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Linda Farmer, Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT#7)Zentangle® is an easy-to-learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns we call tangles.

Greetings! I’m Linda Farmer, a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT®). TanglePatterns.com was created over a decade ago in May of 2010 to serve and network the Zentangle community with new tangles and great creative resources.

A very warm welcome to you, 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.

My name (Linda) in a Zentangle®, using tangles with names starting with the letters of my name. Click this Zentangle to learn more.In my view, Zentangle has changed the landscape of the art world by making it inclusive for anyone who can pick up a pen to experience the personal joy of creativity and artful self expression.

ABOUT ZENTANGLE: For a Zentangle jump-start this excellent free video series for beginners by Zentangle founders Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts guides you through the basics of the Zentangle Method™ while you tangle and learn at the same time.

If you are new to the Zentangle art form, I suggest first you visit the ZENTANGLES > WHAT IS A ZENTANGLE page on the menu bar at the top of every page to get an idea of the focus of TanglePatterns.

HOW TO NAVIGATE THIS SITE: Over the years TanglePatterns.com has grown considerably and at first glance can look overwhelming. But fear not! Visit the ABOUT > HOW TO USE THIS SITE page for an excellent video tutorial showing how to use the site as well as pointing out lots of useful features.

Here’s another resource that’s handy for newcomers — Exploring TanglePatterns. Be sure to check out the rest of the pages on the top menu bar — there’s a wealth of information there you’ll want to see.  Also, don’t miss the TUTORIALS tab on the pink alphabetic tangles menu bar.

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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 GuideAs part of our once-monthly mining of Buried Treasure within the site, today we’re revisiting an excellent tutorial from Australian CZT Michele Beauchamp — It’s Spiralicious – A Zentangle® Spiral Guide.

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How to draw DARVAZA

Zentangle pattern: Darvaza. 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.Hello again my tangling friends, lovely to have your company this fine day.

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How to draw FIBORO

Zentangle pattern: Fiboro. 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 Melanie Käfer’s Zentangle® pattern: Fiboro.

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How to draw SNACK

Zentangle pattern: Snack. 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: Snack.

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How to draw ALEA

Zentangle pattern: Alea. 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® Aida Rico’s Zentangle® pattern: Alea.

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Guest Contributor: CZT Barbara Langston’s excellent video guide on how to use TanglePatterns.com

Tangler Tips

Special Edition: Texas CZT Barbara Langston filmed this excellent and thorough video tutorial demonstrating how to get the most out of using all the features of TanglePatterns.com.

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How to draw TOMMY

Zentangle pattern: Tommy. 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® Barbara Duel Johnson’s Zentangle® pattern: Tommy.

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How to draw SATURDAY

Zentangle pattern: Saturday. 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® Yoko Kageyama’s Zentangle® pattern: Saturday.

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How to draw AHOI

Zentangle pattern: Ahoi. 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® Annett Ruempler’s Zentangle® pattern: Ahoi.

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How to draw RYLL

Zentangle pattern: Ryll. 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® Esther Piszczek’s Zentangle® pattern: Ryll.

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How to draw 4

Zentangle pattern: 4. 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® Damy (Mei Hua) Teng’s Zentangle® pattern: 4.

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How to draw POINPO

Zentangle pattern: Poinpo. 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: Poinpo.

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How to draw DOTTY

Zentangle pattern: Dotty. 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® Angie Gittles’s Zentangle® pattern: Dotty.

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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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How to draw SGRID

Zentangle pattern: Sgrid. 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® Sylvia Liao’s Zentangle® pattern: Sgrid.

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How to draw BUMBLE BALL

Zentangle pattern: Bumble Ball. 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® Suzanne McNeill’s Zentangle® pattern: Bumble Ball.

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How to draw GRATICULA

Zentangle pattern: Graticula. 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® Lucy Farran’s Zentangle® pattern: Graticula.

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How to draw WALU

Zentangle pattern: Walu. Image © Carla Jooren 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: Walu.

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How to draw DOODID

Zentangle pattern: Doodid. 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® Angie Gittles’s Zentangle® pattern: Doodid.

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How to draw WELL-T

Zentangle pattern: Well-T. 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® Pilar Pulido’s Zentangle® pattern: Well-T.

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How to draw FOLIUM

Zentangle pattern: Folium. 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: Folium.

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How to draw DIABOLO

Zentangle pattern: Diabolo. 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® Alan Quincey’s Zentangle® pattern: Diabolo.

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How to draw POSIE

Zentangle pattern: Posie. 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® Debra Figg’s Zentangle® pattern: Posie.

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How to draw BITONA

Zentangle pattern: Bitona. 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® Yuko Ohashi’s Zentangle® pattern: Bitona.

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How to draw OBELUS

Zentangle pattern: Obelus. 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® Angie Gittles’s Zentangle® pattern: Obelus.

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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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How to draw BALI BREEZEWAY

Zentangle pattern: Bali Breezeway. 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 Karen Bentley’s Zentangle® pattern: Bali Breezeway.

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How to draw KRUFFLE

Zentangle pattern: Kruffle. 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® Kelli King’s Zentangle® pattern: Kruffle.

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