This is a canvas Chartres labyrinth for laying on the floor in a small space and walking on top of it. The cloth is about 3 feet by 3 feet (sharpie pen for scale) I used 6 different colors on each circle to keep track of which circle you were walking. I came up with this idea after reading Karen’s website on making walkable labyrinths in a small space. She drew the the lines for the labyrinth, and then drew a colored pattern in each path between the lines. I opted to skip drawing the traditional lines, and just drew the colored paths.
You might be wondering why there is such a large center. If you try to make a normal scaled Chratres laybrinth you will find that the turns in the center are two tight to make a meditative walk. By making the paths thin and on the edges of the cloth, it opens up the turns.
After walking this design I found that it wasn’t quite the same as walking a full scale Chartres. I guess I’ll never be happy until I have a 12 circuit design between 30-50 feet I found myself concentrating on the turns, and then cruising the arcs. Again there’s another metaphor for life in here. You set for a goal, and end up with unexptected turns and back tracking before reaching your final destination.