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ARCHIVES TANGLE GUIDE, 2017 Edition is here! TANGLE GUIDE - 2017 EditionYou’ve been waiting for it eagerly and I’m so pleased and excited to announce that the 2017 Edition of my TANGLE GUIDE is now available for instant download in the Store!

This SIXTH Edition of the Guide is revised and updated and integrates all of the tangles on the site from May 2010 through December 31st, 2016.

Continuing her TANGLE GUIDE tradition CZT Michele Beauchamp has added her beautiful Zentangle®-inspired art to the cover. In her ZIA Michele features many of the tangles that appeared on the site during the past year. As a special bonus, a second page of Michele’s delicate artistry introduces the tangles.

This year’s TANGLE GUIDE has grown to a 54-page (23 MB)  PDF resource with all of the pattern images hot-linked to their post on this site.

With her gracious permission, this year’s edition again contains a reprint of CZT Sandy Hunter‘s excellent article, A post with no pictures. Perfect to have this handy as a reference for you when you need it.

Additionally I included several extra features and articles to make this an indispensable aid to using the site.

To get your copy of the 2017 Guide, click the cover image above or go to the top menu bar on any page on the site and select the STORE > EBOOKS page.

Do take time to read the important information at the top of that page before you purchase the Guide and note that there are several eBooks on that page so TAKE YOUR TIME AND CHOOSE YOUR PURCHASE CAREFULLY!

The entire download process is automated — when your transaction is successfully completed your browser will be redirected to another page containing your personalized download link. You must SAVE the document to your device before you attempt to open it or the file download will become corrupted.

If your browser fails to open another page, your download link is also sent to the email address you used in PayPal. If you use the email address of a “significant other”, remember to let them know you are expecting a confirming email so they don’t delete it by mistake.

You do not have to open an account to use PayPal: after you click the cart button and update your cart, scroll down the PayPal page and look for the “Don’t have a PayPal account” section. You can use any credit or debit card. If you choose to pay with an e-check your download link will be emailed to you in 3-5 days when your check clears.

How to order by mailNote: If you prefer to make your purchase by mail, you can send a check or money order (US$ money order if you are from outside the USA) with your email address PRINTED CLEARLY to:

Linda Farmer,, PO Box 880386, Port St Lucie FL 34988. When your payment is received I will email you an eBook download link.

A word about the alphabetic sorting of the tangles for those who are going to ask, especially the librarians and editors in the community. To simplify the sorting task I use Microsoft Word and its criteria for alphabetical sorting differs from that of other programs, including the software on the site itself. (And from the rules I learned.) But I go with Word as the path of least resistance and if you have quibbles with its sort order I invite you to take it up with Microsoft!

The BOOK REVIEWS page for this year’s Guide has also been updated with more information and a sample page.

Thanks for supporting the site with your purchase! Creating my TANGLE GUIDE is a labor of love for me and it was such a pleasure reviewing all the great new tangles added in the last year, as well as revisiting the “oldies”. I hope you enjoy using this handy resource and will encourage your tangling friends to get their own copy.

If you have a blog or website I’d love it if you’d post a “badge” for my new Guide on it – see the bottom of the RIGHT sidebar for the code. A million thanks!

And as always, your feedback, comments and suggestions are always most welcome.

Cheers and happy tangling!

Keep your file in a safe place on your device

And keep a backup copy in a safe place like a memory stick. Due to the frequency of requests to replace lost files and the personal time involved in handling these requests, lost files are not  replaced free. Replacements for lost files can be ordered and downloaded from the STORE > EBOOKS page.


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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




9 comments to TANGLE GUIDE, 2017 Edition is here!

  • Dear Linda,

    Thank you so much for making this guide available. I look forward to it every year. I know that a HUGE amount of effort goes into maintaining this site and creating the guide. I truly appreciate it. I’ve added a donation to the cost of the guide and thank you once again for this wonderful gift.

    I will add your badge to my website.

    Karen Lynn

  • Lesley Goldberg

    Thank you so much Linda!
    A wonderful guide and will be encouraging my students to make a purchase.

  • Suzie O

    I love my 2016 guide and thinking about getting 2017. It’s been the best book I have so far. It’s better than any zentangle book on the market! This book is totally with regard to wanting others to learn without any self-promotion or saluting their own works.

  • Greg Stewart

    Thank you Linda. We really appreciate you putting this together for us and maintaining it each year. It is so nice to receive the daily refreshers to stimulate our brains!
    Happy New Year!

  • Esther Piszcek

    Thank you, Linda!! I can only imagine the enormous amount of time and effort you expend just on putting the tangle guide together, not to mention the daily maintenance of Your efforts are noticed and appreciated. Thank you so much! And thank you Michele Beauchamp for creating original, beautiful, and inspirational Zentangle (R) inspired art to make the Tangle Guide a truly unique resource! Happy Tangling New Year!!

  • Karen Lloyd

    Thank you so much, Linda! This has to be a HUGE undertaking, and this edition is even better than 2016’s edition. I think that this book and definitely your site, make all the difference in the world to making Zentangle so much easier to spread around. Thank you, again!

  • Karen Lloyd

    And also, big thanks to Michele Beauchamp for her beautiful artwork in this year and last year’s editions. It’s a great combination, having Michele’s and Linda’s good work together, and Sandy’s too!

  • Dina Pavlis

    Love the latest Tangle Guide and the addition of the quotes throughout! Thank you for putting this out each year and for maintaining this site.

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