’m all for it. I’ve also purchased several other products from this website and I will continue to do so.
    Thanks for your hard work and dedication to this website.

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