Friday, 6 February 2015
The Labyrinth Worm Amigurumi
Jim Henson's The Labyrinth is my all-time favourite movie; I think it's where my love of David Bowie stems from. I love the puppetry, the creatures, the costumes, Sarah's journey... everything.
Whilst browsing for ideas of my next crochet project, I came across this pattern for the little worm that Sarah meets when she first enters the labyrinth and knew I had to try making him. I wasn't sure what I'd do with a little worm, but I knew I had a space on the wall that needed filling, so I wanted to try and make him into a little mounted trophy head. I stuck to the pattern for the most part, but half way through the third 'bump' in his body, I stopped and switched colours to start making a mount, I also changed the eyes a little to make them more life like, and I could not be more pleased with how he turned out!
I made a little banner and stitched ''Ello' onto it to add underneath his head, and to finish it off I added a pom-pom ribbon around the edge, which was actually from the gift wrap on a Lush gift set that I got for Christmas.
This has been the most fun project I've done so far; I learned new techniques that I hadn't used before when doing his eyes and hair, and can't wait to apply them to future projects! I'm proud to have him on my wall for all to see!