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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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Tangle Refresher 243 – A ZIA gift wrap tutorial, our random string and how to draw Ahh, Xlnt, Odir, Typzi, Bonnie

ZIA gift wrap tutorial

Buried Treasure – a detailed tutorial on making ZIA gift wrap 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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Tangle Refresher 242 – Inexpensive Zentangle®-inspired holiday season DIY projects, our random string and how to draw Three & Three, Dana, Loxo, A-Frame, Seespan

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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With Gratitude – Once again it’s time to help keep TanglePatterns online for another great year

TanglePatterns Angel

Please make your contribution today to help keep TanglePatterns available for another inspirational year. With deepest gratitude for your loyalty, encouragement and generous support …

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Tangle Refresher 241 – “Twelve Days of Zentangle”, our random string and how to draw Schway, Peace Out, Wigwag, Owline, Trumpets

Buried Treasure – Getting our holiday season project planning underway 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 240 – The future of penmanship, our random string and how to draw Narfello, Araknidz, Kettling, Pip-In, Vigoh

TanglePatterns.com Buried Treasure & Tangle Refreshers

Buried Treasure – What is the future of handwriting? 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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Zentangle® Project Pack #18 Summary – Introducing Zentangle’s new Translucen-Z Tiles

Zentangle® Project Pack #18 - Introducing Zentangle's new Translucen-Z Tiles

Project Pack #18 – Introducing Zentangle’s new Translucen-Z Tiles and trompe l’oeil techniques inspired by Joris Hoefnagel. 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 239 – Going Dotty, our random string and how to draw Amaze/Stiritup, Lex, Icantoo, Forge, Flontrast

Stippled Zentangle

Buried Treasure – featuring a fun technique for your Zentangles and spotlighting hidden tangle gems from the past in the Zentangle® world! Also, our random string of the week …

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Tangle Refresher 238 – How to Tangle a Spiral String, our random string and how to draw Quandary, Warre, Coco, B-Leaf, Fentz

Michele Beauchamp's Zentangle Spiral Guide

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 237 – Use Zentangle’s free Markus Operandus tool to create unique strings, our random string and how to draw Hurry, Hexonu, Spril ‘Em, 7 Keys, Queen B

Zentangle Project Pack 09

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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A Video Conversation With Zentangle® Co-Founders Rick and Maria

Rick and Maria Video

For those who don’t follow the Zentangle blog, I wanted to share this 96-minute video conversation with Rick and Maria with you. This post includes a brief synopsis for your reference. Learn all about Rick’s and Maria’s background and how the Zentangle Method™ was born … and more.

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Tangle Refresher 236 — Zentangle’s #WELLbeing project for Mental Health Awareness Month, our random string and how to draw Quib, Paradox Reversed, Ribbon Rose, Quagga, Beach Buck

TanglePatterns.com Buried Treasure & Tangle Refreshers

Zentangle’s #WELLbeing project plus 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 235 – Expanding your range of options with the Sakura Micron 01, our random string and how to draw IX, Tatu, Mazorito, Dinoflor, Twilight

Sakura Micron 01 Pen

Buried Treasure – There’s more to the Sakura Micron than meets the eye, plus hidden tangle gems from the past in the Zentangle® world! And our random string of the week …

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Zentangle® Project Pack #17 Summary – The Kaleidoscope of Our Lives

Zentangle Project Pack 17 - The Kaleidoscope of Our Lives

Project Pack #17 – The Kaleidoscope of Our Lives. 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 234 – Zentangle-inspired ideas for Easter, our random string and how to draw Marasu, Ubiko, Anibal, Flog, Konk

TanglePatterns.com Buried Treasure & Tangle Refreshers

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 233 – An “explosion” folding card for Valentine’s Day, our random string, plus how to draw Therefore, Centraal, CaligraV, Vea, Tofube

Tangle Refresher!

Buried Treasure – A fun folding greeting card technique, 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, 2022 Edition now!

TanglePatterns.com TANGLE GUIDE, 2022 Edition

The “TanglePatterns.com TANGLE GUIDE, 2022 Edition”, including all its useful features and over 1,700 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 232 – Tangles and Tips for Beginners, our random string and how to draw Springkle, Quircles, Stikz, Deeday, Jive & Jazz

TanglePatterns.com Buried Treasure & Tangle Refreshers

This Buried Treasure 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 our random string of the week …

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Tangle Refresher 231 – Happy New Year wishes, our random string and how to draw Snail, Broadway, Tektonik, Shira, Liberty Fan

happy-new-year-2022

Best wishes to you for a healthy and fabulous 2022! Enjoy our Buried Treasure spotlighting hidden tangle and tutorial gems from the past in the Zentangle® world! Plus a random string to explore …

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Zentangle® Project Pack #16 Summary – The Twelve Days of Zentangle, 2021 Edition – Keeping Score

Zentangle Project Pack 16 - 2021 TWELVE DAYS OF ZENTANGLE - Keeping Score

Project Pack #16 – The Twelve Days of Zentangle, 2021 Edition – Keeping Score. 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 230 – The art of the Zentangle aura, our random string and how to draw Hollis, Shooting Star, Papermint, Peaooo, Ringz

Auras in nature

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

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