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Use this Random Tangle Selector with your TANGLE GUIDE to help you select tangles. See Pages 7 and 9 of the Guide for instructions. You can also use this to select random Strings: simply pop in any number in the range of 1 to 250.



Help keep this one-of-a-kind Zentangle® resource going for 2018!

Please help keep the lights on and your emails coming for 2018 Dear tangling friends,

Each year at this time I appeal to all users and subscribers of TanglePatterns to once again make a contribution, large or small, to help with the operating costs of keeping this unique Zentangle® resource going for another year.

I depend on the financial support of the site’s users and subscribers to help me keep TanglePatterns going. There is no financial support from Zentangle, Inc. or any other corporate sponsors. And just as the yearly cost of living continues to escalate all the time, so do the operating costs of keeping the site running smoothly and securely.

This annual November fundraising drive helps to pay the site’s many operating expenses — dedicated server, multiple software licenses, and assorted behind-the-scenes service providers  — and ensures I can continue to keep encouragement and fresh creative inspiration coming to you week in and week out, all year long.

I use this site several times a week, consider it a spot of brightness in my day! I’m relatively new, and hope to contribute patterns of my own, soon. For now, a monetary contribution is certainly a fair trade! ~ Susan M

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Linda, I have made many purchases from your site and I use it as a reference tool at least DAILY. Your emails are one of the best parts of getting my mail….I squeal when I see I have something new from you! I can’t tell you how very much you are appreciated for so many things. Like others here, I am on a disability income so funds are quite limited, but I will be setting up a small monthly donation. That, coupled with my purchase, will make at least a very small ‘ding’ in operating costs.

From the bottom of my heart, I give you my very deepest thanks for all you do. Zentangle and this site became a life-ring when I definitely needed one in my life. ~ Rita

Your contribution matters, no matter how large or small.


Sometime ago, I decided this site and Linda deserved my help as I use her site every day for one thing or another.

I am an aged pensioner living on a government pension in Australia, so as a result I have to be somewhat frugal with my funds! However, I am SURE that like me, EVERYONE reading this CAN afford the cost of a cup of coffee once a month, YES?! I arranged with my bank to deduct an amount and send it to Linda every month, which keeps on giving, without me having to even remember once a year.

Give up the cost of ONE CUP OF COFFEE A MONTH and if EVERYONE who uses this site did that, it will be wonderful and a great help I am sure. Go on, arrange it now and DO SOME GIVING BACK to Linda and all she does for us all with ~ Sue Z

If you gain creative inspiration from TanglePatterns, please ensure this unique site continues to be available to you and the worldwide Zentangle community.

Somebody last year suggested that, since Tangle Patterns is sort of a club where we can share patterns, ideas, photos, etc. maybe we could make a “club membership” type of donation and I thought that was a great idea. So I am sending my small annual donation today via PayPal! Thank you so much for all that you do on our behalf, Linda! ~ Rosemary

To the faithful tanglers who have supported the site in the past, my deepest appreciation and thanks to you for caring and helping TanglePatterns continue to exist.

Since I use your site many times each week, and find it incredibly useful, and easy to navigate, I shall continue making a monthly contribution. Thank you for all the skill, time, and effort you put into this resource. ~ Noka

If my email newsletters brighten your day and you enjoy using the creative resources of this “Wikipedia of Zentangle” (as my CZT colleague Matt W. calls it**), please know that your contribution matters to me. Click the PayPal button below and help keep the goodness coming for another year. (And it brings you good karma!)

Linda, Your dedication to this website is a blessing to anyone who supports the arts. I can’t draw an accurate stick figure but I can tangle, thanks to your detailed, interesting, educational website. Your website not only teaches Zentangle, but history, geography, and anthropology. The worldwide audience of Zentangle has opened up the world to me. I look forward to being introduced to something new in every email you send. While I will offer my financial support, I can never truly repay you for all you have given me! ~ ZaBeth

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In gratitude, thank you for all you do and give to the Tangle community, Linda. We shouldn’t take you for granted! ~ Roseanne

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Thank you Linda for making all of this possible. Lives have been changed and improved because of you and your website! ~ Nancy P.

You do not have to open an account to use PayPal. When you click the secure button below and update your cart with your donation, you are given the option of using PayPal or your debit or credit card. There is also a checkbox to make your contribution an automatic monthly “TanglePatterns club membership” payment if you wish.

If you prefer to contribute by mail my mailing address is: Linda Farmer,, PO Box 880386, Port St Lucie FL 34988.

The SUPPORT TANGLEPATTERNS page on the top menu bar also contains the PayPal button so you can support the site whenever you can, at any time of the year.

With deepest gratitude and love and all good wishes,

linda farmer
Founder (and the only “staff”) of

Another way you can support TanglePatterns

If you subscribe to the email newsletter and use regularly but don’t have a copy of my TANGLE GUIDE yet, or maybe you have an old version, this is another option for supporting the site.

Purchasing this instant-download PDF eBook containing 7 years of tangles not only helps keep the site going, but it also gives you a fantastic tool for choosing tangles and for using the site. {And if you’re planning to submit your tangles it’s also a convenient way to check over 1,000 tangles to see what’s already been published.}

More eBook guides are available too like the Beginner’s Guide to Zentangle and five volumes of String Guides containing 250 different strings.. You can find them on the STORE > EBOOKS page. TANGLE GUIDE, 2017 Edition (US $15)

Over 1,000 tangles! This is the 6th and current Edition of my TANGLE GUIDE. It contains all the tangles on the site from May 2010 through December 31, 2016. This is a must-have tool for using the site. Click on the cover image for more information. (54 pages, 24 MB)
Be sure to read page 9, it describes the features and explains the blank squares so you understand how the TANGLE GUIDE works.
Note: You can edit the suggested amount of $16 appearing in your cart – the extra $1 covers the fees PayPal charges me for your purchase. You can also edit the dollar amount to add a contribution of support for the site. TANGLE GUIDE - 2017 Edition    

Note – The 2018 Edition of my TANGLE GUIDE with all the site’s tangles through 12/31/2017 will be available in the Store around the second week of January, look for an announcement when it’s ready.

3 comments to Help keep this one-of-a-kind Zentangle® resource going for 2018!

  • Angela

    This site was a life saver for me. I went through a very stressful incident a couple of years ago. Finding this site gave me a something to focus on that was not that awful time in my life and helped me to let go of the anger and sorrow that was dragging me down. Thank you for everything you do.

  • Paula R. Trueax

    I use this site daily and it too was a life saver for me. I will have to donate closer to the 20th of the month (as a teacher who gets paid once a month) but the website kept me from going bonkers when my son was killed in Iraq (KIA 1-26-09). I zentangled, crocheted and knitted until I was exhausted but now I enjoy teaching the patterns to my art students and have applied for one of the scholarships…here’s hoping I will see you in person!!!!

  • Linda Gutin

    I’m so glad to read of others who benefit from this site as much as I do, and for similar reasons. I can’t thank Linda Farmer enough for maintaining this site and then helping me when I was having trouble downloading my Tangle Collection. Being an ‘elder’ my computer skills are limited so please know how appreciative I am of your assistance. The tangle guide is a treasured addition for my daily tangling, always reminding me of forgotten tangles. I’m glad to contribute to the continuation of this treasured gift for us tanglers!

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