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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 FISH

Zentangle pattern: Fish. 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.Greetings my friends! It’s March and we are inching towards Spring on our calendars. I trust the weather is looking like it too in your neighborhood. Although of course for our friends down under it’s inching towards Fall, another glorious season in the year.

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How to draw SIDE-WINDER

Zentangle pattern: Side-Winder. 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.Last tangle for February 2024!

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How to draw SEIZE

Zentangle pattern: Seize. 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: Seize.

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How to draw ASK

Zentangle pattern: Ask. 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® Mary Masi’s Zentangle® pattern: Ask.

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How to draw CONKLE

Zentangle pattern: Conkle. 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 Wright’s Zentangle® pattern: Conkle.

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How to draw KK

Zentangle pattern: KK. 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® Ellen Weinman’s Zentangle® pattern: KK.

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How to draw FIGURI

Zentangle pattern: Figuri. 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 Dyson’s Zentangle® pattern: Figuri.

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How to draw LOVE

Zentangle pattern: Love. 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: Love. Wishing you sweetness and love this Valentine’s Day …

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How to draw LUVUMOST

Zentangle pattern: LuvUMost. 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® Rachael Schwartz’s Zentangle® pattern: LuvUMost. To all our friends celebrating the Lunar New Year: Wishing you good luck, good health and happiness this new year.

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Tangle Refresher 257 – Maria demonstrates 22 (!) Tipple techniques, our random string, and how to draw BB, Return, Klomp, Wink, Bekk

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Expand your “Tipple” universe with 22 cool Techniques from Maria, “And then some” from Margaret Bremner. This Buried Treasure spotlights hidden tangle and tutorial gems from the past in the Zentangle® world! Plus our random string of the week …

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How to draw HEARTZEN

Zentangle pattern: Heartzen. 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: Heartzen.

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How to draw HEARTNOTIC

Zentangle pattern: Heartnotic. 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: Heartnotic.

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How to draw FLORABELLA

Zentangle pattern: Florabella. 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 Domnauer’s Zentangle® pattern: Florabella.

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How to draw C-CROCHET

Zentangle pattern: C-crochet. 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® Michiyo Kirita’s Zentangle® pattern: C-crochet.

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How to draw APOLLO

Zentangle pattern: Apollo. 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: Apollo.

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How to draw HEART WINDOW

Zentangle pattern: Heart Window. 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: Heart Window.

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How to draw ELI

Zentangle pattern: Eli. 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 Varela Trigo’s Zentangle® pattern: Eli. And Happy Australia Day to all our friends down under!

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How to draw HEARTNUCKLE

Zentangle pattern: Heartnuckle. 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® Toshiko Kitaoka’s Zentangle® pattern: Heartnuckle.

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How to draw SEVEN STEPS

Zentangle pattern: Seven Steps. 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® Vandana Shenoy’s Zentangle® pattern: Seven Steps.

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How to draw BELLA

Zentangle pattern: Bella. 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: Bella.

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New page on the site: A chronology of Zentangle’s 20th Anniversary Journal Project

I’ve added a new page on TanglePatterns.com to provide information and links to Zentangle’s newsletters, blog posts and YouTube videos related to their year-long 20th Anniversary Journal Project. Registration for 2024 CZT seminars is now open!

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How to draw BENAND

Zentangle pattern: Benand. 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 Mollie Zauner’s Zentangle® pattern: Benand.

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How to draw BRAZEN

Zentangle pattern: Brazen. 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® Jodi Christiansen’s Zentangle® pattern: Brazen.

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How to draw VERENI

Zentangle pattern: Vereni. 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: Vereni.

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The brand new 2024 Edition of the “TanglePatterns.com TANGLE GUIDE” is available now!

TanglePatterns.com TANGLE GUIDE, 2024 Edition

I’m delighterd to announce the new updated “TanglePatterns.com TANGLE GUIDE, 2024 Edition” eBook is now available for instant download from the STORE > EBOOKS page. Get yours now and help keep the site going! The BOOK REVIEWS page has more details and a sample page if you want to learn more about this eBook’s contents.

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How to draw TORCH

Zentangle pattern: Torch. 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: Torch.

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How to draw CHOO CHOO LEAVES

Zentangle pattern: Choo Choo Leaves. 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® Tomàs Padrós’s Zentangle® pattern: Choo Choo Leaves.

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Tangle Refresher 256 – Tangles and Tips for Beginners, our random string, and how to draw Three and Three, Javik, Floria, Sprigerz, Oodles

TanglePatterns.com Buried Treasure & Tangle Refreshers

Hello there!! Our first edition of Buried Treasure for 2024 spotlights hidden tangle gems from the past in the Zentangle® world, takes a look at tangles for beginners as well as some beginner tips (or reminders for experienced tanglers), and shares a random string to explore …

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How to draw WINDSOR

Zentangle pattern: Windsor. 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® Chrissie Frampton’s Zentangle® pattern: Windsor. With warmest wishes, may happiness be yours this holiday season!

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