Beginners Guide Part 2

Welcome back! I hope you shared your Tipple artwork with our Facebook group. If you aren’t a member, you should consider joining us! And if you want to find more Facebook groups for beginners, check our Tangling Family List. People in these groups are all extremely helpful and friendly!

hmm… now that you finished your first Monotangle using Tipple, we just speed ahead and learn some more patterns.

There is a lot more that can be done with simple circles. How about Tripple Tipple?

Tripple Tipple

Ahhh – see, that opens up many more possibilities!

Let’s add one more to our collection: Aim

Aim by Christine Reyes










Now comes the time where I recommend that you start some kind of a Journal to keep track of the patterns you learn. I am really a big fan of my own book and that’s why I recommend it to you. If you want to invest a bit of money, then get yourself the Tangle It! Planner.

Tangle It Planner


The Planner was designed by 3 tanglers with the purpose to give us a place to record patterns. Alice, Simona and I don’t use it to record our appointments, but to tangle every day. Here is a sample of how it looks on the inside:


Tangle It! Planner Sample page









There are other calendar style books available. You could also get an art journal and draw the squares yourself! The important part is that you start right away to record the patterns. Within a short time you will be overwhelmed by the amount of patterns you have collected. A simple journal to use as a reference will be very useful!

I have prepared 2 standard templates. The size of each block on the first template is not quite 2,5″. The second template has only 6 blocks per page. Each block is 3″x3″. To download, click on the image. A full screen page will open up. Right click on the image and select either “Save As” or “Print”. I still recommend that you get yourself some kind of Journal and record your pattern collection there.

My Pattern Collection 1My Pattern Collection 2

Now let me see what you do with your 3 patterns. Tipple, Tripple Tipple, and Aim.

Tomorrow we will continue with Part 3. Keep practicing those circles!


3 thoughts on “Beginners Guide Part 2

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  • July 8, 2016 at 10:48 am

    As a beginner, it would be helpful to
    1. Show some variations using the designs
    2. offer us a string to use since we are beginners, sometimes hard to know how to start.


    • July 8, 2016 at 1:42 pm

      Hi Rebecca.
      Thanks for your feedback! It is very much appreciated!
      I agree, for beginners it would be nice to see more examples .. and I am collecting 🙂 Anyone using the guide is encouraged to share their artwork on the Facebook page. If I see a suitable tile created by one of the beginners, I ask if I am allowed to share it in the guide. With time, a nice collection of example will be part of each lesson.
      Regarding the strings … In Part 1 it refers to the ‘Strings’ page. and in Part 5 an additional 3 strings are included.


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