This was a learning process project. I hadn’t done most of the stitches before having really focused on cross-stitch work, so I wanted to teach myself more freestyle techniques – satin stitch, french knots, spider-web stitch, seed stitch. I intend it to be the first of a series of poisonous mushroom ‘samplers’.
I could accept the argument that the skull is unnecessary – but I can’t resist the nod to old Victorian poison bottle labels. I am me, after all.
You can read more about the process of this piece here and here.
6 thoughts on “Fly Agaric”
Wow! I saw this on Mr X Stitch and was blown-away. Such a great idea and carried out so well.
wow Katie, I knew this one was going to be good but it’s beyond good. It’s a fantastic piece is so much more than a learning piece, it’s a great piece in it’s own right and really shows your talent
I saw your mushroom on flickr, it is beautiful. I can’t believe this in your first embroidery. You are good!!
I think I love you. Or maybe hate you. That’s so fuckin’ gorgeous, you make me sick. I don’t what else to say, this leaves me weak in the knees.