How To: Drawing a 7 Step Labyrinth - The Witches Table
 
How have I managed to be pagan so long without knowing how to draw a basic labyrinth! 

Recently I hosted a Stitch and Witch at my home with invocations to Brigit, great company, great cake and a skills exchange.  I taught sock darning and various aspects of knitting and in return I learned to draw a 7 step labyrinth.  Thank you M!

It is so elegant and simple I want to share it all with you.

1. Starting point.
2. Now draw a connecting loop from the top point of the inner cross shape to the top of the L shape on the right side of the page.
3.  Then working from your left to your right draw loops linking the points of the cross and the points of the L's.  Move out one on each side every time  until all the points have been connected and you have circled the whole Labyrinth.
Just remember that the top of the Labyrinth will be much bigger than the bottom so make sure you take this into account when choosing where start your drawing.

I am so impressed with this technique - I don't draw often and yet I shall always be able to make a Labyrinth, it won't be long because I am embroidering them on prayer flags, icing them on cupcakes and splashing them all over my house. Best of all if I want to lay out a huge Labyrinth in my garden for a ritual working I can just use this template.  Want it to be bigger than 7 steps just keep on adding the L shapes in the four corners.

It couldn't be simpler!

You will be drawing labyrinths on everything for days to come, I promise you.
5/24/2012 17:41:55

Thank you so much for this! I LOVE labyrinths, but I've never tried to draw one before (I can't draw much of anything except stick figures). I'm so glad you shared this!

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5/25/2012 01:35:34

My pleasure! I don't consider myself much of an artist when it comes to drawing which I why I was so delighted with the simplicity. Please show my pics of your labyrinths!

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5/24/2012 20:18:15

Brilliant!
How funny, I just posted that I am knitting socks at the moment.

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5/25/2012 01:38:33

I LOVE knitting socks. I shall go and check it out!

If I could knit this labyrinth into a pair of socks I totally would.

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5/25/2012 21:11:04

Do you make your own patterns?

5/25/2012 08:15:03

I never thought it could be so simple! Thanks for sharing Antara, I know I'm going to have fun with this :)

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5/26/2012 03:11:50

Let me know how you get on. I'd love to see pics!

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5/26/2012 03:16:19

Hi Cat

I don't design my own sadly - haven't had the patience yet. Maybe one day?

I assume you are on Ravelry though?

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5/28/2012 14:53:49

I used to be and then the lost my info and I closed my account.

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Antara
5/28/2012 15:13:28

come back to the dark side :)

5/28/2012 16:46:58

http://www.ravelry.com/people/00smittenkitten

5/29/2012 14:14:00

Cool - I have sent you a pm.

5/26/2012 22:38:09

mmm..got into a bit of a muddle, but had fun. Thanks for the post.

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5/27/2012 01:01:24

Oh no. Anything I can help with?

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5/29/2012 09:38:11

I love this! Thanks so much for sharing it! Gonna share it with my coven right now!

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5/29/2012 14:13:20

Hi Sue

I am so pleased you found it useful! Let me know how you and your coven get on with it.

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