Use My Tangle!!


The first Monday of the month is your chance to shine!  I will chose one of your home made tangles randomly and use it in the weekly challenge.  How much fun will it be to see your creation in action, used by the Challenge community?

Here's what you need to do:

In the linkey machine, leave your name and the site specific link to where your tangle instructions are hosted.  PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE LINKS TO ANYTHING OTHER THAN YOUR TANGLE PATTERN!! links to other sites will be considered as spam and will be deleted.

(see the tutorial for finding your site specific URL or link here)

There a few things that, in my mind, constitute an eligible tangle pattern:
1. It should be six steps to draw or less.
2. It should be non representational, meaning - it shouldn't LOOK like something specific, this removes any pressure to have to 'draw'
3. No pencil grids.  The idea behind this is simple Zentangle philosophy - No Erasers. 

If you think you have a tangle you'd like to submit, have at 'er!! :)

Submit as many links as you like, provided they follow the guidelines above!

I'm so looking forward to this!

QUICK NOTE: If you have entered MORE than one tangle, please make sure that there is a link on the linkey machine for EACH TANGLE.  I use a random number generator, and if your number comes up and the link takes me to a list of tangles - i'll just choose again, instead of having to decide/pick from your list.  Thanks for understanding.  

79 comments:

  1. Great idea, Laura. Nice way to learn more tangles..... and practice them! Glad you enjoyed some well deserved time off. Welcome back.

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  2. Thanks Tricia! (I edited your link to take us directly to your blog instead of through tanglepatterns. One less click.)

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  3. Glad to have you back!!! I gave you a link to my tangle pattern gallery. If you decide on one in particular there are some extra instructions on the blog when it was first posted. - Maybe I'll try to add those links to the gallery when I have time.

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  4. Hi Laura.. I've left a link to one of my more recent tangles.. Jailed Johnny was actually my 'homework' tangle at CZT#7 in Providence, it's got lots of possibilities..

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  5. Hi Laura,
    First I wish you and your family a fantastic 2012. I left a link to my tangle Golven.
    I love the "Use my tangle" idea.
    Thanks !

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  6. Hi Laura. I've missed you and everyone on here. I was thinking of February and Valentines Day. My hearts don't have a pattern. Didn't think they needed one. I'm not even sure if you will consider it a tangle. Thanks! Mel vicmelhorse

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  7. Laura, this is a great idea. I love to see what my fellow tanglers come up with. I have posted the link to my tangle Socc. I presented it at the CZT #7 conference. It was a big hit. Even though I think the tangle is pretty cool, the story that goes with it is what makes it special. It's all in the link, hope you enjoy.

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  8. Hi Laura... I added links to a couple of my tangles, for your consideration. :-)

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  9. Hi Laura,

    This sounds like so much fun. I sent you a link to the tangles that Birdie (my 13-year-old) and I have come up with. She'd be thrilled to death if you chose one of her tangles :-) If you like one but the steps aren't clear, let me know and she or I will redraw them. Looking forward to seeing all of the new tangles.

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  10. Just added a link to my tangle Pweeko. I posted it on the Zentangle for Kids website last fall. Shortly after I posted it, I saw it on JJ LaBarbera's Weekly Challenge #46 tile...what a rush!!!

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  11. I hope this one fits the rules... Love this idea.

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    2. So sorry, this is the one I meant to put here...http://www.flickr.com/photos/thestarryme/6730381143/in/set-72157628465637953

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  12. This one is my favorite of the ones I've created. Hope you like it. Diana

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  13. I'd love to see what people do with Bridgen, which is really my other half's tangle (Daved Levitan, CZT). Carole

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  14. I posted my weekly challenge #54 and a porn site posted on my published posting and it is now on the posted. I do not know how that happened or where it came from. I am new at this bloh stuff how do I get it off the weekly challenge and correct this. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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    1. Try posting a comment on the Challenge #54 page, or send Laura an e-mail. (I feel for you!)
      --Margaret

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  15. I know ,i am only a poor beginner, but i would love to see what experienced tanglers could do with
    "dubble us".if you chose at random i hope i come out sometime. i have little time to post, but i keep following the challenges and i admire how you keep people inspired.
    Thank you, Laura.

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  16. Seems there is some outcry to add this one:
    http://enthusiasticartist.blogspot.com/2012/01/dansk-tangle-instructions.html
    :-)

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  17. Oh what fun! I've entered Whyz. Thanks for all that you do Laura....and welcome back.

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  18. The list of Tangle Pattern I created is also located in Flickr in the Doogle Arts Group, the main flickr group that everyone enter their tangle patterns.

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    1. hey cookie,
      please use a link that takes me directly to where the tangle is you'd like to submit. You entered your main blog page, so i've removed it. thanks!!

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    2. I hope I did this correctly. I entered Shadowed Palmz.

      How many Tangles were are allowed to enter? I have quite a few. Maybe close to 20 of them I created.

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    3. yep, i think that one will work. you can submit as many as you like, as long as they follow the guidelines above.

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  19. I've linked to my blog where you'll find my first tangle pattern that was accepted at tanglepattern.com

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  20. This looks like so much fun! I can't wait to learn all these wonderful patterns. Thanks!
    ~ky
    scrapacat at yahoo dot com
    >^..^<

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  21. Wonderful idea! Thanks for the challenge and opportunity. I commented the other day but it didn't seem to post. Sorry.

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  22. Hi Laura, I added the link for 'Groovy' to the list. now I need to go check out all the other links! Thanks for the great idea.

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  23. Hello everyone! I added 5 of my tangle patterns to the list, Leafie Vines, Featherd, Bzzz, Rain or Shine and Birdie Feet. Enjoy!

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  24. Thanks for a great way to share our tangles.

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  25. i have a few tangles designed, not much, but nice anyway, for instance: Puzzled, Tof and Roobs you can check them out at my blog on page: tanglepatronen. Love 'n greetz, Ellen by the way, UMT lovely initiative!

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    1. Hi, Ellen! I always thought this was a great idea making a folder with a collection of all the tangle pattern you created. I finally figured out how to set mine up. My blog is called Cookie's World. I also have two other blogs called Cookie's world of Needlework and Cookie's world of general crafts.

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  26. I set up a folder on my Flickr account that shows all of my tangles I created.

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  27. I just edited and posted a set of all of my tangle patterns I created on my flickr account. I finally got it correct. I hope it did it right. Any time I create a new tangle pattern I can post them there. Easier to do than my Blog.

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  28. I just posted a tangle pattern I created over a year ago called Watermelen Seedz.

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  29. Great idea! I love seeing new tangles and will certainly add these to my toolbox!

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  30. I just posted a tangle pattern I created over a year ago called "Tore Up". I will post more later this week and next week. I have over 20 of them I created.

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  31. I just sent you a link to a new pattern... I think I did it right. ha. Love your blog!

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  32. Here's another tangle pattern I've created. Enjoy!

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  33. I just posted a Tangle Pattern called "Florez". I notice this tangle pattern in Linda Farmer's collection of tangle patterns that scrolls across the top when you look in her website of Tanglepatterns.com. I'm very pleased she likes my patterns enough to post in her "Tangle Pattern" collection.

    I have a newer on I created over a week ago that will be posted pretty soon or as soon as I draw up the directions.

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  34. Added one more. Hope your kiddo is doing ok and you're both getting some rest.

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  35. Enhorabuena a Artoo por empezar con los gateos
    He añadido un enlace a mi enredo kitchenette balance, espero que os guste
    Un abrazo

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  36. I just put up Ticking as requested. I am so glad that you like it. Ticking is SO easy.

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  37. Hi Laura, I just added another pattern.....Henna Drum. Keep up with all the recovery in your household!

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    1. I've finally got around to posting my one and only tangle! The idea came from the shoe rack hanging behind my door...hence the name Shooz!

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  38. Keep in mind that tangles submitted should be NON-Representational meaning - it shouldn't LOOK like something specific, this removes any pressure to have to 'draw'

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  39. Hi Laura! I've added my link for my tangle "Flourish". Thanks for this opportunity!

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  40. OK - I'm trying to post the tangle patterns individually. So far I got one up and am having trouble with more. I'll come back later and try again.

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  41. I love this idea! Now we can discover new patterns and directly use them!

    I added my Meo.

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  42. What a cool idea! Glad Artoo is back home again. Hang in there!!

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  43. I've left links for the two patterns I've created so far. Both were inspired by actual items, but the end result is not to create those items. :-)

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  44. Hi Laura,
    I just added my pattern "ATHITZI".
    It is a simple pattern but I have a lot of fun with it.
    Thank you for this opportunity. It`s a great idea!

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  45. Thanks for the encouragement to post. And have fun with Birds on a Wire.

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  46. Hi Laura, I'm happy to be UMT #100! This is a wonderful idea, thank you for all your hard work and dedication to all us Diva groupies.
    peace-n-luv,
    Sue O.

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  47. Thank you very much for this opportunity! Keeping my fingers crossed.... Well, except when I'm tangling of course :-))

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  48. Hi, Laura!
    I haven't entered anything in a long time, but I've been doing them. Just haven't gotten around to entering them. I just entered a new tangle I created which is really cute. I got the idea of it on a print hanging in the Conference Room at my Job.

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  49. Hi, Laura! L.O.V.E. your blog! I admire all the art here on a regular basis, even though I don't get my tiles photographed that often. : ) I just added a link for my tangle, Block'd, with fingers crossed. Thanks so much for all your hard work.

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  50. It has been a good week for me in tangle designing. I have come up with a group of sister tangles called 8's, 8's Parte Dos (Part 2), 8's Parte Tres (Part 3) and 8's Parte Quatro (Part 4). I have included a link to Parte Dos (my favorite) because it has info. in the post about how to find the others as well. Thanks again for all the inspiration!

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  51. Hi Laura,
    The pattern I've just added isn't a tangle pattern, but a new type of grid!! I used it for Challenge #122, "Grid (Un)Locked". Hope you like it!
    Greetz, Anneke

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  52. Thanks Laura,
    I just added a pattern, first time using the linky machine, hope it's correct.

    dennie

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  53. Taking a plunge here. I have encouraged others to post their tangles but never any of my own. 119 is Tierso.

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  54. Did not realize that these were listed here. May have to visit a few of the ones that I have not used. #120 is Exed. May add some others later. One I would like to was a post that had two grid seeds. Have to figure out a way to separate them so I can post those. May have to consult my sister for technical assistance.

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  55. I too didn't realize such a list existed… I think this will content me the rest of the weekend. Anyway, I posted a few of my tangles starting at #146 up there. I hope to see them in use, that is such great gratification. Also, I need some inspiration for some of them, I designed the pattern, but some I haven't even used yet! I know, so bad…. but this will change if it gets challenged…!!!

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  56. Hi Laura, I just linked my second tangle. Tropicana. Thanks for the opportunity, and for your weekly challenges!

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  57. Hi Laura - I redid my instructions for my Ditto tangle pattern and put in the new link. If you pick number 154 please switch it to 161. Thanks!

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  58. Hi Laura, How could I resist the recommendation of 2 tanglers who I admire (Margaret and Didisch) to submit my new pattern JawZ to your list for the UMT Challenge....? Well, of course: NOT! So I just sent you the link. Keep my fingers crossed now ;-))

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  59. Hi Laura… Margaret suggested I send you the link for my tangle Barney that appeared yesterday on TanglePatterns. And hope you get to meet Jenny F while she's in Saskatchawan!
    Sadelle, CZT#7

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  60. I linked to an image I posted on my pinterest board - I hope it works!

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  61. Hey, another way to share tangles! Thank you!

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  62. Hi Laura!
    Fingers crossed!! I'd love to see what people do with Meringue!!
    Cheers,
    K2 (CZT9)

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  63. Here's the link to Whirlee. Hope it get's a whirl.
    Lynn Mead CZT 14

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  64. Entered the link to Fassett. Would love to get wider exposure for this tangle.:)
    Lynn Mead CZT 14

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tangle me some zen, baby!!