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Linda Farmer, Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT#7)Zentangle® is an easy-to-learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns we call tangles.

Greetings! I’m Linda Farmer, a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT®). TanglePatterns.com was created over a decade ago in May of 2010 to serve and network the Zentangle community with new tangles and great creative resources.

A very warm welcome to you, you are certainly among friends. Tanglers are a wonderful, generous and sharing community. I hope you enjoy the site and are inspired by the tangles and many useful resources you find here. Please feel free to add your thoughts in the comments on any page and join in the community.

My name (Linda) in a Zentangle®, using tangles with names starting with the letters of my name. Click this Zentangle to learn more.In my view, Zentangle has changed the landscape of the art world by making it inclusive for anyone who can pick up a pen to experience the personal joy of creativity and artful self expression.

ABOUT ZENTANGLE: For a Zentangle jump-start I highly recommend this excellent free video series for beginners by Zentangle founders Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts, it guides you through the basics of the Zentangle Method™ while you tangle and learn at the same time.

If you are new to the Zentangle art form, I suggest first you visit the ZENTANGLES > WHAT IS A ZENTANGLE page on the menu bar at the top of every page to get an idea of the focus of TanglePatterns.

HOW TO NAVIGATE THIS SITE: Over the years TanglePatterns.com has grown considerably and at first glance can look overwhelming. But fear not! Visit the ABOUT > HOW TO USE THIS SITE page on the top menu bar for an excellent video tutorial showing how to use the site as well as pointing out lots of useful features.

Here’s another resource that’s handy for newcomers — Exploring TanglePatterns. Be sure to check out the rest of the pages on the top menu bar — there’s a wealth of information there you’ll want to see.  Also, don’t miss the TUTORIALS tab on the pink alphabetic tangles menu bar.

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How to draw IRAKU

Zentangle pattern: Iraku. Image © Linda Farmer and TanglePatterns.com. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. You may use this image for your personal non-commercial reference only. The unauthorized pinning, reproduction or distribution of this copyrighted work is illegal.Hi y’all!

Today is Juneteenth, a federal holiday in the United States officially recognized in 2021 establishing Juneteenth National Independence Day.

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How to draw NANCI

Zentangle pattern: Nanci. Image © Linda Farmer and TanglePatterns.com. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. You may use this image for your personal non-commercial reference only. The unauthorized pinning, reproduction or distribution of this copyrighted work is illegal.Hello my tangling friends, so good to see you again and welcome you back for another week of fun tangles to explore.

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Tangle Refresher 261 – Easy exercises to sharpen your line drawing skills, our random string, and how to draw Braze, Jubilee, Haf n Haf, Checkmate, Happy

Buried Treasure! We revisit this fun and easy tutorial – especially great for newbies – on sharpening your line drawing skills. Also spotlighting hidden tangle gems from the past in the Zentangle® world! And our random string of the week …

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How to draw GARLAND

Zentangle pattern: Garland. Image © Linda Farmer and TanglePatterns.com. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. You may use this image for your personal non-commercial reference only. The unauthorized pinning, reproduction or distribution of this copyrighted work is illegal.

Links to online instructions for drawing CZT® Annett Ruempler’s Zentangle® pattern: Garland.

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How to draw KERN

Zentangle pattern: Kern. Image © Linda Farmer and TanglePatterns.com. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. You may use this image for your personal non-commercial reference only. The unauthorized pinning, reproduction or distribution of this copyrighted work is illegal.

Online instructions for drawing CZT® Suzanne McNeill’s Zentangle® pattern: Kern.

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How to draw ARMIRNA

Zentangle pattern: Armirna. Image © Linda Farmer and TanglePatterns.com. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. You may use this image for your personal non-commercial reference only. The unauthorized pinning, reproduction or distribution of this copyrighted work is illegal.

Links to online instructions for drawing CZT® Nadine Roller’s Zentangle® pattern: Armirna.

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How to draw SPILUS

Zentangle pattern: Spilus. Image © Linda Farmer and TanglePatterns.com. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. You may use this image for your personal non-commercial reference only. The unauthorized pinning, reproduction or distribution of this copyrighted work is illegal.

Online instructions for drawing CZT® Sabine Buchmann’s Zentangle® pattern: Spilus.

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How to draw WHIRLIGIG

Zentangle pattern: Whirligig. Image © Linda Farmer and TanglePatterns.com. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. You may use this image for your personal non-commercial reference only. The unauthorized pinning, reproduction or distribution of this copyrighted work is illegal.

Online instructions for drawing Cyndi Knapp’s Zentangle® pattern: Whirligig.

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How to draw HUILA

Zentangle pattern: Huila. Image © Linda Farmer and TanglePatterns.com. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. You may use this image for your personal non-commercial reference only. The unauthorized pinning, reproduction or distribution of this copyrighted work is illegal.

Online instructions for drawing Isabel Wallis’s Zentangle® pattern: Huila.

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How to draw DEECEE

Zentangle pattern: DeeCee. Image © Linda Farmer and TanglePatterns.com. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. You may use this image for your personal non-commercial reference only. The unauthorized pinning, reproduction or distribution of this copyrighted work is illegal.

Online instructions for drawing CZT® Beth Gaughan’s Zentangle® pattern: DeeCee.

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How to draw CARRIELUV

Zentangle pattern: Carrieluv. Image © Linda Farmer and TanglePatterns.com. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. You may use this image for your personal non-commercial reference only. The unauthorized pinning, reproduction or distribution of this copyrighted work is illegal.

Online instructions for drawing CZT® Jacki Rose’s Zentangle® pattern: Carrieluv.

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How to draw CHEBUCTO

Zentangle pattern: Chebucto. Image © Linda Farmer and TanglePatterns.com. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. You may use this image for your personal non-commercial reference only. The unauthorized pinning, reproduction or distribution of this copyrighted work is illegal.

Links to online instructions for drawing CZT® Margaret Bremner’s Zentangle® pattern: Chebucto. I hope you enjoy your Memorial Day weekend with gratitude for the selfless heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom and precious democracy.

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How to draw ARIK

Zentangle pattern: Arik. Image © Linda Farmer and TanglePatterns.com. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. You may use this image for your personal non-commercial reference only. The unauthorized pinning, reproduction or distribution of this copyrighted work is illegal.

Online instructions for drawing Miki Watanabe’s Zentangle® pattern: Arik.

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How to draw SEARCHIN

Zentangle pattern: Searchin. Image © Linda Farmer and TanglePatterns.com. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. You may use this image for your personal non-commercial reference only. The unauthorized pinning, reproduction or distribution of this copyrighted work is illegal.

Online instructions for drawing CZT® Jody Genovese’s Zentangle® pattern: Searchin.

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How to draw REI

Zentangle pattern: Rei. Image © Linda Farmer and TanglePatterns.com. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. You may use this image for your personal non-commercial reference only. The unauthorized pinning, reproduction or distribution of this copyrighted work is illegal.

Online instructions for drawing CZT® Laura Rossi Doria’s Zentangle® pattern: Rei.

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How to draw FOUR 8

Zentangle pattern: Four 8. Image © Linda Farmer and TanglePatterns.com. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. You may use this image for your personal non-commercial reference only. The unauthorized pinning, reproduction or distribution of this copyrighted work is illegal.

Online instructions for drawing CZT® Harumi Kamiya’s Zentangle® pattern: Four 8.

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How to draw ARDENT

Zentangle pattern: Ardent. Image © Linda Farmer and TanglePatterns.com. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. You may use this image for your personal non-commercial reference only. The unauthorized pinning, reproduction or distribution of this copyrighted work is illegal.

Online instructions for drawing Arthur Thurston’s Zentangle® pattern: Ardent. Arthur is five years old.

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Tangle Refresher 260 – How to revive a clogged Micron pen, our random string, and how to draw Betweed, Logan, UBud, Pud, Taiga

Sakura Micron 01 Pen

Buried Treasure – spotlighting hidden tangle and tutorial gems from the past in the Zentangle® world! And our random string of the week …

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How to draw J584

Zentangle pattern: J584. Image © Linda Farmer and TanglePatterns.com. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. You may use this image for your personal non-commercial reference only. The unauthorized pinning, reproduction or distribution of this copyrighted work is illegal.

Online instructions for drawing Cyndi Knapp’s Zentangle® pattern: J584.

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How to draw FLITTER FLOWER

Zentangle pattern: Flitter Flower. Image © Linda Farmer and TanglePatterns.com. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. You may use this image for your personal non-commercial reference only. The unauthorized pinning, reproduction or distribution of this copyrighted work is illegal.

Online instructions for drawing CZT® Barbara Duel Johnson’s Zentangle® pattern: Flitter Flower.

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TanglePatterns Turns 14 Today

May the 4th be with you! Today marks the 14th year of TanglePatterns coming to your inbox. My heartfelt gratitude for your love and support over all these years.

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How to draw SQUIANNE

Zentangle pattern: Squianne. Image © Linda Farmer and TanglePatterns.com. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. You may use this image for your personal non-commercial reference only. The unauthorized pinning, reproduction or distribution of this copyrighted work is illegal.

Online instructions for drawing CZT® Lianne Woods’s Zentangle® pattern: Squianne.

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How to draw ZOLA

Zentangle pattern: Zola. Image © Linda Farmer and TanglePatterns.com. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. You may use this image for your personal non-commercial reference only. The unauthorized pinning, reproduction or distribution of this copyrighted work is illegal.

Links to online instructions for drawing Elena Hadzijaneva’s Zentangle® pattern: Zola.

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How to draw WISH

Zentangle pattern: Wish. Image © Linda Farmer and TanglePatterns.com. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. You may use this image for your personal non-commercial reference only. The unauthorized pinning, reproduction or distribution of this copyrighted work is illegal.

Online instructions for drawing CZT® Nancy Garcia’s Zentangle® pattern: Wish.

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How to draw PATORRILLO

Zentangle pattern: Patorrillo. Image © Linda Farmer and TanglePatterns.com. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. You may use this image for your personal non-commercial reference only. The unauthorized pinning, reproduction or distribution of this copyrighted work is illegal.

Online instructions for drawing CZT® Carmen Muñiz Real’s Zentangle® pattern: Patorrillo.

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How to draw SINE WAVES

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Sine Waves, tangle and deconstruction by Suzanne McNeill. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Online instructions for drawing CZT® Suzanne McNeill’s Zentangle® pattern: Sine Waves.

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How to draw YAROPE

Zentangle pattern: Yarope. Image © Linda Farmer and TanglePatterns.com. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. You may use this image for your personal non-commercial reference only. The unauthorized pinning, reproduction or distribution of this copyrighted work is illegal.

Online instructions for drawing Alexandra Wrights’s Zentangle® pattern: Yarope. Wishing you Happy Earth Day and Happy Passover for all who are observing.

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How to draw OCIP

Zentangle pattern: Ocip. Image © Linda Farmer and TanglePatterns.com. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. You may use this image for your personal non-commercial reference only. The unauthorized pinning, reproduction or distribution of this copyrighted work is illegal.

Online instructions for drawing CZT® Ria Matheussen’s Zentangle® pattern: Ocip.

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How to draw OVERLAP

Zentangle pattern: Overlap. Image © Linda Farmer and TanglePatterns.com. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. You may use this image for your personal non-commercial reference only. The unauthorized pinning, reproduction or distribution of this copyrighted work is illegal.

Online instructions for drawing CZT® Beatrice Aronas’s Zentangle® pattern: Overlap.

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