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RANDOM SELECTOR

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 204 – Exploring the elegance of Zentangle in a larger ZIA format, our random string, plus how to draw Spoken, Asgard, Shorely, Spangle, Zenjellies

Tangle Refresher!

Buried Treasure – spotlights hidden tangle gems from the past in the Zentangle® world! Plus tips for exploring the elegance of Zentangle in a larger format (Zentangle-Inspired Art), and our random string of the week …

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Zentangle® Project Pack #06 Summary – No Mistakes

Zentangle Project Pack #6

Project Pack #06 – No Mistakes. This article summarizes the 10 videos of this Zentangle Project Pack and includes links to the individual videos. The post also contains links to the previous Project Pack Summaries on TanglePatterns.

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Tangle Refresher 203 – A parlor trick, our random string, plus how to draw Flux, Bysomnus, Tufton, Z’ele, Capz

Buried Treasure – spotlights hidden tangle gems from the past in the Zentangle® world! A parlor trick tutorial and our random string of the week …

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Tangle Refresher 202 – Tips for using white ink on black Zentangle tiles, our random string, plus how to draw Fengle, Hemp, M-Anning, Trisnail, Oddbalz

Tips for using white ink on Black Zentangle® and Zendala Tiles

Buried Treasure – spotlights hidden tangle gems from the past in the Zentangle® world! Tips for using white ink on black tiles, and our random string of the week …

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Kitchen Table Tangles – Zentangle video of Maria tangling a Zendala tile from start to finish

The latest public KTT (Kitchen Table Tangles) video from from Zentangle® co-founders Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. Marvelous and mesmerizing! Watch and learn as Maria tangles a Zendala tile from start to finish.

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Save the dates! CZT certification seminar dates for 2020 have been announced

For everyone interested in becoming a Certified Zentangle Teacher and for CZTs planning to attend again, here are the 2020 USA seminar dates for your planning purposes.

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Tangle Refresher 201 – Colored gems, our random string, plus how to draw Noom, Trilad, PS23, Firecracker, Agni

Marie Browning's Dragonfly with Gems

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

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Guest post: CZT Jenny Perruzzi’s 2nd Annual TanglePatterns Fundraiser

the 2nd Annual Tangle Patterns Fundraiser

It’s time for the 2nd Annual TanglePatterns Fundraiser! Use the link to purchase a gorgeous piece from the Touchstone Crystal line by Swarovski and support TanglePatterns while you’re at it. “It’s a win-win: you get to sparkle, and Linda gets some very much appreciated assistance.”

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Tangle Refresher 200 – Zenbuttons, our random string, plus how to draw Waybop, Cirli, Companion, Chaist, Cross-ur-heart

TanglePatterns Tutorial: How to create CZT Marguerite Samama's Zenbuttons

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

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Today is TanglePatterns 9th Tangleversary!

TanglePatterns is 9 today!

And I couldn’t have done it without you …

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Zentangle® Project Pack #05 Summary – Zentangle Cartouches

Project Pack No. 05

Project Pack #05 – Zentangle Cartouches. This article summarizes the 10 videos of this Zentangle Project Pack and includes links to the individual videos.

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Easter gifts of peace and loving-kindness

On the occasion of this Good Friday, the Easter weekend and the beginning of Passover …

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Tangle Refresher 199 – Coloring eggs naturally for Easter, our random string, plus how to draw Icanthis, Beebug, Camreap, Olluan, Tint

Buried Treasure – spotlights hidden tangle gems from the past in the Zentangle® world! Featuring an Easter egg tutorial and our random string of the week …

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Tangle Refresher 198 – Exploring the range of the Micron 01 pen, our random string, plus how to draw Chainging, Apacore, Scallamp, Purze, C-View

Sakura Micron 01 Pen

Buried Treasure – spotlights hidden tangle gems from the past in the Zentangle® world! Exploring the range of the Micron 01 pen, and our random string of the week …

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Tangle Refresher 197 – Zentangle-inspired mini-canvases, our random string, plus how to draw Tagh, Frunky, Trella, 2V, Rainbow Bridge

Buried Treasure – spotlights hidden tangle gems from a year ago in the Zentangle® world! Featuring Zentangle-inspired mini-canvases, plus our random string of the week …

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Tangle Refresher 196 – Adding glorious color to your ZIAs, our random string, plus how to draw Squid, D’eneh, Dreamdex, Plingh, Papz

tn-marie-browning-zia-tombow-dual-brush-pens

Buried Treasure – spotlights hidden tangle gems from a year ago in the Zentangle® world! Tutorial on adding glorious color to your ZIAs, and our random string of the week …

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Tangle Refresher 195 – Tangled Love, our random string, plus how to draw Rixty, Floose, Trefoil, Zari, SoDeceiving

Buried Treasure – spotlights hidden tangle gems from a year ago in the Zentangle® world! Featuring CZT Carole Ohl’s “Tangled Love” tutorial, and our random string of the week …

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Tangle Refresher 194 – A unique Valentine’s Day card, our random string, plus how to draw Snail, Flec, Iriemon, Satsu, Faux Weave

Tangle Refresher!

Buried Treasure – spotlights hidden tangle gems from a year ago in the Zentangle® world! Also featuring an “explosion” Valentine’s Day card and our random string of the week …

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TanglePatterns.com TANGLE GUIDE, 2019 Edition is here!

You’ve been waiting very patiently, and here it is! The “TanglePatterns.com TANGLE GUIDE, 2019 Edition” including some great new features and all the tangles is now available for instant download from the STORE > EBOOKS page.

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Tangle Refresher 193 – Tangles for beginners, a random string and how to draw Quib, Barquillos, Fr’eggs, Zingo, Scarrow

Tangler Tips

Welcome to 2019! This week’s Buried Treasure spotlights hidden tangle gems from a year ago in the Zentangle® world, takes a look at tangles for beginners, and shares our random string of the week …

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Zentangle® Project Pack #04 Summary – The Twelve Days of Zentangle, 2018 Edition – Making a Zentangle Spinner

Linda's Zentangle Spinner

Project Pack #04 – Making a Zentangle Spinner. Here’s my recap of all 14 of the “Zentangle Spinner” series lesson videos and links to 2018’s “Twelve Days of Zentangle” …

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Give the endless gift of Zentangle this holiday season

Giving the gift of Zentangle® is not only a thoughtful idea at any time, you are sharing an endless, life-long rewarding practice with your friends and loved ones. And your co-workers!

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Tangle Refresher 192 – Inexpensive Zentangle®-inspired DIY crafts, our random string, plus how to draw Punzel, Strutz, Horti, Hearts-a-flutter, Brace-S

Buried Treasure – spotlights hidden tangle gems from a year ago in the Zentangle® world! Featuring inexpensive seasonal crafts, and our random string of the week …

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Tangle Refresher 191 – Featuring how to make sweet Zentangle-inspired gift boxes, our random string, plus how to draw Printemps, Auracross, Feeling Knotty, Patience, Nouvart

Zendala gift boxes

Buried Treasure – spotlights hidden tangle gems from a year ago in the Zentangle® world! Plus CZT Dorian Eng’s video tutorial on how to make sweet Zentangle-inspired gift boxes, and our random string of the week …

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I have a favor to ask you …

When you compare the value you get from TanglePatterns for a whole year of new creative content week in and week out to the cost of a single workshop or a book or a magazine subscription, I would like to believe you agree this resource is worth at least that much to you.

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Rick and Maria introduce Zentangle at the National Museum of American Illustrators summer lecture series

In this video Zentangle co-founders Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts introduced the art of Zentangle at the final event of the National Museum of American Illustrators (NMAI) 2018 Summer Lecture Series in Newport, Rhode Island, Enjoy the exquisite examples of Maria’s artistry through the years …

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Tangle Refresher 190 – Tangling glass ornaments, our random string plus how to draw Bales, Aprox, Ah-nyx, Tessell, Torsdag

Tangled Ornaments Tutorial by CZT Anna Houston

Buried Treasure – spotlights hidden tangle gems from a year ago in the Zentangle® world! Featuring CZT Anna Houston’s tangled glass ornaments tutorial, and our random string of the week …

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Tangle Refresher 189 – Going dotty, our random string, plus how to draw Oof, Trifle, Clamz, Ballby, Elloso

Stippled Zentangle

Buried Treasure – spotlights hidden tangle gems from a year ago in the Zentangle® world! Going Dotty, plus our random string of the week …

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Tangle Refresher 188 – It’s Spiralicious, our random string and how to draw IX, VO, Siri, Heart2Heart, Ten-Shun

Michele Beauchamp's Zentangle Spiral Guide

Buried Treasure – spotlights hidden tangle gems from a year ago in the Zentangle® world! An excellent tutorial on how to draw spiral strings for your Zentangles, AND our random string of the week …

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Tangle Refresher 187 – Sharpen your line drawing skills, our random string, plus how to draw Hurry, LeeLee, Wibble, Zimba, Heart Offset

Simone Bischoff's Line Art Lessons

Buried Treasure – spotlights hidden tangle gems from a year ago in the Zentangle® world! This week we visit Simone Bischoff’s fun six-part line drawing tutorial to help sharpen our line drawing skills, plus we have our random string of the week and five more tangle gems …

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