Saturday, June 23, 2012


It's no secret that I've got some serious love for amanita mushrooms. Who can resist those bright red caps and spots? They're so charming and mischievous (well...more poisonous, but that's the same thing right?) and even better with little smiles on! Behold their loveliness captured (and interpreted) by me in wool felt, hand stitched, 5" hoop form:

Yay! What a sweet little family of toadstools! I really had fun making this one and like the idea of using a darker background to switch it up a smidge. As with most of my hoops, it was pretty time consuming with all the little bits to cut out and stitch on, but I am really pleased with the details of the finished piece:

This one totally makes me want to go for a nice nature hike and do some fungi hunting, but with the huge list of to do's I've got going on this weekend I can't see that one fitting on the agenda. Alas. I'll stick to handmade mushrooms for now! What do you think? Do you have a favourite hoop yet?


  1. I think this is my favourite too. Love the dark background! What kind of fabric are you using?

    1. I thought you (and Jean) would like this one! I use cotton for the fabric.

    2. Cool. Looks fab. You should skype with me now.

  2. They look so great! They really pop against the dark background ^_^