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Labyrinth

This week’s inspiration image is a labyrinth. This one is a finger labyrinth at St. Margaret’s Chapel in Glastonbury. You place your finger in the groove and trace it around while contemplating God. Like most labyrinths you work your way to the centre and then back out again.

Labyrinths have been in use for millennia by various cultures as an aid to prayer and meditation. Unlike a maze, a labyrinth has only one path, so not even I can get lost! I decided that surface crochet was the best way for me to interpret this image. I made a crochet square using double crochet.

With a contrast colour I worked in double crochet over the surface of the square.

I had some square lined paper which I printed the image on. This gave me a sort of chart to follow.

The nice thing about this project was like a labyrinth all I had to do was follow the path and the labyrinth appeared on my square.



I haven’t blocked my square yet (I’m full of cold and feeling sorry for myself) but once I have it’ll smooth out and look neater. I’m going to make it a square in my latest sample blanket.


This week’s inspiration image is below. Send me photos of any projects inspired by my images, with details of the image, and I’ll enter you into this month‘s prize draw.


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