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Get your TANGLE GUIDE, 2022 Edition now! TANGLE GUIDE, 2022 EditionI’m happy to announce the new updated TANGLE GUIDE, 2022 Edition is now available for instant download from the STORE > EBOOKS page.

Creating the TANGLE GUIDE is a labor of love for me and it’s such fun reviewing all the great new tangles added in the last year as well as time-traveling through all the wonderful “oldies”. They hold a lot of history.

Purchasing your copy of the GUIDE is a huge win-win  — you get an awesome time-saving tool for using while helping keep the site available to you online.

I hope you enjoy using this indispensable resource (“a wonderful reference guide“) and will encourage your tangling friends to get their own copy.

The GUIDE is revised, updated and published in the second week of January each year to include all the tangles from the previous year and add a new feature or two. This edition integrates all of the tangles on the site from May 2010 through December 31st, 2021. Approximately 1,700 tangles!

The BOOK REVIEWS page has more details and a sample page if you want to learn 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 2021. Even better, this Edition contains two more of pages of Michele’s distinctive and exquisite Zentangle artistry. They’re the icing on the cake. Michele shares a little about her 2022 GUIDE creations,

“Fun, fun, fun! I am always surprised and delighted with all the superb tangles that are deconstructed and created each year.

This year I played with 23 tangles and as usual had to control myself and remember to stop and not tangle the whole page.

The organic style tangles seem to attract me where I can merge or let them connect and flow across the page.”

As I said, icing on the cake!

This year’s TANGLE GUIDE has grown to a 96-page PDF resource with the tangle images hot-linked to their post on this site. See a tangle you want to learn (or refresh), simply click or tap the image and you’re instantly transported to the instructions.

Awesome extra 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.

For your convenience the GUIDE includes a page with links to my detailed summaries of all of the Zentangle Project Packs to date.

As always this edition 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” 🙂

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

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

Please take a moment 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 redirect you to your download page, your secure download link is also sent automatically 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.

BTW, Gmail is known to flag regular emails as spam or junk so if you don’t see the PayPal email in your Gmail inbox, check those folders.

For Security Reasons Your Link is Time Sensitive!

For security reasons your link is time-sensitive and expires within 5 days of your transaction.

Be sure to download the file as soon as you complete your transaction.

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 earlier editions to simplify the sorting task I used Microsoft Word and its criteria for alphabetical sorting – and it is undeniably quirky. Now I organize the list to correspond (mostly) with the sequence the tangles are displayed on the site, which also has its own quirks.

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 easy copy-and-paste code.

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

Keep your file in a safe place

Keep a backup copy in a safe place such as 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.

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

Thanks for supporting the site with your purchase!

ENJOY, Cheers and happy tangling!


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


7 comments to Get your TANGLE GUIDE, 2022 Edition now!

  • Jenn Brayton CZT36

    YAY! My favourite annual book release!!!! I love getting the new edition each year and have them on my iPad – makes for an easy time to get to the site, the tangles, and all the fantastic site features <3 So convenient!!

    Thank you for publishing the TanglePatterns book – that's a lot of time, energy, hard work and commitment and it's very appreciated

    • Linda Farmer, CZT

      My humble thanks to you too Jenn! 🙂 I love how quick and easy it is to get directly to the tangles too, if I do say so myself!

  • LM Dochter, CZT

    Yet another package full of awesome from Linda Farmer, CZT. Run, do not walk, to get your TANGLE GUIDE, 2022 edition. Linda’s high editorial standards and cover art by Michele Beauchamps, CZT, are “over the top”. Show your financial support for the most comprehensive reference source IN THE WORLD for all things Zentangle. Get your copy of the guide today.

  • Annette Derksen

    Thanks for the great Tangle guide 2022. Nice to see how easy it is to get to the step outs.
    Am enjoying it.


  • Jacqueline Brewer

    Hi Linda,
    Do you recall in Jan or Feb (sorry, I’m sure you’ve slept since then)
    where you posted in the weekly emails you send out with instructions on how to make a paper exploding or blooming flower. I thought I saved that email but I didn’t.
    Thanks for all your great work on this site.
    Jacki Brewer

    • Linda Farmer, CZT

      Hi Jacqueline, I don’t trust my memory for things like this so I suggest you do what I do. Go to the top right of the site to the “Search” box and type in the the word exploding. The search box is very useful! That should help. Cheers!

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