About Mary’s Original & Favorite Tangle Patterns
To me, a “real” tangle pattern Zentangle is true to the spirit of design I heard from Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas (developers of the Zentangle Method).
During my Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT) training, I embraced that a “true” Zentangle pattern consisted of 1, 2 or 3 simply repeated lines that formed a beautiful, intricate pattern. There are over 100 tangle patterns officially authored by Zentnagle®. There are at least 100 more authored by CZTs and Zentangle enthusiasts. Examples and instructions for many of these patterns can be found at TanglePatterns.com.
The patterns shared here are some original tangles I authored and some of my favorite Official patterns. I’ll also include any patterns by other creators that I find soothing.