Monday, February 26, 2018

"Nature alone is antique, and the oldest art a mushroom" Thomas Carlyle

During last week's rainy days, I needed something to keep my hands busy as I binge watched Netflix.  In December, when I was trying to make round heads for the snowmen, some of the patterns I made did not work--too pointy, too fat, just wrong.  I stuffed two of them, and they didn't work at all--one way too big, the other too squatty.  (They will make satisfactory pumpkins in the fall.)  

One pattern that I pieced, however, I didn't even bother to stuff.  I pulled it out and turned it into something else entirely.

Folding it it inside itself and adding a bit of stuffing made a neat mushroom cap.  Now I was set to get back to Netflix with floss and needle ready!  The neon green floss did not give the bioluminescent look hoped for, so I switched to other colors.  A rectangle made a simple stem, and I now have the first mushroom for my imaginary forest floor.  






Pinterest has so many beautiful fabric mushrooms and so many ideas!  I have some tiny 'shrooms in progress and will probably continue making them and experimenting until I get tired of it.  Real mushrooms are amazingly diverse in appearance, but fabric mushrooms on Pinterest are varied, too.  :)


The sudden appearance of mushrooms after a summer rain 

is one of the more impressive spectacles of the plant world.  --John Tyler Bonner

The sun is out today, but the rains return tomorrow.

Clearly, the light is bothering Edgrrr.



8 comments:

  1. LOL...Love Edgrrr...and his name! I look at Pinterest a lot and don’t remember ever seeing a fabric mushroom. So this is quite unique and so interesting to me. All your embroidery on it is fabulous! I keep scrolling up and down looking at all sides of it.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. He is the friendliest, most affectionate, bossiest cat ever. I've embroidered tiny one inch squares, entire doll bodies, text, clothing...anything that will keep my hands busy when I want to watch my shows. :) I never know what to do with these "whatevers" but their purpose is served. :)

      Delete
  2. I _so_ know how Edgrr feels, bless him!

    I like your mushroom, and it would be fun to have an entire embroidered forest floor!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. His favorite sleeping headquarters is in the bowl I keep on the table, but I run him out regularly. His second favorite is on a table in front of the window. His third is chasing Stinker from wherever she tries to sleep! I was surprised to see him sleeping on the floor. Edgrrr is the Master of the House. :p

      Delete
  3. Love your mushrooms-and Edgrrr!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I adore this latest work, but then I love everything you do xoxox

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You are so sweet! The mushrooms are fun, I've almost finished two littles and need to piece to gather some more. I love the work your students do--they are so lucky to be experiencing such a broad range of artistic endeavors!

      Delete

Good to hear from you!