Clustered Tough Shank Mushroom Cross Stitch Kit

Clustered Tough Shank mushroom cross stitch kit from our series of six different mushroom varieties

Clustered Tough Shank mushroom cross stitch kit complete

Clustered Tough Shank

(Collybia confluens)

From an original design by Jane Gordon

Clustered Tough Shank mushroom cross stitch kit front cover
Design size: 6 in x 5 in (approx)

Kit contents: 14 count Aida, DMC stranded cotton, needle, chart, instructions and thread organiser


Kit & P+P

Clustered Tough Shank Mushroom

This little woodland mushroom is very common from summer to late autumn in deciduous or mixed woods throughout Great Britain and Ireland, although it can be found in warmer countries on mainland Europe and Asia. It grows in dense tufts and forms delightful fairy rings in the leaf litter.

The Clustered Toughshank is professed to be edible but has a very indistinct taste. It is recorded in many field guides as ‘edible but worthless’  and not worth the trouble. Its cap flesh is very thin and insubstantial and, as the name suggest, the stems are very tough.

However, it is a pretty mushroom and worth a walk in the woodland to seek it out in its natural habitat.  Our cross stitch kit of this lovely  mushroom was developed from a watercolour and is one of our Mushroom Collection that features six kits in total.

The Clustered Toughshank mushroom cross stitch kit is one of a series of six different mushrooms from original watercolour paintings by our designer.  These six kits were created to look good individually or spectacular as part of group.

Mushrooms offer such a brilliant range of colour, shape and variety, from the red and white spotted varieties, traditional in fairy tales, to the just really weird.  Our mushroom series tries to represent just a few of these interesting fungi.

The mushroom cross stitch series was designed because mushrooms are such a fascinating species.  They are fast growing often appearing, as if by magic overnight and sometimes in ‘fairy circles’ this just adds to the sense of mystery – it is no wonder that they often feature in stories and folk law.

Added to this is the sense of ‘danger’ with many varieties being delicious and nutritious when eaten raw or cooked, but others are deadly, many people forage for mushrooms, but it pays to learn from an expert as there are serious poisonings and occasional deaths every year from gathering mushrooms.