Thursday, December 1, 2011

knitted mushrooms



Oak-dyed-mellow-yellow joins red and white. Knitted, then felted. The white spots are bits of wool stitched on but if I make another spotted one, I'll needle felt instead. After stuffing the stem with wool and adding a little rice for weight, a circlet of wool is attached. The very wonderful  pattern is here.

I'm thinking a whole colony of mushrooms from tree-dyed wool might be a fun way to document wool in the dye-pot. No leaf collecting today though -- maybe pinecones.

13 comments:

Clare Wassermann said...

oh wonderful

Jeannie said...

Fun mushrooms!!! I love the different shapes. I wonder if I can add one more item to my "to make" list before it becomes a short story. Wishing you a beautiful day.

Trish said...

Wonderful knitted mushrooms. Wish we had some snow!xxx

liniecat said...

lol what lovely mushrooms! Hope them there bees are tucked up warm......!

Nancy said...

Those mushrooms are SO cute!!! :)

handstories said...

wonderful! Blue & i have a thing for mushrooms. thanks for the link!

Deb G said...

Love these! I am making some too!

deanna7trees said...

wow. love those mushrooms. what fun.

woman with wings said...

Thank you, Clare!

woman with wings said...

Jeannie--oh, sure you can! ;-) A beautiful weekend to you, too.

woman with wings said...

Thanks, Trish -- this little bit of snow is OK, as long as it melts this weekend so I can find more leaves!

woman with wings said...

Lyn, thank you! -- and I honestly don't know if the bees are OK or not -- saw some dead ones last time I changed out the feeder, am hoping it's normal die-off...

woman with wings said...

Nancy -- thanks!

Cindy, hope you like making them. Does he knit, too? What a guy!

Deb, they're pure delight, like sneaking chocolate or something.

Deanna, easy, quick & fun! I love felting them by hand.