Mushroom Magic

Model:

  • Fabric = 28 count Cashel in Carnival by Picture This

  • Pattern size = 12“ x 11“ (14 ct.)

  • Stitch count = 172 x 159

  • Stitched 2 over 2


Threads:

  • All DMC

  • Kreinik blending filament

About the design:

The mushrooms in this pattern are based on those in the genus Armillariella, and are produced by a fungus parasite of trees. Several species of Armillariella produce reproductive mushrooms in the form depicted here, though they are generally pale orange and cream in color. These are reported to be very edible mushrooms, though you should never pick and eat anything you are not absolutely certain is harmless.

The wings of the ‘dragonfly’ are based on the wings of a species of dragonfly called the common whitetail (Libellula lydia). Males of these dragonflies have dark brown heads and legs and white abdomens. Their wings are patterned in clear and dark brown patches, just as those on the dragon in this pattern. Females have a different wing pattern and have darker colored abdomens.

Released in 2004