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My name (Linda) in a Zentangle®, using tangles with names starting with the letters of my name. Click this Zentangle to learn more.Greetings! I’m Linda Farmer, a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT®). I created TanglePatterns.com in May of 2010 to serve and network the Zentangle® community with new tangles and great creative resources.

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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 DREAM DANCER

Zentangle pattern: Dream Dancer. 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.Hi there and a very happy Wednesday to you.

Today we’re exploring Pennsylvania CZT Christine Reyes’s Dream Dancer tangle.

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How to draw PEEC

Zentangle pattern: Peec. 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.Greetings my friends, lovely to “see” you once again.

I hope you’re doing well and keeping safe 🙂

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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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How to draw MYMUZE

Zentangle pattern: Mymuze. 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® Heidi Kay’s Zentangle® pattern: Mymuze.

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How to draw ZYAMA

Zentangle pattern: Zyama. 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 Cyndi Knapp’s Zentangle® pattern: Zyama.

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How to draw ZYOKO

Zentangle pattern: Zyoko. 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 Cyndi Knapp’s Zentangle® pattern: Zyoko.

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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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How to draw 11

Zentangle pattern: 11. 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: 11.

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How to draw VASE

Zentangle pattern: Vase. 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 Anastasia Atkinson’s Zentangle® pattern: Vase.

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How to draw TWINKLE

Zentangle pattern: Twinkle. 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® Leslee Feiwus’s Zentangle® pattern: Twinkle.

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How to draw CAMBER

Zentangle pattern: Camber. 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 Donna Stanchfield’s Zentangle® pattern: Camber.

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How to draw NAYU

Zentangle pattern: Nayu. 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® Emiko Kaneko’s Zentangle® pattern: Nayu.

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How to draw QNEZ

Zentangle pattern: Qnez. 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® Susan Kelley Pundt’s Zentangle® pattern: Qnez.

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How to draw KEETA

Zentangle pattern: Keeta. 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 Harrison’s Zentangle® pattern: Keeta.

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How to draw SUTRA

Zentangle pattern: Sutra. 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 Priya Sabhlok’s Zentangle® pattern: Sutra.

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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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How to draw VEEZE

Zentangle pattern: Veeze. 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® Margaret Bremner’s Zentangle® pattern: Veeze.

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How to draw P1

Zentangle pattern: P1. 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 Eris Swanstrom’s Zentangle® pattern: P1.

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How to draw NSTITCHES

Zentangle pattern: Nstitches. 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 Eris Swanstrom’s Zentangle® pattern: Nstitches.

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Tangler Dawn Conner shares her Zentangle-inspired “Hidden Heart” in a step-by-step tutorial

My Hidden Heart by Dawn Conner

California tangler Dawn Conner shares her fun and easy tutorial for an “eye-catching” ZIA …

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How to draw FLISH

Zentangle pattern: Flish. 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® Mimi Topping’s Zentangle® pattern: Flish.

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How to draw SHARK’S REEF

Zentangle pattern: Shark's Reef. 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® Jasmine Jehangir’s Zentangle® pattern: Shark’s Reef.

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How to draw SWITCHING

Zentangle pattern: Switching. 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 Tina Raymaekers’s Zentangle® pattern: Switching.

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How to draw STIRITUP

Zentangle pattern: Stiritup. 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 video instructions for drawing the Zentangle®-original tangle: Stiritup.

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How to draw FLOO and FLOO-ISH

Zentangle pattern: Floo-ish. 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 video instructions for drawing the Zentangle®-original tangle: Floo. Includes a second video with Martha tangling her Floo-ish variation.

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How to draw XIRCUS

Zentangle pattern: Xircus. 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 video instructions for drawing the Zentangle®-original tangle: Xircus.

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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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How to draw C-KNOTS

Zentangle pattern: C-Knots. 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 Valli Ganti’s Zentangle® pattern: C-Knots.

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How to draw BONSAI

Zentangle pattern: BonSai. 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® Kazue Ito’s Zentangle® pattern: BonSai.

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