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Tangle Refresher 218 – Why Write? Our random string, plus how to draw Avreal, Mosi, Mositoo, Auskelis, Novio

Buried Treasure – And “Why write? Penmanship for the 21st Century”, a TEDx talk. Master Penman Jake Weidmann explores the connections between the pen and how we learn, think, and carry our cultural heritage …

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With thanks – It’s time to renew your financial support to keep TanglePatterns available to you for another year

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Is this unique Zentangle® resource worth the price of an App subscription, a workshop, book or magazine to you? Please make your donation to help keep TanglePatterns available to you. With endless gratitude for your generous support …

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Tangle Refresher 217 – Inexpensive Zentangle®-inspired holiday season DIY projects, our random string, plus how to draw Ambler, Rayz, Roloflex, Skelter, and And

Seasonal DIY Projects

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

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Zentangle® Project Pack #11 Summary – Fee-PHI-Fo-Fun!

Zentangle Project Pack 11

Project Pack #11 – Fee-PHI-Fo-Fun!. This article summarizes each of the videos for this Zentangle Project Pack and includes links to the individual videos. It also includes a download link for the FREE new Markus Operandus II tool created by Zentangle co-founder Maria Thomas. (Its use is explained in the Introductory video.)

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Tangle Refresher 216 – Revisiting the magical aura, our random string, plus how to draw Zander, Lee-Bee, Dollpin, Mi, Bumpadox

Auras in nature

Buried Treasure – Revisiting Maria’s tutorial on the magic of auras, plus spotlighting hidden tangle gems from the past in the Zentangle® world! And our random string of the week …

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What is Neurographica™?

And now for something a little bit different … With time on our hands to do some exploring the last few months, there’s been rising interest in a trademarked drawing method called Neurographica™. Once you’ve seen Neurographic art, combining neurographic lines with tangling seems like a natural fit. But what exactly is Neurographica? Let’s find out …

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Tangle Refresher 215 – Exploring some different patterning techniques, our random string, plus how to draw Well Well Who, Su-sy, Diamante, Chorus, Sporez

Buried Treasure – spotlights hidden tangle gems from the past in the Zentangle® world! Today we explore Joanne Fink’s patterning techniques, and our random string of the week …

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Zentangle® Project Pack #10 Summary – The Legend of Zentangle

Project Pack #10 – The Legend of Zentangle. This article summarizes each of the videos for this Zentangle Project Pack and includes links to the individual videos.

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Tangle Refresher 214 – Exploring the 5-Minute Rule, our random string, plus how to draw Rixty, Jesterstick, Festoon Holiday, Slowpoke, Jester

Buried Treasure – spotlights hidden tangle gems from the past in the Zentangle® world! Exploring “The 5-Minute Rule”, and our random string of the week …

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Kitchen Table Tangles – Zentangle video demonstrating an Aquafleur and Scena Tangleation

KTT 031 - Aquafleur and Scena

The latest public KTT (Kitchen Table Tangles) video from from Zentangle® co-founders Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas.

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Tangle Refresher 213 – CZT María Tovar’s inkless tangling technique, our random string, plus how to draw Wadical, Mofins, Jaxstar, Starsky and Stella

Buried Treasure – spotlights hidden tangle gems from the past in the Zentangle® world! Have fun exploring an inkless tangling technique and our random string of the week …

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Kitchen Table Tangles – Zentangle video exploring the Embedded Letters technique

Kitchen Table Tangles Video - Embedded Letters

The latest public KTT (Kitchen Table Tangles) video from from Zentangle® co-founders Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas.

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Tangle Refresher 212 – CZT Billie Lauder’s Tangle Folk, our random string, plus how to draw Vega, Oofs-a-Daisy, Zeez, Abukas and Fili

CZT Billie Lauder's Tangle Folk

Buried Treasure – spotlights hidden tangle gems from the past in the Zentangle® world! Also featuring CZT Billie Lauder’s Tangle Folk and our random string of the week …

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Today is TanglePatterns 10th Tangleversary!

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On May 4th, 2010, I launched TanglePatterns.com with “Hello Zentangle Zealots!” Little did I know where this adventure would take me, and I couldn’t have done it without you …

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Ways to use the Zentangle® Markus Operandus to create unique Zentangle Strings

Zentangle Project Pack 09

Bonus Content! Even if you don’t have Zentangle’s Project Pack #09, the FREE downloadable “Markus Operandus” created by Maria Thomas is a fantastic tool to have for your Zentangle practice. Here’s how to use it to easily create a variety of unique strings.

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Zentangle® Project Pack #09 Summary – Spring has Sprung

Project Pack #09 – Spring has Sprung. This article summarizes each of the videos for this Zentangle Project Pack and includes links to the individual videos.

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Kitchen Table Tangles – Zentangle Apprentice Lesson #2 with Molly, Indy and Mazzy

The latest public KTT (Kitchen Table Tangles) video from from Zentangle® HQ focuses on tangling for children – Zentangle Apprentice Lesson #2

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New! “Zentangle Primer Vol 1” is now available in a Kindle Edition

Zentangle PRIMER Volume 1

Now available in digital format – THE book to own for all Zentangle enthusiasts – the best and perhaps the only book on the subject you need – in a Kindle Edition for $9.99 at https://amzn.to/2VaDZCi

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Kitchen Table Tangles – A special double helping of Zentangle videos with Rick and Maria

Kitchen Table Tangles from Zentangle®

The latest public KTT (Kitchen Table Tangles) videos from from Zentangle® co-founders Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas … 2-for-the-price-of-1 …

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Tangle Refresher 211 – Tangle your name, our random string, plus how to draw Dewd, Meshmerize, Endo, Counterpoint, Irradial

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Buried Treasure – spotlights hidden tangle gems from the past in the Zentangle® world! This week we also tangle our name and explore our random string of the week …

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Kitchen Table Tangles – Zentangle video of Rick and Maria exploring Paradox tessellations

Special Edition! The latest public KTT (Kitchen Table Tangles) video from from Zentangle® co-founders Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. Watch as they explore Paradox tessellations …

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Tangle Refresher 210 – Tangling on plastic Easter Eggs with CZT Angie Vangelis, our random string, plus how to draw Static, Terra, Double Marasu, Petals, Wooooooo

Tangle Refresher!

Buried Treasure – spotlights hidden tangle gems from the past in the Zentangle® world! A great blast from the past article, AND our random string of the week …

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Zentangle® Project Pack #08 Summary – Dancing in the Moonlight

Zentangle Project Pack #08

Project Pack #08 – Dancing in the Moonlight. This article summarizes each of the videos for this Zentangle Project Pack and includes links to the individual videos. Each video is also posted on the corresponding tangle’s page on TanglePatterns.

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YIPPEE!! No more scary security warnings for you!!

TanglePatterns housekeeping

TanglePatterns.com has now been successfully converted to https and you’ll see a lovely little lock symbol in your browser now. … Carry on, use the site to your heart’s content and tangle tangle tangle 🙂

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Tangle Refresher 209 – A folding card for Valentine’s Day, our random string, plus how to draw Scena, Leading Heart, Membranart, Mountain, Harvey

Tangle Refresher!

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

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NOTICE: TanglePatterns is undergoing major server changes this weekend (February 15-16)

TanglePatterns housekeeping

This coming weekend I’m changing the website over to a secure server. This may mean some site down time … your patience is appreciated!

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Tangle Refresher 208 – The magic of auras, our random string, plus how to draw Ratoon, Cee, Delys, C-rendipity and Flevo

Auras in nature

Buried Treasure – spotlights hidden tangle gems from the past in the Zentangle® world! Including the magic of the Zentangle aura, and our random string of the week …

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TanglePatterns.com TANGLE GUIDE, 2020 Edition is here!

TanglePatterns.com TANGLE GUIDE

It’s ready! The “TanglePatterns.com TANGLE GUIDE, 2020 Edition” including all its useful features and almost 1,400 tangles is now available for instant download from the STORE > EBOOKS page.

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Tangle Refresher 207 – Tangles and tips for beginners, a random string and how to draw Rumpus, Wrapped, Septembies, Clob, and Olipze

Tangler Tips

Welcome to 2020! This week’s Buried Treasure spotlights hidden tangle gems from a year ago in the Zentangle® world, takes a look at tangles for beginners as well as some beginner tips (or reminders for experienced tanglers), and shares our random string of the week …

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Zentangle® Project Pack #07 Summary – The Twelve Days of Zentangle, 2019 Edition – Light & Shadow

Zentangle Project Pack 07

Project Pack #07 – Exploring the world of light and shadow on the new gray Zentangle tiles. This article breaks down in detail the 12 videos of this Zentangle Project Pack and includes links to the individual video tutorials.

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