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Zentangle Primer Volume 1The fabulous new hardcover book by Zentangle’s co-founders, Zentangle PRIMER Vol 1.

“Absolutely the best Zentangle Book yet! As an accomplished artist I used to think I did not need instruction on this art form. How wrong I was! My tangling improved by leaps and bounds after reading this book. If you think you have Zentangle down then you need this book more than ever!” ~ Kris H

My name (Linda) in a Zentangle®, using tangles whose names start with the letters of my name. Click this Zentangle to learn more.A very warm welcome to TanglePatterns, you are certainly among friends. Tanglers are a wonderful, generous and sharing community. I hope you enjoy the site and are inspired by the tangles and many useful resources you find here. Please feel free to add your thoughts in the comments on any page and join in the community.

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A Zentangle jump-start for beginners! This illustrated eBook describes Zentangle®, its origins, the supplies recommended, and the steps of the Zentangle Method.
Contains over a dozen examples of Zentangle-original tangles that are good for Beginners and an interactive list of additional free learning resources. If you don’t have a CZT near you this explains everything you need to know to get started with Zentangle.

 

How to draw SATSU

Zentangle pattern: Satsu. 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.Inspired by a piece of African fabric, Satsu comes to us from Swiss CZT Tina Hunziker and to date it joins five additional interesting tangles on TanglePatterns she has deconstructed.

Tina lives in Switzerland with her two daughters and from time to time they travel to Gambia in West Africa to visit the girls’ father, Oman.

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How to draw IRIEMON

Zentangle pattern: Iriemon. 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.Today’s Iriemon tangle is from Chepachet, Rhode Island CZT, Bonnie Luther and it’s her first tangle on the site. Bonnie is a member of the CZT#24 seminar from last fall.

Today we also welcome the graduating class of CZT#27 which is finishing up today in Rhode Island, congratulations to all!

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How to draw FLEC

Zentangle pattern: Flec. 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.

Links to online instructions for drawing Jem Miller’s Zentangle® pattern: Flec.

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Tangle Refresher 152 – A random string, plus how to draw tangles Pendrills, Fleavy, Gotcha, Wedge & Bala

Tangle Refresher!

Buried Treasure – spotlights hidden tangle gems from a year ago in the Zentangle® world! A random string, plus how to draw tangles Pendrills, Fleavy, Gotcha, Wedge & Bala

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How to draw SCARROW

Zentangle pattern: Scarrow. 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® Mei Hua Teng’s Zentangle® pattern: Scarrow.

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How to draw ZINGO

Zentangle pattern: Zingo. 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 Indy & Mazzy Hollibaugh’s Zentangle® pattern: Zingo.

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My Easter gifts for you

On the occasion of this Good Friday and the Easter weekend I want to share a beautiful book I’ve been reading the last week or so, and a photograph I took recently.

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How to draw FR’EGGS

Zentangle pattern: Fr'eggs. 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® Bunny Wright’s Zentangle® pattern: Fr’eggs.

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How to draw BARQUILLOS

Zentangle pattern: Barquillos. 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.

Links to online instructions for drawing CZT® Maria Tovar’s Zentangle® pattern: Barquillos.

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How to dye eggs naturally for a new Easter Zentangle tradition

How to dye eggs naturally the old-fashioned way with simple items from your pantry and refrigerator, then tangle away to decorate!

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Tangle Refresher 151 – Featuring “Stages of the quest”

Tangle Refresher!

Buried Treasure – 5 tangle gems from a year ago in the Zentangle® world! Featuring “Stages of the quest” …

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How to draw BRACE-S

Zentangle pattern: Brace-S. 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 YuRu Chen’s Zentangle® pattern: Brace-S.

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How to draw HEARTS-A-FLUTTER

Zentangle pattern: Hearts-a-Flutter. 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® Lesley Goldberg’s Zentangle® pattern: Hearts-a-Flutter.

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How to draw HORTI

Zentangle pattern: Horti. 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® Ria Matheussen’s Zentangle® pattern: Horti.

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How to draw STRUTZ

Zentangle pattern: Strutz. 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 Sarah Fowler’s Zentangle® pattern: Strutz.

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How to draw NOOM

Zentangle pattern: Noom. 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.

Links to online instructions for drawing the Zentangle®-original tangle: Noom.

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Tangle Refresher 150 – On taking time for each stroke

Buried Treasure – 5 tangle gems from a year ago in the Zentangle® world! Featuring thoughts on taking time for each stroke …

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How to draw NOUVART

Zentangle pattern: Nouvart. 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® Ria Matheussen’s Zentangle® pattern: Nouvart.

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How to draw PATIENCE

Zentangle pattern: Patience. 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® Jody Genovese’s Zentangle® pattern: Patience.

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How to draw FEELING KNOTTY

Zentangle pattern: Feeling Knotty. 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.

Links to online instructions for drawing CZT® Cherryl Moote’s Zentangle® pattern: Feeling Knotty.

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How to draw AURACROSS

Zentangle pattern: Auracross. 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® Mina Hsiao’s Zentangle® pattern: Auracross.

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How to draw TORSDAG

Zentangle pattern: Torsdag. 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.

Links to online instructions for drawing Heidi Whitney’s Zentangle® pattern: Torsdag.

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Tangle Refresher 149 – Featuring a tutorial from CZT Marie Browning on how to draw colored gems with Tombow markers

Marie Browning's Dragonfly with Gems

Buried Treasure – 5 tangle gems from a year ago in the Zentangle® world! Featuring CZT Marie Browning’s tutorial on how to draw gems with Tombow markers, and links to more resources on rendering gems

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How to draw TESSELL

Zentangle pattern: Tessell. 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 Judy Okawa’s Zentangle® pattern: Tessell.

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How to draw AH-NYX

Zentangle pattern: Ah-Nyx. 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.

Links to online instructions for drawing CZT® Sadelle Wiltshire’s Zentangle® pattern: Ah-Nyx.

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TanglePatterns STRINGS GUIDE, Volume 5 now available!

TanglePatterns.com STRINGS GUIDE, Volume 5: Strings 201-250

The fifth volume in the “TanglePatterns STRINGS GUIDE” series containing Strings 201-250 is now available at STORE > EBOOKS for instant download. Your purchase helps keep TanglePatterns going and is much appreciated.

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How to draw APROX

Zentangle pattern: Aprox. 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 Susan Pundt’s Zentangle® pattern: Aprox.

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How to draw ELLOSO

Zentangle pattern: Elloso. 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.

Links to online instructions for drawing CZT® Nadine Roller’s Zentangle® pattern: Elloso.

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How to draw BALLBY

Zentangle pattern: Ballby. 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® Mei Hua Teng’s Zentangle® pattern: Ballby.

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