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Linda Farmer, Certified Zentangle Teacher


All contents of this website are Copyright © 2010 – 2018 Linda Farmer, TanglePatterns.com, and artists where named, and protected by United States and international copyright laws.
Copying content in any form other than for your own personal offline reference, is EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED.


Use this Random Tangle Selector with your TanglePatterns.com 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.


Copyright Notice

My copyright notice has always been very clearly published in the “footer” at the bottom AND in the sidebar of every page on this site:

All contents of this website are protected intellectual properties Copyright © 2010 – 2018 Linda Farmer, TanglePatterns.com, and artists where named.
COPYING CONTENT IN ANY FORM other than for your own personal offline reference, is EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED.

Please be aware I have worked incredibly hard and for many, many long hours over several years to create this site and everything displayed on it.

I offer this resource for free, and I am most appreciative of the kind-hearted souls who make a donation of support, purchase my eBooks, or use my affiliate products links to help keep things going.

Without the financial support of the people who use the site, I could not continue this endeavor. If you use the site on a regular basis, please visit the SUPPORT TANGLEPATTERNS page and do your part to help keep this inspirational resource going.

  1. All content of TanglePatterns.com is available solely for your own personal, offline, creative use.
  2. The site’s content is NOT AVAILABLE FOR REPRODUCTION OR PUBLICATION INCLUDING PINNING and is subject to copyright owned by Linda Farmer and TanglePatterns.com.
  3. COPYING CONTENT IN ANY FORM, other than for your own personal offline reference, is prohibited.
  4. COMMERCIAL USE of any content is expressly prohibited and protected by registered copyright owned by Linda Farmer and TanglePatterns.com..
  5. When you create a piece of art in any form that incorporates a tangle/pattern, even sold on art and products, you do not have to label the patterns or credit their creators. Side note: giving credit brings good karma and it’s just good manners to acknowledge your source. For much more on this topic, visit the ZENTANGLES tab on the top menu bar on any page and look for the article “Guidelines for creating Zentangle-inspired Art and Products“.
  6. However, if you’re going to print/publish/sell tangles/patterns and/or their steps, you must obtain permission from its owner (creator) first.
  7. Teachers do not need permission to teach patterns but they should not reproduce the steps as handouts. They should refer students to the original source.
  8. In addition, please read carefully the copyright notice about teaching the Zentangle® method here on the official site’s legal page.
  9. If you have a website or a blog, you are more than welcome to LINK to any of the posts or pages on this site. However you may not take the content or images and republish or pin them.

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. This means “the copyright holder reserves, or holds for their own use, all the rights provided by copyright law, such as distribution, performance, and creation of derivative works; that is, they have not waived any such right.”

Thank you for your understanding and for respecting my time and efforts as well as those of the artists who share their creations with us.

Copyright Primers – Bottom line: if it isn’t yours, don’t take it.

Anyone who has a website or a blog must be knowledgeable about copyright law and a Google search for articles will yield thousands of results. Here are some valuable links for you to check out:

And finally, here’s an excellent video by hand lettering artist Sean McCabe. Check out Sean’s blog and sign up if you are interested in learning about hand lettering.

Enhance your Zentangle experience ...

BRAND NEW! TanglePatterns.com TANGLE GUIDE, 2018 Edition

TanglePatterns.com TANGLE GUIDE - 2018 Edition

The newest Edition of my TanglePatterns.com TANGLE GUIDE. This instant-download 60-page digital eBook contains all the tangles on the site from May 2010 through December 31, 2017. Containing over 1,000 tangles, it's a must-have tool for using the site.

"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.

Visit the BOOK REVIEWS page for more details on its features and view a sample page.
Visit the STORE > E-BOOKS page for more information and support TanglePatterns.com by getting your copy now!
GIFT ORDERS: 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 TanglePatterns.com BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO ZENTANGLE is just what you need to get started. Also available en Français and en Español.

Zentangle Primer Volume 1 Remember you can get your official Zentangle supplies here too, including 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.
"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

The Official Zentangle Kit Another great jump-starter for new tanglers is the original Official Zentangle Kit. The Kit includes all the supplies you'll need to get started properly: Sakura Micron Pens, Zentangle Tiles, pencil, sharpener, tortillion, a booklet and an instructional DVD by co-founder Maria Thomas. Click on the image for more information about the Kit and its contents.


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