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Linda Farmer, Certified Zentangle Teacher


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Linda Farmer, Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT#7)Hi there!

You do know that you can simply email me directly – linda [at] tanglepatterns [dot] com, right? But if you like using forms, carry on 😉

If you are new to the site, be sure to visit the ABOUT > HOW TO USE THIS SITE page for CZT Barbara Langston’s excellent video guide on how to get the best out of all the features of

The majority of the inquiries I receive are questions that are already answered on the site, including how to find a Certified Zentangle Teacher near you. This FAQ page is a good starting point before using the contact form. (Also located on the ABOUT > FAQs menu).

Technical issues? Problems with your device? Try Google!

Google is your friend. My skill-set isn’t equipped for me to help with device issues but you can always find answers with a quick Google search.

Problems seeing the site? That usually means your browser is blocking it. Search online for a resolution for your browser’s issue.

Remember, Google is your friend.

Questions about TanglePatterns eBooks

  • Please read this before you contact me about the TANGLE GUIDE:
    • For a detailed description of the TANGLE GUIDE, go to its page on the BOOK REVIEWS menu at the top of any page
    • As instructed on the eBooks ordering page, and on your order confirmation web page, and in the email you received with instructions and your download link, and in the introduction on page 2 of the Guide itself:  make sure you have thoroughly read page 9 of the 2022 Guide (in earlier editions, look for the page entitled “How the Guide works and a few fun ways you can use it”). The blank squares are explained so you understand how the GUIDE works. The introduction on page 2 also contains tips for printing the Guide.
  • If you didn’t download the Guide from your browser when you purchased it, look for the automated email that was sent to the email address you used with PayPal. It contains the download link. If you don’t see the email in your inbox check your junk/spam folders.
  • If you’re having problems getting the links in the eBooks to work, search Google for a solution. This has to do with your software and not the eBooks and usually involves adjusting a preferences setting in your PDF reader software.
  • If you had trouble downloading the file, please search your computer thoroughly before contacting me. Usually it turns out that the file downloaded just fine but you don’t know where it was saved on your computer.

Zentangle® Classes

Firstly, many thanks for your interest. Most appreciated!

I am not currently offering classes because this website and everything it entails takes all of my time and then some, but there are many CZTs in Florida.

The link to the list of Certified Zentangle Teachers is located in the left sidebar of the site under the heading SOURCE WEBSITES and you can find their contact info on the list. Once you locate a name, click on the name in the list for more information.

Contact Form

Please fill in the form below. If you require a reply, double check that you’ve given me the correct email address. Bad email addresses from typos make it impossible for me to reply. This occurs alarmingly more often than you’d think and it’s {incredibly} frustrating for both parties.

As you can appreciate TanglePatterns is a very busy site and if a response is required it’s not unusual for it to take several days. I usually reply during weekday business hours. Your patience is appreciated.

Be sure to whitelist linda [at] tanglepatterns [dot] com in your email program and add me to your contacts so my reply doesn’t get lost in your junk folder – Gmail is infamous for that.

You can also reach me by snail mail at: Linda Farmer,, PO Box 880386, Port St Lucie FL 34988.

Thanks! And BTW — have you done your part to help keep TanglePatterns online and growing? Please SUPPORT TANGLEPATTERNS!


Enhance your Zentangle experience while supporting TanglePatterns:

CURRENT EDITION! TANGLE GUIDE, 2023 Edition TANGLE GUIDE, 2023 Edition The 12th Edition of the TANGLE GUIDE is an instant-download 103-page (50 MB) interactive digital eBook/PDF containing almost 1,900 tangles on the site from May 2010 through December 31, 2022. It's a great resource and a must-have digital tool for using the site. Visit the STORE > E-BOOKS page and help keep online 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



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