Coloring Competition


The Simalinas are working on the next book, of course. This time however, we are inviting YOU to participate.

There is a challenge in the Tangle It! Coloring Club on Facebook and another one in the Tangle It! Mandala Club on Facebook.

Create a coloring in page before Sunday, 10th January 2016 and post it in one of the groups. All members of that Facebook group can vote for their favorite page. The 3 pages with the most votes will be included in our next project, which is due to be released in February.

We posted a template with the correct size in each group. All entries must be black and white and not shaded. The artist must sign and date the artwork. Users from the group are allowed to use the art to color and post the results.

On the 10th January we will create an album and a Facebook poll. Group members will be able to vote for one week. The winners will be announced on Monday, 18th January. Each winner will receive a free copy as soon as the book is available on Amazon.

Here are the entry requirements:
1. The drawing area is 6″x9″ – anything exceeding this ratio will be cropped.
2. The drawing should be black and white without shading.
3. Your artwork must be signed and dated (copyright, ya know).
4. Users from the group are allowed to download and color.
5. Keep a scan of the original artwork at a resolution of 300dpi handy – if you win, we will require this original to include in the book.


Log Cabin

I am addicted! Log Cabin is really a great pattern. Still working on christmas presents, I decided to create  a mat for a black and white photo I am going to give away.
Before giving it away, I decided to make a copy of it. I will be shrinking this image and print little gift tags. It is also perfect to print on envelopes.

What amazes me about this pattern is the way it formed these little diamonds. I only realised when I started shading. Have a look:

Log Cabin Art by Ina Sonnenmoser

Here are the other 2 pieces I created so you can see just how different this pattern can look:

Artwork by Ina Sonnenmoser featuring Log Cabin Artwork by Ina Sonnenmoser featuring Log Cabin

The step out can be found in the pattern section. Have a Zentastic day!

New pattern: Log Cabin

Now that we have successfully published our 4th book, it is time to continue with my original project: 501 Tangle Pattern Step Outs

I started the book a couple of months ago and then decided to do a ‘quick project’ with Alice and Simona: Tangle It! Journal. I learnt so much during this project. It completely changed the way I approach my new book.

The book will contain approximately 250 patterns from various artists and 250 step by step instructions of the patterns I drew. Plus lots and lots of artwork to see all those patterns in action!

It is a huge project, but now that I have mastered the Tangle It! Planner with 274 pages, I feel confident that 450 pages will be possible!

To celebrate “Back to Work” I will give you a teaser: The new pattern Log Cabin

A friend of mine gave me a quilt many years ago. It was a baby blanket for the baby that is now looking down at me. Checking various sites, I could not identify anyone that had prepared step outs for this pattern before. So here it is:

Log Cabin Pattern by Ina Sonnenmoser

Oh, the possibilities! Let me show you the artwork in detail:

Artwork by Ina Sonnenmoser featuring Log Cabin Artwork by Ina Sonnenmoser featuring Log Cabin

Stay tuned for more news on the development of the book!



Book 3 and 4 is available !!

We promised another surprise for this week .. and here it is:

Tangle It! Practice Book   Tangle It! Practice Book

All three of us were missing a book that allows us to record step by step instructions for patterns and a place to practice. We love tangling, however individual tiles are easily lost. When we realized that each of us use a journal to organize, practice, and store tiles, we decided to create “the perfect book for tanglers”. A place where we have it all: record step outs AND lots of room to tangle. Our combined experience produced this lovely Practice Book.

This book provides a place for you to:

  • store 256 step outs,
  • tangle 240 blank squares, and work with
  • 144 pre-strung tiles.

We included a basic introduction to tangling, shading, and creating strings, plus a few interesting topics to inspire you.

Now, tangle on!

ZenHugs from Alice, Simona, and Ina

The Ultimate Accessory for Tanglers – All organized in one great little practice book!

This book is available in 2 versions: black& white and full color. We highly recommend the color version. The paper quality is thicker and it is just so much more fun to have a bit of color in your life!

Here are some pages from the book so you know what to expect:

Tangle it Practice Book Index Tangle it Practice Book Step Out Page Tangle it Practice Book Strings Large Tangle it Practice Book Strings Small

Click the image below to place your order through Amazon:

Tangle It! Practice Book Tangle It Practice Book Black & White Edition

The Deluxe Edition on the right is in full color and the paper is thicker.

The Black & White Editions contains only Black and White pages.

Tangle It! Planner Tangle It Journal

It arrived !

Finally I have it in my hands!

Now THIS is a seriously sized book – definitely value for money! It is thick .. and heavy .. and beautiful!

I took a few photos of my bookshelf. Most of you have the one or other book. Here you can see just how massive a 270 page book is!

What I like most about it is, that you can really start at any time of the year.

The pattern index at the back of the book comes in very handy. How often do you think: “hmmm, what pattern could I add here”? This index featuring all 101 NEW patterns is just what I needed.

And looking at the bright colors on the cover just make me happy. This will be THE book on my desk! is offering a 25% discount at the moment when you enter the code 25OFFBOOK during checkout. I am not sure how long that will last, but that brings the price of the book down to just over $20. Considering how much you pay for any other planner that does NOT contain 101 new patterns, I think it’s a bargain.

Oh, I forgot to mention that the 101 new patterns do NOT include the 20 patterns introduced in our Tangle It! Journal.


Announcing: Tangle It! Planner

Wouldn’t it be great to have book to record important dates and appointments AND a tangle pattern collection in one?

Every week a new pattern to try – and for those days when you feel like adding a bit of extra me-time, we included even MORE patterns.

101 NEW patterns in total!

Simona, Alice and myself are so excited to bring you our Tangle It! Planner.

Tangle It! Planner

This educational art activity planner for tanglers is sure to inspire, encourage, and motivate you along your art journey.

101 exclusive new tangle patterns with step by step instructions, weekly challenges, practice pages and coloring prompts, monthly and weekly planner pages, and so much more.

Finally a book that allows you to plan your life AND provide space to practice 101 new tangle patterns!

Keep a record of your important contacts, plus additional space for notes, gift ideas and passwords.

274 pages, Size: 7×10″
ISBN-13: 978-1518764486
ISBN-10: 1518764487

Available from Amazon and soon in your local bookstore.

This is the ULTIMATE Planner for tanglers !!!

Excerpts from the book can be found on Simalina’s homepage.