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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.


ARCHIVES TANGLE GUIDE, 2020 Edition is here! TANGLE GUIDE, 2020 EditionI’m so pleased to announce the new TANGLE GUIDE, 2020 Edition is now available for instant download from this link to the STORE > EBOOKS page.

And the price hasn’t gone up! 🙂 It’s still an AMAZING bargain at $15.

It’s such a win-win — you get a fantastic tool for using the site while helping keep it available online.

The Guide is revised and updated and published at the beginning of each January to include all the tangles from the previous year. This 9th edition integrates all of the tangles on the site from May 2010 through December 31st, 2019. Almost 1,400 tangles!

The BOOK REVIEWS page has more details and a sample page if you want to know more about it.

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 section of the eBook.

This year’s TANGLE GUIDE has grown to a 79-page (54 MB) PDF resource with the tangle images hot-linked to their post on this site.

Awesome features!

Several extra features and articles make the TANGLE GUIDE an indispensable aid to using the site. It’s not only fantastic having a printed version to refer to, but where the Guide really shines is as an interactive digital aid.

On page 2 the “Guide Contents” directory has “Quick Links” so you can jump to any section of the Guide. Even better, on page 10 where “The Tangles” begin there’s a “Quick Links” feature so you can jump immediately to any letter of the alphabet when you’re looking for a particular tangle.

Also updated for the 2020 Edition is the “Zentangle Terminology” section with new terms added during the year. When you see an unfamiliar term, or want to refresh your memory, you’ll have this handy reference at your fingertips.

This year’s edition again contains a reprint of CZT Sandy Hunter‘s excellent article, A post with no pictures. Sandy has graciously given me permission to include her article “in perpetuity” 🙂

To get your copy of the new TANGLE 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.

Technical stuff

Do take time to read the important information at the top of that page before you purchase the TANGLE GUIDE and note 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 has successfully completed your browser will be redirected to another page containing your personalized secure download link. To avoid file corruption, you must SAVE the document to your device before you attempt to open it. Once it has downloaded completely to your device you can then open the document and print it.

If your browser fails to open another page, your secure 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 with your download link so they don’t delete your email by mistake.

You don’t have to open an account to use PayPal: when you check out you will be given the choice of paying with a PayPal account OR with a debit or credit card. If you choose to pay with an e-check, when your check clears in 3-5 days your download link will be sent to the email address you used in PayPal.

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 bound to ask. In prior editions to simplify the sorting task I used Microsoft Word and its criteria for alphabetical sorting – and it is undeniably quirky. Again this year I’ve reorganized the list to correspond (mostly) with the sequence the tangles are displayed on the site, which also has its own quirks.

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 all the wonderful “oldies”. I hope you enjoy using this handy resource and will encourage your tangling friends to get their own copy.

Spread the word!

Please spread the word on social media, in a post and/or add a “badge” for the new TanglePatterns TANGLE GUIDE on your blog – see the bottom of the RIGHT sidebar for the code.

Encouraging your tangling friends to support the site by getting their copy of the latest edition is so greatly appreciated.

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

Cheers and happy tangling!

Keep your file in a safe place

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.

Paraphrasing the late Canadian artist Robert Genn, I’d love to do it, but I’d need an extra week tacked onto every day. Replacements for lost files can be ordered and downloaded from the STORE > EBOOKS page.


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



3 comments to TANGLE GUIDE, 2020 Edition is here!

  • Dessie Arnold

    Thank you Linda for this labor of love! I love your website, your tri-weekly pattern shares, and this wonderful resource.

  • Aline Picard

    L O V E L O V E L O V E
    What a great job!

    The 2020TanglePatternsGuide is really fantastic!! Surprising how it is complete, easy to use and well done. EveryOne here needs it for sure!

    Can you imagine your life without the sensational Tangle Patterns web site?
    Hurry up!! Allez-y!! Schnell!! Buy it right now, it is a good move!!!

    Huge thanks to Linda and Michele for their great work!
    And to all of you who contribute.


  • Thank you Linda and Michele for a great job, a wonderful source of tangles and inspiration for all tanglers from all over the world!!!

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