What is Zentangle?
Linda Farmer, Certified Zentangle Teacher

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My name (Linda) drawn in a Zentangle®, using Tangle Patterns 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.

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

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.

Recently I’ve added a new 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.

 

Tangle Refresher 86

Tangle Refresher!Here’s a great suggestion from the founders of Zentangle®, Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas …

Every once in a while, it’s good to revisit our roots . . . remind ourselves of the beauty, simplicity and comfort of an original Zentangle. So if you’re not already doing this, we encourage you to touch base with the core of Zentangle from time to time.

One way to do this is recreate a simple Zentangle (maybe a variation of your first one) and remember the thrill of creating this tiny work of art for the first time.

How about it? Let’s take time this weekend to revisit the core of Zentangle by recreating just one simple tile.

Can’t find your first tile and need suggestions for tangles? How about the Zentangle-original classics: Crescent Moon, Hollibaugh, Bales and/or Printemps. And use a simple Z or X for your string.

I’m willing to bet you’ll be astonished and delighted at your growth from that first tile, and reminded that all you need is a pencil for your string and shading, a black 01 Micron pen, and a 3-inch square white tile. Less is more.

If you need a reminder of the honest-to-goodness basics, visit the ZENTANGLES > WHAT IS A ZENTANGLE? page on the top menu bar of the site.

From the "Beginning Zentangle" booklet in the Official Kit

Honest-to-Goodness Zentangle facts. From the “Beginning Zentangle” booklet in the Official Kit

The Tangle Refresher series, aka Buried Treasure, spotlights hidden tangle gems from the past. It can remind you of tangles you might not have used for a while or introduce you to some you haven’t come across yet.

Here are five more tangle pattern gems and a Tangle Refresher from a year (or two) ago for your tangling pleasure. Remember to check out the “More Good Stuff” links below too. Zenful tangling!

BTW as you visit these tangles please Tweet or “like” them on Facebook so they get shared with a wider audience. Sharing links are on the left side of each pattern’s page. Thanks!

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How to draw NUWAVE

Zentangle pattern: NuwaveToday West Virginia tangler Beth Snoderly shares another tangle pattern with us and Nuwave has a very cool optical effect.

Beth has shared several tangles and strings with the Zentangle® community and I always look forward to seeing what she comes up with as they’re usually a little “off the beaten path”. For tangles, simplicity rules!

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How to draw YUMA

Zentangle pattern: Yuma

Online instructions for drawing CZT® Tina Hunziker’s Zentangle® pattern: Yuma.

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TanglePatterns String 122

TanglePatterns String 122

This String is shared by CZT Adele Bruno for your creative enjoyment. You can help our community’s String resource grow by sending me yours to share. I’m always looking for new strings!

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How to draw JASMIN

Zentangle pattern: Jasmin

Links to online instructions for drawing Simone Bischoff’s Zentangle® pattern: Jasmin.

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How to draw SNAIL

Zentangle pattern: Snail

Online instructions for drawing the Zentangle®-original tangle: Snail. With steps by Sayantika Ray, and a video of Maria creating Bijou.

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How to draw WUD

Zentangle pattern: Wud

Links to instructions for drawing CZT® Joni Feddersen’s Zentangle® pattern: Wud.

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STORIES: How Zentangle helps an “almost-teenager” with ADHD and anger management issues

Sunflower tranquility and hope

In this occasional series on TanglePatterns, readers describe in their own words how Zentangle® has changed their lives. 12-year-old Daniel describes how “the calming experience of Zentangle was not only an aid in getting rid of my hyper-ness, but something that I very quickly became captivated with.” He also shares some of his Zentangle art with us.

Continue reading: STORIES: How Zentangle helps an “almost-teenager” with ADHD and anger management issues

TanglePatterns String 121

TanglePatterns String 121

This String is shared by tangler Didier Gervy for your creative enjoyment. You can help our community’s String resource grow by sending me yours to share. I’m always looking for new strings!

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Tangle Refresher 85

Tangle Refresher!

Buried Treasure! Here’s what was new in the Zentangle® world a year ago – five tangle pattern gems for your tangling pleasure.

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How to draw ING

Zentangle pattern: ING

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

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How to draw CABANA

Zentangle pattern: Cabana

Online instructions for drawing Milde Weiss’s Zentangle® pattern: Cabana.

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How to draw (O)

Zentangle pattern: (O)

Online instructions for drawing Mei Hua Teng’s Zentangle® pattern: (O).

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TanglePatterns String 120

TanglePatterns String 120

This String is shared by tangler Beth Snoderly for your creative enjoyment. You can help our community’s String resource grow by sending me yours to share. I’m always looking for new strings!

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How to draw FARLING

Zentangle pattern: Farling

Online instructions for drawing CZT® Deb Eichhorn’s Zentangle® pattern: Farling.

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How to draw KAURIKUNDA

Zentangle pattern: KauriKunde

Online instructions for drawing CZT® Tina Hunziker’s Zentangle® pattern: KauriKunda.

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How to draw CURL

Zentangle pattern: Curl

Online instructions for drawing Lu-Marie Laker’s Zentangle® pattern: Curl.

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TanglePatterns String 119

TanglePatterns String 119

This String is shared by CZT Linda Fine for your creative enjoyment. You can help our community’s String resource grow by sending me yours to share. I’m always looking for new strings!

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Tangle Refresher 84

Tangle Refresher!

Buried Treasure! Here’s what was new in the Zentangle® world a year ago – five tangle pattern gems for your tangling pleasure. And some wisdom from “The Book of Zentangle”.

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How to draw ALAURA

Zentangle pattern: Alaura

Online instructions for drawing CZT® Diane Tai’s Zentangle® pattern: Alaura.

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How to draw INCHWORM

Zentangle pattern: Inchworm

Links to online instructions for drawing Lori Byerly’s Zentangle® pattern: Inchworm.

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TanglePatterns String 118

TanglePatterns String 118

This String is shared by tangler Barbara Finwall for your creative enjoyment. You can help our community’s String resource grow by sending me yours to share. I’m always looking for new strings!

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How to draw CROSCRO

Zentangle pattern: Crosco

Online instructions for drawing Hsin-ya Hsu’s Zentangle® pattern: Croscro.

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How to draw POMX2

Zentangle pattern: Pomx2

Online instructions for drawing Mei Hua Teng’s Zentangle® pattern: Pomx2.

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