You will recall that I received hippie funding to upgrade the 3 Old Men labyrinth from this…
…to this (artist’s conception)…
I am here to tell you that while the sewing is not difficult, it is tedious in the extreme. I am blogging at this moment in order to avoid going downstairs and prepping yet another bolt of muslin for washing, cutting, and hemming. Yes, that’s right, I split an entire bolt of unbleached muslin in twain, then handkerchief-hem both sides of both strips. It takes an hour to do each strip, mindlessless folding 1/4″ hems and stitching them down, yard after yard.
Then the actual sewing starts. I’ve been working a couple of weeks, off and on, and here’s where I am as of yesterday afternoon:
What you see there is about two bolts of muslin. I bought two more yesterday, and they might be enough to finish the four long walls.
I keep talking about the “long walls” with dread and horror and I’m not sure everyone understands what I mean. Here is one of the long walls:
It’s over 100 feet long, and it’s one of four. And while the lesser walls are all symmetrical and made of panels of identical size, the long walls are a mishmash of lengths as they meander inwards across the octagons, ending with those little 9″ panels at the inner entrances.
Oh well. I knew the job was dangerous when I took it.