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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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Below you will find all the articles posted on the site with the most recent listed first. Enjoy!!


How to draw ONS

Zentangle pattern: OnS. 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 again my friends and welcome to Wednesday’s tangle.

Today’s OnS is from Taiwan CZT Curtis Huang who recently shared his CBeeline tangle with us.

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How to draw DIAN

Zentangle pattern: Dian. 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 everyone, delighted to see you again for another fine week of cool tangle inspiration 🙂

Today’s sweet Dian tangle is from Japanese CZT Hiromi Fukuoka.

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How to draw LADDER

Zentangle pattern: Ladder. 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: Ladder.

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How to make beautiful ZIA travertine coasters, a tutorial by Cyndi Knapp

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Canadian tangler Cyndi Knapp shares her easy steps to create lovely ZIA coasters and illustrates it with a tile using her 5D tangle as a string.

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How to draw 5D

Zentangle pattern: 5D. 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: 5D.

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How to draw LAPWING

Zentangle pattern: Lapwing. 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: Lapwing.

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How to draw SKYESIL

Zentangle pattern: Skyesil. 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 Weber’s Zentangle® pattern: Skyesil.

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How to draw EZE

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Eze, tangle and deconstruction by Emiko Kaneko. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Online instructions for drawing CZT® Emiko Kaneko’s Zentangle® pattern: Eze.

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How to draw MORRISSEAU

Zentangle pattern: Morrisseau. 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® Cherryl Moote’s Zentangle® pattern: Morrisseau.

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Tangle Refresher 217 – Inexpensive Zentangle®-inspired holiday season DIY projects, our random string, plus how to draw Ambler, Rayz, Roloflex, Skelter, and And

Seasonal DIY Projects

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

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How to draw HOODIE

Zentangle pattern: Hoodie. 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 Rosemary Turpin’s Zentangle® pattern: Hoodie.

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How to draw MIKA

Zentangle pattern: Mika. 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: Mika.

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How to draw SIXTARS

Zentangle pattern: Sixtars. 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: Sixtars.

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How to draw HARP

Zentangle pattern: Harp. 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® Jan Brandt’s Zentangle® pattern: Harp. And how to make a “Dangling Bijou” ornament.

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Zentangle® Project Pack #11 Summary – Fee-PHI-Fo-Fun!

Zentangle Project Pack 11

Project Pack #11 – Fee-PHI-Fo-Fun!. This article summarizes each of the videos for this Zentangle Project Pack and includes links to the individual videos. It also includes a download link for the FREE new Markus Operandus II tool created by Zentangle co-founder Maria Thomas. (Its use is explained in the Introductory video.)

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How to draw BOLLY POINT

Zentangle pattern: Bolly Point. 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® Hilde van Ginhoven’s Zentangle® pattern: Bolly Point.

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How to draw CARO

Zentangle pattern: Caro. 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: Caro.

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How to draw FAID

Zentangle pattern: Faid. 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. https://tanglepatterns.com/2020/09/how-to-draw-faid.html

Links to online instructions for drawing CZT® Rita Nikolajeva’s Zentangle® pattern: Faid.

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How to draw SAMU

Zentangle pattern: Samu. 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® Ria Matheussen’s Zentangle® pattern: Samu.

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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.

Links to online instructions for drawing CZT® Christine Reyes’s Zentangle® pattern: Dream Dancer.

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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.

Online instructions for drawing Monica Duetsch’s Zentangle® pattern: Peec.

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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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