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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: simply pop in any number in the range of 1 to 250.

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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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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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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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Tangle Refresher 259 – Creating simple, colorful backgrounds for your ZIAs, our random string, and how to draw Beeline, Zig Zag Track, Pod Flower, Sampa, Pena

TanglePatterns.com Buried Treasure & Tangle Refreshers

Cyndi Knapp’s tutorial using the Tombow Splash Technique to create colorful backgrounds for your ZIAs. Plus hidden tangle and tutorial gems from the past in the Zentangle® world! And our random string of the week …

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Zentangle’s Project Pack #23 Summary – Birth of The Zentangle Method

Zentangle® Project Pack 23 - Birth of the Zentangle Method

Project Pack #23 – Birth of The Zentangle Method. This article provides detailed notes on each of the videos for this Zentangle Project Pack and makes it easy for you to find all the related videos and any parts of them you may wish to refer to again. Each full video can also be found on the corresponding tangle’s page on TanglePatterns.

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Tangle Refresher 258 – CZT María Tovar’s inkless tangling technique, our random string, and how to draw Beelight, S-Vine, Sikito, Saatin, Tut

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 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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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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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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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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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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Zentangle® Project Pack #22 Summary – The Twelve Days of Zentangle, 2023 Edition – Exploring the Spiral

Zentangle Project Pack 22 - Twelve Days of Zentangle, 2023 Edition

Project Pack #22 – The Twelve Days of Zentangle, 2023 Edition – Exploring the Spiral. This article provides detailed notes on each of the videos for this Zentangle Project Pack and makes it easy for you to find all the related videos and any parts of them you may wish to refer to again. Each full video can also be found on the corresponding tangle’s page on TanglePatterns.

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Tangle Refresher 255 – Celebrating a Florida Christmas, our random string, and how to draw Avreal, Tunnelvision, Shirley, Liuliu Dashun, Double Double

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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Tangle Refresher 254 – Inexpensive Zentangle®-inspired DIY holiday season projects, our random string, and how to draw Well Well Who, Fontana, Peeks, Jud, Kadibra

Seasonal DIY Projects

This Buried Treasure ALSO spotlights easy-to-do economical DIY projects perfect for decorating your home as well as for from-the-heart gifts for friends and loved ones. Plus, observing Veterans Day and Remembrance Day.

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It’s that time of year: Please help me keep TanglePatterns online for another year?

TanglePatterns Angel

I hope you’ll help? This only takes a minute and your contribution makes a huge difference. With deepest gratitude for your loyalty, encouragement and generous support …

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Tangle Refresher 253 – How to tangle a DingsplatZ, our random string, and how to draw Auraknot, Bertee, Ra-on, Azteka, Fitzi

Maria tangles a dingsplatz

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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Tangle Refresher 252 – An Introduction to Neurographic Art, our random string, and how to draw Arukas, Twirlies, Ringrill, Anthem, Arkand

Buried Treasure – An Introduction to Neurographic Art plus spotlighting hidden tangle gems from the past in the Zentangle® world! And our random string of the week …

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Tangle Refresher 251 – Using the free Zentangle® Markus Operandus tools to create unique strings, our random string, and how to draw Assunta, Heartsmeet, Stwist, Edie, sScape

Zentangle Project Pack 09

Buried Treasure – Check out these great FREE tools from Zentangle plus spotlighting hidden tangle and tutorial gems from the past in the Zentangle® world! And our random string of the week …

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Tangle Refresher 250 – CZT Jane Catherine’s “Lightfast or not” tutorial, our random string, and how to draw Aquafleur, Creamy, Threezee, B’Mine, Shearts

TanglePatterns.com Buried Treasure & Tangle Refreshers

Buried Treasure – Tutorial by CZT Jane Catherine about why it’s important to carefully consider the materials you use for color in your art. Also spotlighting hidden tangle gems from the past in the Zentangle® world! And our random string of the week …

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Tangle Refresher 249 – How to draw colored gems with Tombow markers, our random string, and how to draw Ratoon, Q-Ni, Isla, Bartom, Eyedazzler

Marie Browning's Dragonfly with Gems

Buried Treasure – Learn how to use the richly-colored Tombow markers to EASILY create beautiful gems for your artwork, plus more hidden tangle and tutorial gems from the past in the Zentangle® world! And our random string of the week …

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Tangle Refresher 248 – CZT Billie Lauder’s Tangle Folk, our random string, and how to draw Icanthis, Sistar, See, Kazuma, Mintea

CZT Billie Lauder's Tangle Folk

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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TanglePatterns Turns 13 Today!

TanglePatterns Turns 13 on May 4, 2023

Just a note to celebrate the date TanglePatterns came into existence – May 4, 2010 – and muse about the passage of time … How quickly they grow up and become teenagers 😉

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How to draw BALES-V

Zentangle pattern: Bales-V. 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: Bales-V.

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Tangle Refresher 247 – Sharpen your line drawing skills, our random string, and how to draw Gneiss, Eye-V, Momo, Love Handles, Zeppo

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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Zentangle® Project Pack #20 Summary – Blossoming Tangles

Zentangle® Project Pack 20 - Blossoming Tangles

Project Pack #20 – Blossoming Tangles. This article provides detailed notes on each of the videos for this Zentangle Project Pack and makes it easy for you to find all the related videos and any parts of them you may wish to refer to again. Each full video can also be found on the corresponding tangle’s page on TanglePatterns.

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Tangle Refresher 246 – Lynn Mead’s Tree of Life Labyrinth tutorial, our random string, and how to draw Zander, Ayes, F2F, Quasahnt, Vivi

CZT Lynn Mead's Tree of Life Labyrinth String tutorial

Buried Treasure – Revisiting CZT Lynn Mead’s Tree of Life Labyrinth tutorial, and spotlighting hidden tangle gems from the past in the Zentangle® world! Plus our random string of the week …

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Tangle Refresher 245 – An “explosion” folding card for Valentine’s Day, our random string, and how to draw Chillon, Grassroots, Xadent, Divi, Core

Tangle Refresher!

Buried Treasure – A fun folding technique for greeting cards, a hidden heart tutorial, as well as spotlighting hidden tangle gems from the past in the Zentangle® world! And our random string of the week …

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Get your TanglePatterns.com TANGLE GUIDE, 2023 Edition now!

The “TanglePatterns.com TANGLE GUIDE, 2023 Edition”, including all its useful features and almost 1,900 tangles is now available for instant download from the STORE > EBOOKS page. The GUIDE is a fantastic tool for using TanglePatterns.com AND your purchase helps keep the site available to you online.

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Tangle Refresher 244 – Tangles and Tips for Beginners, our random string and how to draw Braze, 123 O’Leary, Jago, Moonesque, Youdoo

TanglePatterns.com Buried Treasure & Tangle Refreshers

Hello there!! Our first edition of Buried Treasure for 2023 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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Joyful Holiday Wishes

Wishing my tangling friends everywhere a peaceful, joyful holiday season and all the best for a Zentangle-y wonder-ful 2023. Merry Christmas!

Wishing my tangling friends everywhere a peaceful, joyful holiday season and all the best for a Zentangle-y wonder-ful 2023. Merry Christmas!

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