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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!

Buried Treasure! Here’s what was new in the Zentangle® world a year ago – five tangle pattern gems for your tangling pleasure.

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Tangle Refresher!

This is the second anniversary of the Buried Treasure Series! Here’s what was new in the Zentangle® world a year ago – five tangle pattern gems for your tangling pleasure.

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Tangle Refresher!

Buried Treasure! Here’s what was new in the Zentangle® world a year ago – five tangle pattern gems for your tangling pleasure.

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Kass Hall’s new book now available: Zentangle Untangled

Zentangle Untangled, by CZT Kass Hall

Quick announcement that Australian CZT® Kass Hall’s new book “Zentangle Untangled” published by North Light Books is now available, and a link to my review!

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Tangle Refresher!

Buried Treasure! Here’s what was new in the Zentangle® world a year ago – five tangle pattern gems for your tangling pleasure.

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Tangle Refresher!

Buried Treasure! Here’s what was new in the Zentangle® world a year ago – five tangle pattern gems for your tangling pleasure.

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Exploring the elegance of Zentangle in a larger format

Secret Garden by CZT Michele Beauchamp

CZT® Michele Beauchamp answers frequently asked questions about how she creates her beautiful Zentangle-inspired art.

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Tangle Refresher 25 and a Zentangle milestone

Tangle Refresher!

Buried Treasure! Here’s what was new in the Zentangle® world a year ago – five tangle pattern gems for your tangling pleasure. And a very important and exciting piece of news, a “milestone event” from Zentangle.

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TanglePatterns celebrates its second birthday this week!

And I couldn’t have done it without you …

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Tangle Refresher!

Buried Treasure! Here’s what was new in the Zentangle® world a year ago – five tangle pattern gems for your tangling pleasure.

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New free eBook – Copyright for crafters and artists

INTERWEAVE'S "Know Your Rights" free copyright ebook

Most of you are familiar with Interweave through their many magazines and electronic publications. On Thursday (April 26th), Interweave released a free e-book “Know Your Rights: Copyright 101 for Artists and Crafters” in recognition of World Intellectual Property Day. Here is what they have to say about the e-Book, with a link to their free download.

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Advice for using Sakura Micron pens on other surfaces

Tangler Tips

Recently a reader emailed asking for advice about using Sakura micron pens on a painted surface so I contacted Sakura for their guidelines. Their response was very helpful to ensure the best outcome with our art processes.

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Tangle Refresher!

Buried Treasure! Here’s what was new in the Zentangle® world a year ago – five tangle pattern gems for your tangling pleasure.

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Sharing some Zendala fun

Brinn McFetrdige has fun with her Zendala Set

Recently I received an email from tangler Brinn McFetridge of Poquoson, Virginia, telling me how much fun she was having with her new Zendala Set. “I know I am going to want to do these regularly…” She attached several images as proof…

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Zentangle® Tiles now available from TanglePatterns.com

White Zentangle Tiles

Now you can get your Zentangle® tiles from my TanglePatterns store! Thanks to you all for requesting this, and special thanks to my “shipping department” for making it happen.

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Tangle Refresher!

Buried Treasure! Here’s what was new in the Zentangle® world a year ago – five tangle pattern gems for your tangling pleasure. Wishing you all have a safe and very happy Easter weekend.

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It’s Spiralicious! A Zentangle Spiral Guide

Michele Beauchamp's Zentangle Spiral Guide

Today I have an inspirational creative treat for you. I’m naming my Guest Contributor “Queen of the Spirals”, if you’ve seen any of her art you’ll agree with me. She’s Tasmania, Australia’s CZT Michele Beauchamp (aka Shelly Beauch), artist and creator of the beautiful cover on my TanglePatterns.com TANGLE GUIDE. Michele has put together an excellent tutorial on how to draw spiral strings for your Zentangles and Zentangle-inspired art …

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Tangle Refresher!

Buried Treasure! Here’s what was new in the Zentangle® world a year ago – five tangle pattern gems for your tangling pleasure. And news about August and September CZT certification seminars – registration is now open! More news – Zendala Sets are shipping!

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New Zendala Sets are now available

Now available: Zendala Sets

Here’s an exciting new Zentangle product! “Mandala meets Zentangle® in a harmonious union that will positively inspire you to put pen to paper.” Currently new Zendala Sets are only available from CZTs. Here’s the scoop and how to order yours from TanglePatterns today!

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Reader Question: Best pens for tangling with white on black for gourds

Let's discuss it!

Gourd artist Cheryl K. is seeking recommendations about the best pens to use for tangling with white ink on gourds painted black …

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Tangle Refresher!

Buried Treasure! Here’s what was new in the Zentangle® world a year ago – five tangle pattern gems for your tangling pleasure.

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Technical issues now solved!

Last night around 6 PM Eastern TanglePatterns.com experienced a technical issue, making the site inaccessible for the last 12 hours. It has taken quite a long night but thanks to some brainy people the issue is fixed and the site is now back online. I am still having a problem getting the menus sorted out (they disappeared!) – but you can access all the tangles as usual, and the search box works too.

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New Zentangle® pen sets from Sakura

Brand new 11-Piece Zentangle Sakura Micron pen set

Zentangle® creators Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas have teamed up with Sakura®, manufacturers of the Micron 01 pens specifically recommended for tangling, to produce three new Zentangle-branded drawing sets. Here’s what you’ll find in each of the three sets…

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Tangle Refresher!

Buried Treasure! Here’s what was new in the Zentangle® world a year ago – five tangle pattern gems for your tangling pleasure.

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How do you choose tangles?

Let's discuss it!

Yesterday on Tangle Refresher 18, new tangler Mir asked a question about selecting tangles and I thought it was a great question for discussion. Here’s my two cents … what about you, what advice would you give newbies on this subject?

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Tangle Refresher!

Buried Treasure! Here’s what was new in the Zentangle® world a year ago – five tangle pattern gems for your tangling pleasure.

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New TanglePatterns Badge

If you have a blog or a website and would like to add a TanglePatterns badge to it, I’ve just added one to the site. Here’s how to get yours …

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Tangle Refresher!

Buried Treasure! Here’s what was new in the Zentangle® world a year ago – five tangle pattern gems for your tangling pleasure.

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Tangle Refresher!

Buried Treasure! Here’s what was new in the Zentangle® world a year ago – five tangle pattern gems for your tangling pleasure.

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Your feedback on the TanglePatterns.com TANGLE GUIDE

Let's discuss it!

The “TanglePatterns.com TANGLE GUIDE” is going out by email today! I would love your feedback, so if you feel so inclined please leave a comment here.

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