Tangle List is an information hub where Zentangle® enthusiasts can find new tangles, Zentangle community resources, and reviews all in one spot. The centerpiece of this hub is the Official Zentangle Pattern List, which is full of links to tangle step-outs and Youtube tutorials. There are many more lists and reviews on the way, so be sure to subscribe to Tangle List’s email newsletter and follow Tangle List on social media so that you don’t miss them!
About the Editor
My name is Carly, and I’m from the USA. I’m a Zentangle enthusiast and not a CZT (Certified Zentangle Teacher®).
Why I created Tangle List
When I discovered Zentangle in 2017, I realized that there was a need to start creating a master list of all the wonderful tangles, step-outs, articles, videos, and other resources in one spot. Despite Google searches, social media, online Zentangle groups, and the already existing tangle databases all being very helpful, they also have a bias toward recent content. Sometimes, for example, I’d find an incredibly helpful Zentangle tutorial that was written a half-decade ago, but was buried in the Google and social media results because it was considered “too old.” Sometimes I’d find an amazing tangle step-out that somehow escaped notice on Pinterest and other Zentangle websites. Sometimes I’d find a tangle created 7-8 years ago that was popular at the time, but is “old news” now and not shared much with new enthusiasts. So what I started doing in response to this frustration was to save links to everything into one giant spreadsheet. That way I could always quickly find what I needed in one spot.
That’s how the Official Zentangle Pattern List began. I envisioned a massive list that included all tangle names, descriptions, and links to tutorials all in one convenient spot. The goal was to access all of this information in mere seconds with only one click, so I started building a spreadsheet to do exactly that. Halfway through inputting the official tangles into the spreadsheet, I realized that other enthusiasts may find such a list helpful as well. That’s when I created TangleList.com.
Although I accomplished my original goal of creating my ideal tangle list, I’d like to offer a lot more. I plan to create additional lists that include unofficial tangles. I plan to highlight old blog posts, tutorials, and tangles that might benefit newer Zentangle enthusiasts. And I plan to highlight some of the Zentangle communities and bloggers that also share this passion. The overall goal now is to gather all of this Zentangle-related content that is scattered across the internet into one convenient hub.
I don’t know how long it will take to accomplish those plans, but at least you have a sense of where this blog is going and why it exists. I hope you’ll follow along for the ride.