Fairy Ring

Model:

  • Fabric = 28 count Cashel in Brash by Picture This

  • Pattern size = 14.5” x 9” (14 ct.)

  • Stitch count = 203 x 125

  • Stitched 2 over 2


Threads:

  • All DMC

  • Kreinik blending filament

  • Kreinik very fine braid (#4)

About the design:

Fairy rings are circles of mushrooms that can be sometimes observed in almost any habitat. The actual body of a fungus is a mass of slender filaments in the soil or organic tissues that they digest. Mushrooms are the reproductive organs of these almost invisible masses of filaments.

This particular fairy ring is made up of Amanita mushrooms, a group that includes some of the most poisonous species in the world. Amanita are generally reddish orange rather than the variety of colors represented here.

Celtic folklore says that fairy rings are created by the dancing of fairies. They can be hazardous places for the unwary human, bringing bad luck or even death for disturbing the fairies involved. This young dragon, though, has no need to worry, as he is immune to both fairy glamour and mushroom poisoning.

Released in 2010