Creative Pattern Tangling


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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.

For example, once you know how to follow step by step instructions to draw a pattern, you are ready to apply a CPT technique “Replace” to this pattern.

The process is simple:

Take any pattern step out or base pattern and exchange one shape for another. Apply different fill- or expanding techniques 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. You can also follow the online CPT Journey.

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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:


Abirami GowdhamanIndiaTamilnaduChennaiabirami@cpt.tangle.club
Anja MeeterSouth AfricaWestern CapeSomerset WestTanglA - Tangling Art
Anne van GoffinGermanyHamburgHamburg
Annette HallettCosta Rica/ BermudaSan JoseSan Rafael de EsczuZenPenDesignsannettecr@cpt.tangle.club
Bob ChernowUSANorth CarolinaEfland
Carrie PapenfussUSAOhioSandusky
Catharina EkkelsNetherlandsNoord-BrabantEindhoven
Cathy CussonUSATennesseeEast Ridge (Chattanooga)cathy@cpt.tangle.club
Christiane EichlerGermanyBayern/BavariaMunich/MünchenTangling Practice
Christina WenzelGermanyHessenNeu-IsenburgWindspiel.art
Cindy AngielUSANevadaGardnervilleThe Rainbow Elephantcindy@cpt.tangle.club
Cris JackmanUSACaliforniaYucca Valley
Dawn CollinsUSACaliforniaFontanaDraw Tangles with Dawn
Dawn HaywardUnited Kingdom/UKHampshireBlackwaterdawn.uk@cpt.tangle.club
Debbie HatcherUSAKentuckyPhilpot
Denise ArmstrongUSAIndianaIndianapolis
Diane WillardUSAOregonLa Pine
Donna AllenUSACaliforniaSan Lorenzo
Donna M. PetryUSAWest VirginiaJane LewMy Tangled Lifedonna@cpt.tangle.club
Ellen WoltersNetherlandsGroningenHoogezand
Glenna BaccusUSAAlabamaFlorenceglenna@cpt.tangle.club
Ina SonnenmoserGermanyBaden-WürttembergUlmina@cpt.tangle.club
Kathie McDonaldUSAMinnesotaNorwood Young Americashelf.elf1@cpt.tangle.club
Lasha LuCanadaWinnipeglasha@cpt.tangle.club
Lila HolterUSAFloridaBrooksvillePoppie's Pen Pics
Linda KennedyUSAArizonaMesalinda@cpt.tangle.club
Merete FuglsangDenmarkAalborgFuglsangi FarverMerete@cpt.tangle.club
Miriam GresnigtNetherlandsTwenteTubbergenTangled by MGg
Tangled by MiG
Myriam Ines IacopettaItalyPugliaMimi Xymimi@cpt.tangle.club
Nicole DreyerNetherlandsZuid-HollandVoorburgNicole's Artbox
Safiyyah PatelUnited Kingdom/UK
Sarah SavoyeUSANew YorkSuffern
Shelley AlkövUSANorth CarolinaRaleigh
Sherry PowerUSAAlabamaMontgomeryembracejoy@cpt.tangle.club
Silvia NicklGermanyBayern/BavariaFürstenzell
Simona CordaraItalyMilanKai-Zen Doodles
Stephanie KiefhaberGermanysteph@cpt.tangle.club
Suzy HaydenUSAKentuckyOwensborokysuzy@cpt.tangle.club
Thomas BlanchardUSAPennsylvaniaLevittownInstagramtdblanchard@gmail.com
Tricia LongUSANew HampshireDerryTricia's Tangled Art Studiotricia@cpt.tangle.club
Gerry O'NeillUSATennesseeOak RidgeTheReluctantRationaluglysock@cpt.tangle.club
Anne PageUSAMichiganClinton TownshipAnne on Facebookanne@cpt.tangle.club
Julia StüberGermanyNordrhein-WestfalenSiegburgEinfach stressfrei lebenjulia@cpt.tangle.club
Joyce BaumanUSAWyomingRock SpringsJayBee Creative TanglingJBauman@cpt.tangle.club
Tasmin RootmanSouth AfricaGautengJohannesburgTasmin Rootmantasmin@cpt.tangle.club
Jane HoffmanUSAOhioFremontOne heart inspiredjaneh@cpt.tangle.club
Faye GeddesCanadaAlbertaFaye Geddesfayegeddes@cpt.tangle.club
Maria Salve Regina V. BasbasPhilippinesMetro ManilaVeve on instagramvevebasbas@cpt.tangle.club
Katerina ArtiukhUkraineVinnytsiaHow to Cat
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