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Linda Farmer, Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT#7)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.

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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.If you are new to the Zentangle art form, I suggest first you visit the ZENTANGLES > WHAT IS A ZENTANGLE page on the pink menu bar at the top of every page to get an idea of the focus of TanglePatterns. On the ABOUT > HOW TO USE THIS SITE page you’ll find helpful suggestions for using the site.

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How to draw HEART RIBBON

Zentangle pattern: Heart Ribbon. 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!

Today is Australia Day for all our tangling friends down under, so we wish everyone there a happy summer holiday  — as we northerners cope with our winter chills 🙂

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How to draw HEART TWIG

Zentangle pattern: Heart Twig. 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, welcome back for another inspirational week of fun tangles to explore.

For the last several weeks the crafting world has been pushing … errr … marketing all kinds of products for Valentine’s Day, three weeks from today. But we tanglers are so lucky. We don’t have to purchase anything to get our Zentangle® on for any season. We simply brush off our creativity, get out our Micron 01’s and maybe some sparkly Gelly Rolls and off we go zenfully creating our cards and notes.

This week we’ll take a look a some new heart-based tangles to add to our already-significant repertoire. Now over 70 and counting …

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How to draw SQUARE FLOWER

Zentangle pattern: Square Flower. 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 Sumita Roy’s Zentangle® pattern: Square Flower.

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How to draw S-KNOT

Zentangle pattern: S-Knot. 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® Curtis Hwang’s Zentangle® pattern: S-Knot.

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How to draw MOGOLLO

Zentangle pattern: Mogollo. Image copyright Linda Farmer and TanglePatterns.com. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. You may use this image for your personal non-commercial use only. The unauthorized pinning, reproduction or distribution of this copyrighted work is illegal.

Online instructions for drawing CZT® Claudia Caro’s Zentangle® pattern: Mogollo.

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How to draw S’PLODE

Zentangle pattern: S'plode. 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 Lynne Wohleber’s Zentangle® pattern: S’plode.

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How to draw DDD

Zentangle pattern: DDD. 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: DDD.

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How to draw AMPLE

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® Katie Crommett’s Zentangle® pattern: Ample.

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Tangle Refresher 232 – Tangles and Tips for Beginners, our random string and how to draw Springkle, Quircles, Stikz, Deeday, Jive & Jazz

TanglePatterns.com Buried Treasure & Tangle Refreshers

This Buried Treasure spotlights hidden tangle gems from the past in the Zentangle® world, takes a look at tangles for beginners as well as some beginner tips (or reminders for experienced tanglers), and shares our random string of the week …

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How to draw TAKE5

Zentangle pattern: Take5. 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: Take5.

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How to draw LETTERISH

Zentangle pattern: Letterish. 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: Letterish.

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Tangle Refresher 231 – Happy New Year wishes, our random string and how to draw Snail, Broadway, Tektonik, Shira, Liberty Fan

happy-new-year-2022

Best wishes to you for a healthy and fabulous 2022! Enjoy our Buried Treasure spotlighting hidden tangle and tutorial gems from the past in the Zentangle® world! Plus a random string to explore …

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Zentangle® Project Pack #16 Summary – The Twelve Days of Zentangle, 2021 Edition – Keeping Score

Zentangle Project Pack 16 - 2021 TWELVE DAYS OF ZENTANGLE - Keep

Project Pack #16 – The Twelve Days of Zentangle, 2021 Edition – Keeping Score. This article provides detailed notes on each of the videos for this Zentangle Project Pack and makes it easy for you to find all the related videos and any parts of them you may wish to refer to again. Each full video can also be found on the corresponding tangle’s page on TanglePatterns.

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How to draw HEBA

Zentangle pattern: Heba. 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® Nadine Roller’s Zentangle® pattern: Heba. Season’s greetings, and heads up on my Project Pack Summary AND the 2022 Edition of the TanglePatterns.com TANGLE GUIDE.

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How to draw ZIGZATREE

Zentangle pattern: Zigzatree. 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® Shell Chang’s Zentangle® pattern: Zigzatree.

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How to draw SHIPZ

Zentangle pattern: Shipz. 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® Mélanie Marty’s Zentangle® pattern: Shipz.

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How to draw NEB

Zentangle pattern: Neb. 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 Lauri Shaw’s Zentangle® pattern: Neb.

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How to draw MRTH

Zentangle pattern: Mrth. 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.

Video demonstration and links to online instructions for drawing the Zentangle®-original tangle: Mrth.

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How to draw PANGEA

Zentangle pattern: Pangea. 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.

Video demonstration and links to online instructions for drawing the Zentangle®-original tangle: Pangea.

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How to draw COME AND GO

Zentangle pattern: Come and Go. 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 Teng’s Zentangle® pattern: Come and Go.

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How to draw SIX and SIX-FLOWER

Zentangle pattern: Six. 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® Anita Hou’s Zentangle® pattern: Six.

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How to draw RAIN GAUGE

Zentangle pattern: Rain Gauge. 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 HeidiSue Whitney’s Zentangle® pattern: Rain Gauge.

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How to draw KASUAL

Zentangle pattern: Kasual. 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® Iratxe Unzurrunzaga Garate’s pattern: Kasual.

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How to draw TULIPDUE

Zentangle pattern: TulipDue. 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® Carmen Varela Trivo’s Zentangle® pattern: TulipDue.

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How to draw FLOR-IN-SQUARE

Zentangle pattern: Flor-in-Square. 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® Anita Hou’s Zentangle® pattern: Flor-in-Square.

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Tangle Refresher 230 – The art of the Zentangle aura, our random string and how to draw Hollis, Shooting Star, Papermint, Peaooo, Ringz

Auras in nature

Buried Treasure – spotlights 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 2HEARTS

Zentangle pattern: 2Hearts. 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: 2Hearts. Wishing everyone a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!!

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How to draw HAYASTONE

Zentangle pattern: Hayastone. 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 Hayato Naritomi’s Zentangle® pattern: Hayastone.

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