Quilted patchwork made from silk

49 x 49 cm

I love the patterns of labyrinths, particularly the medieval circular ones, and decided to make one using squares of silk to form the path.

This design is available as a greetings card from the Northumbria Community online shop:


I dyed the silk to get the deep brown and copper colours for the first labyrinth, and decided to tie-die some other pieces of silk at the same time.  I used them to make the same pattern, but with the path a solid colour, and the surround like ripples in a puddle.  I then added glass beads, small shells and chips of tigers eye to give variety to the path.