First there was the photo, taken at Healing Ground in Oak Ridge, North Carolina.

Labyrinth at Healing Ground

Then there was the idea and the cartoon…

tapestry cartoon

Then there was a long period of dithering because I couldn’t decide between two approaches. One was to make the “path” blue, the maze white, and sew on buttons or smooth worn pieces of shell.

labyrinth tapestry

The other was to use all these little samples of handspun, natural or naturally dyed wool that were given to me along with the used loom I bought eight years ago, and make it more realistic.

labyrinth tapestry

I decided to start with the more traditional tapestry, and if I’m hungry for more, weave the other one.