Creative Pattern TanglingCreative Pattern Tangling is NOT a form of meditative drawing.

CPT is a method to engage the right hemisphere of the brain in order to increase creativity and imagination.

During CPT tanglers experience the mental state of Flow – a state of complete immersion in an activity in which powerful chemicals are produced in the brain.

Following step by step instructions to draw a pattern is challenging at first. After a while, this activity will no longer provide a challenge. The state of flow cannot be achieved. Instead of searching for new patterns that provide a challenge, CPT enables tanglers to experience flow by modifying patterns, creating their very own and unique artwork in the process.

Once you know how to follow step by step instructions to draw a pattern, you are ready to apply CPT to this pattern.

The process is simple:

Take any pattern step out and exchange one shape for another. Apply different fill- or expanding options and see where your creativity leads you. Through this process, you build your very own pattern to create artwork. For inspiration, we have created CPT templates that can be tangled with patterns.

Grid-based patterns can be modified by rotating a section, or by using a different grid base to draw the pattern. On pattern-collections.com we have applied this method during the Grid Journey.

The technique is explained in detail in this document.

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A group of CPT coaches is currently being trained. To get certified as a CPT coach, each applicant has to pass an exam. Click here for more information.


Here is a list of certified CPT coaches:


Gaylene MillerAustraliaVictoriaShepparton
Lasha LuCanadaWinnipeg
Annette HallettCosta Rica/ BermudaSan JoseSan Rafael de Esczuhttps://www.facebook.com/ZenPenDesigns
Merete FuglsangDenmarkAalborghttp://nyddigsund.dk/
Christina WenzelGermanyHessenNeu-Isenburghttp://www.windspiel.art/
Christiane EichlerGermanyBayern/BavariaMunich/Münchenhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/1864419880254654/
Silvia NicklGermanyBayern/BavariaFürstenzell
Anne van GoffinGermanyHamburgHamburg
Abirami GowdhamanIndiaTamilnaduChennai
Simona CordaraItalyMilanhttps://timelessrituals.blogspot.it/
Kim Aarts-BruinsNetherlandsGelderlandUlfthttps://www.kimenzocreations.nl/
Nicole DreyerNetherlandsZuid-HollandVoorburg
Miriam GresnigtNetherlandsTwenteTubbergenhttps://www.instagram.com/tangled_by_mig/
Ellen WoltersNetherlandsGroningenHoogezand
Anja MeeterSouth AfricaWestern CapeSomerset Westhttp://www.facebook.com/TanglArt/
Dawn HaywardUnited Kingdom/UKHampshireBlackwater
Tracy RadcliffeUnited Kingdom/UKCheshireRuncorn
Denise ArmstrongUSAIndianaIndianapolis
Donna M. PetryUSAWest VirginiaJane Lew
Lila HolterUSAFloridaBrooksvillehttps://poppiespenpics.blogspot.com/
Dawn CollinsUSACaliforniaFontanahttps://www.facebook.com/DrawTangles/
Donna AllenUSACaliforniaSan Lorenzo
Cris JackmanUSACaliforniaYucca Valley
Debbie HatcherUSAKentuckyPhilpot
Keetara ColemanUSAMarylandGermantown
Suzy HaydenUSAKentuckyOwensboro
Glenna BaccusUSAAlabamaFlorence
Sherry PowerUSAAlabamaMontgomery
Kathie McDonaldUSAMinnesotaNorwood Young America
Cindy AngielUSANevadaGardnerville
Tricia LongUSANew HampshireDerry
Shelley AlkövUSANorth CarolinaRaleigh
Bob ChernowUSANorth CarolinaEfland
Diane WillardUSAOregonLa Pine
Cathy CussonUSATennesseeEast Ridge (Chattanooga)http://penstrokesbycathy.blogspot.com/
Linda KennedyUSAArizonaMesa
Ina SonnenmoserGermanyBaden-WürttembergUlm
Myriam Ines IacopettaItalyPugliahttps://www.youtube.com/mimixy
Stephanie KiefhaberGermany
Safiyyah PatelUnited Kingdom/UK
Catharina EkkelsNetherlandsNoord-BrabantEindhoven
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