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How to draw BENIO

Zentangle pattern: Benio. 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 Benio tangle is from Japanese CZT Hiroko Matsuo and it’s her fourth excellent tangle on the site.

Yesterday Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Hiroko’s home country declared a state of emergency in large parts of Japan. This coronavirus is an insidious enemy we are all dealing with and fighting together around the world.

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How to draw HITCH

Zentangle pattern: Hitch. 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.Monday greetings to you, I hope you are staying safe and healthy. We are all doing the best we can under the circumstances.

How very strange to have Passover and Easter this week with everything else going on …

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Voice-Guided Zentangle® – Lesson 2 with CZT Molly Hollibaugh

Molly Hollibaugh of Zentangle HQ recently began a new video series of tangling lessons with a different approach. There are no images to follow, simply Molly’s calming voice guiding you through this second tangle lesson.

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How to draw BLINKT

Zentangle pattern: Blinkt. 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® Jennifer Hohensteiner’s Zentangle® pattern: Blinkt.

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Voice-Guided Zentangle® – Lesson 1 with CZT Molly Hollibaugh

Molly Hollibaugh of Zentangle HQ has recently begun a new video series of tangling lessons with a different approach. There are no images to follow, Molly’s calming voice will guide you through this tangle lesson.

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How to draw ZENWHEEL

Zentangle pattern: Zenwheel. 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 Melissa Bruce’s Zentangle® pattern: Zenwheel. PLUS “Flowers in Spring” by Martie Kyde, and NOTL Spring Crocuses by Carol Fraser.

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How to draw DIAM’N FEEL

Zentangle pattern: Diam'n Feel. 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: Diam’n Feel.

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How to draw SPIN ‘N’ SWIRL

Zentangle pattern: Spin 'n' Swirl. 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® Shilpi Gupta’s Zentangle® pattern: Spin n Swirl. PLUS: Rachel Maddow’s interview with Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite of the US Army Corps of Engineers, and Dr. Jeffrey VanWingen’s PSA demonstrating safe grocery shopping and takeout food handling tips.

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How to draw SHIRL

Zentangle pattern: Shirl. 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 Joan Stark’s Zentangle® pattern: Shirl. And introducing “Laughter is the Best Medicine” …

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How to draw WANDERLINE

Zentangle pattern: Wanderline. 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® Tomàs Padrós’s Zentangle® pattern: Wanderline. PLUS: “A psychologist’s science-based tips for emotional resilience during the coronavirus crisis” …

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Kitchen Table Tangles – Zentangle video of Rick and Maria exploring Paradox tessellations

Special Edition! The latest public KTT (Kitchen Table Tangles) video from from Zentangle® co-founders Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. Watch as they explore Paradox tessellations …

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How to draw TULIPA

Zentangle pattern: Tulipa. 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® Simone Menzel’s Zentangle® pattern: Tulipa.

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How to draw GOLDHAN

Zentangle pattern: Goldhan. 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 Helen Little’s Zentangle® pattern: Goldhan.

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How to draw MISTY

Zentagle pattern: Misty. 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® Karima Ritter’s Zentangle® pattern: Misty.

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Tangle Refresher 210 – Tangling on plastic Easter Eggs with CZT Angie Vangelis, our random string, plus how to draw Static, Terra, Double Marasu, Petals, Wooooooo

Tangle Refresher!

Buried Treasure – spotlights hidden tangle gems from the past in the Zentangle® world! A great blast from the past article, AND our random string of the week …

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How to draw RINGS

Zentangle pattern: Rings. 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® Cat Kwan’s Zentangle® pattern: Rings.

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How to draw VIBES

Zentangle pattern: Vibes. 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® Shilpi Gupta’s Zentangle® pattern: Vibes.

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Zentangle® Project Pack #08 Summary – Dancing in the Moonlight

Zentangle Project Pack #08

Project Pack #08 – Dancing in the Moonlight. This article summarizes each of the videos for this Zentangle Project Pack and includes links to the individual videos. Each video is also posted on the corresponding tangle’s page on TanglePatterns.

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How to draw SO WAT

Zentangle pattern: So Wat. 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 Pundt’s Zentangle® pattern: So Wat.

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How to draw AWHINGING

Zentangle pattern: Awhinging. 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 Phylis Chen’s Zentangle® pattern: Awhinging.

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How to draw 2 DIAMONDS + A RICE

Zentangle pattern: 2 Diamonds + a Rice. 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 Joan Stark’s Zentangle® pattern: 2 Diamonds + A Rice.

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How to draw WANDW

Zentangle pattern: Wandw. 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® Hsin-Ya Hsu’s Zentangle® pattern: Wandw.

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How to draw BELLAH

Zentangle pattern: Bellah. 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® Beatrice Aronas’s Zentangle® pattern: Bellah.

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How to draw K’LING

Zentangle pattern: K'ling. 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 Indrani Novello’s Zentangle® pattern: K’ling.

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How to draw IRICE

Zentangle pattern: Irice. 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® Lin Chiu’s Zentangle® pattern: Irice.

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How to draw HART-ELLIE

Zentangle pattern: Hart-Ellie. 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® Lee Kay’s Zentangle® pattern: Hart-Ellie.

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How to draw SPRANG

Zentangle pattern: Sprang. 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 Heidi Sue Whitney’s Zentangle® pattern: Sprang.

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TanglePatterns housekeeping

TanglePatterns.com has now been successfully converted to https and you’ll see a lovely little lock symbol in your browser now. … Carry on, use the site to your heart’s content and tangle tangle tangle 🙂

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Tangle Refresher 209 – A folding card for Valentine’s Day, our random string, plus how to draw Scena, Leading Heart, Membranart, Mountain, Harvey

Tangle Refresher!

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

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