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

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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.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.

If you are new to Zentangle®, I suggest you visit this page first to get an idea of the focus of TanglePatterns. Here are some suggestions on how to use this site.

Here’s another resource that’s handy for newcomers — Exploring TanglePatterns. Be sure to check out the rest of the pages on the menu at the very top of every page — 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.

I’ve also added an FAQ page on the “About” menu that may answer any other questions you might have.

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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 QUASAHNT

Zentangle pattern: QuaSahnt. 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.A new tangler and fellow Floridian Heidi Kay joins us today to share her QuaSahnt tangle, her first on the site.

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How to draw F2F

Zentangle pattern: F2F. 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.We’ve had a lot of “new” Zentangle®-original tangles the last few days that kind of took over the tangles I already had planned so here’s a bonus for you today.

This minimalist, optical illusion tangle is from Spanish tangler Tomàs Padrós. Tomàs has several popular tangles on the site, this is his eighth.

He calls it Fringe to Fringe or F2F for short and shares a bunch of ways to explore the tangle’s concept.

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How to draw AVREAL

Zentangle pattern: Avreal. 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: Avreal.

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How to draw QUABOG

Zentangle pattern: Quabog. 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: Quabog.

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How to draw STATIC

Zentangle pattern: Static. 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: Static.

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How to draw WADICAL

Zentangle pattern: Wadical. 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: Wadical.

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How to draw FESTUNE

Zentangle pattern: Festune. 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: Festune.

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How to draw KNASE

Zentangle pattern: Knase. 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: Knase.

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How to draw ZANDER

Zentangle pattern: Zander. 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: Zander.

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How to draw AYES

Zentangle pattern: Ayes. 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® Mary D’Angelo’s Zentangle® pattern: Ayes.

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How to draw CORE

Zentangle pattern: Core. 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 Beth Snoderly’s Zentangle® pattern: Core. And Hanukkah greetings for all our Jewish tangling friends …

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STORIES: Zentangle is a life saver for CZT caregiver whose husband had a stroke and now has Lewy Body Dementia (LBD)

STORIES: How Zentangle changes lives

In this occasional series on TanglePatterns, readers describe in their own words how Zentangle® has changed their lives. Canadian CZT Carol Schmidt describes how tangling has been a lifesaver for her as her husband first suffers a stroke and now has Lewy Body Dementia.

Continue reading: STORIES: Zentangle is a life saver for CZT caregiver whose husband had a stroke and now has Lewy Body Dementia (LBD)

Give the endless gift of Zentangle this holiday season

Giving the gift of Zentangle® is not only a thoughtful idea at any time, you are sharing an endless, life-long rewarding practice with your friends and loved ones. And your co-workers!

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How to draw DIVI

Zentangle pattern: Divi. 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: Divi. Also: registration is now open for 2019 Certified Zentangle Teacher training seminars, including a new CZT-Europe program.

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How to draw XADENT

Zentangle pattern: Xadent. 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 (Damy) Teng’s Zentangle® pattern: Xadent.

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How to draw GRASSROOTS

Zentangle pattern: Grassroots. 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® Lianne Woods’s Zentangle® pattern: Grassroots.

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STORIES: Zentangle helps get through rehab after major surgery and relieve restless leg syndrome (RLS)

STORIES: How Zentangle changes lives

In this occasional series on TanglePatterns, readers describe in their own words how Zentangle® has changed their lives. Tangler Joyce B. shares how Zentangle helped her get through rehab after major surgery and, she discovered, it relieves restless leg syndrome (RLS)

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Tangle Refresher 192 – Featuring inexpensive Zentangle®-inspired DIY crafts, our random string, plus how to draw Punzel, Strutz, Horti, Hearts-a-flutter, Brace-S

Buried Treasure – spotlights hidden tangle gems from a year ago in the Zentangle® world! Featuring inexpensive seasonal crafts, and our random string of the week …

Continue reading: Tangle Refresher 192 – Featuring inexpensive Zentangle®-inspired DIY crafts, our random string, plus how to draw Punzel, Strutz, Horti, Hearts-a-flutter, Brace-S

How to draw YOUDOO

Zentangle pattern: Youdoo. 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 Murphy’s Zentangle® pattern: Youdoo. And giving thanks for our blessings …

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How to draw MOONESQUE

Zentangle pattern: Moonesque. 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: Moonesque.

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How to draw JAGO

Zentangle pattern: Jago. 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: Jago.

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How to draw 1 2 3 O’LEARY

Zentangle pattern: 12 3 O'Leary. 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® Antonine Koval’s Zentangle® pattern: 1 2 3 O’Leary.

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How to draw SHEA

Zentangle pattern: SheA. 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 Jeongja Kim’s Zentangle® pattern: SheA.

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Tangle Refresher 191 – Featuring how to make sweet Zentangle-inspired gift boxes, our random string, plus how to draw Printemps, Auracross, Feeling Knotty, Patience, Nouvart

Zendala gift boxes

Buried Treasure – spotlights hidden tangle gems from a year ago in the Zentangle® world! Plus CZT Dorian Eng’s video tutorial on how to make sweet Zentangle-inspired gift boxes, and our random string of the week …

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How to draw BONNIE

Zentangle pattern: Bonnie. 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® Jennifer Jones’s Zentangle® pattern: Bonnie.

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How to draw TYPZI

Zentangle pattern: Typzi. 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® Sue Schneider’s Zentangle® pattern: Typzi.

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How to draw ODIR

Zentangle pattern: Odir. 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® Sue Schneider’s Zentangle® pattern: Odir.

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How to draw XLNT

Zentangle pattern: Xlnt. 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: XLnt.

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